favorite

Your favorite is what you like best. Your room is probably painted your favorite color, and the folders you carry to school are probably that color too.

In a competition, the favorite is the one considered likely to win. If you bet on the favorite in a horse race, you're betting on the horse lots of other people think will win. The opposite of the favorite is the dark horse, or the underdog, or the long shot. You may have a favorite recipe, a favorite Web site, a favorite pastime, a favorite anything.

Definitions of favorite
  1. adjective
    preferred above all others and treated with partiality
  2. adjective
    appealing to the general public
    “a favorite tourist attraction”
    synonyms: favourite
    popular
    regarded with great favor, approval, or affection especially by the general public
  3. noun
    something regarded with special favor or liking
    “that book is one of my favorites
    synonyms: favourite
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    type of:
    choice, pick, selection
    the person or thing chosen or selected
  4. noun
    a special loved one
    synonyms: darling, dearie, deary, ducky, favourite, pet
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    chosen
    one who is the object of choice; who is given preference
    macushla
    (an Irish term of address expressing affection) darling
    mollycoddle
    a pampered darling; an effeminate man
    teacher's pet
    the teacher's favorite student
    type of:
    lover
    a person who loves someone or is loved by someone
  5. noun
    a competitor thought likely to win
    synonyms: favourite, front-runner
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    type of:
    challenger, competition, competitor, contender, rival
    the contestant you hope to defeat
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