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Favor meaning

favor - 16 dictionary results

  1. 1. promote over another; " he favors his second daughter"
  2. 2. Kind regard; propitious aspect; countenance; friendly disposition; kindness; good will.
  3. 3. The act of countenancing, or the condition of being countenanced, or regarded propitiously; support; promotion; befriending.
  4. 4. A kind act or office; kindness done or granted; benevolence shown by word or deed; an act of grace or good will, as distinct from justice or remuneration.
  5. 5. Mildness or mitigation of punishment; lenity.
  6. 6. The object of regard; person or thing favored.
  7. 7. A gift or represent; something bestowed as an evidence of good will; a token of love; a knot of ribbons; something worn as a token of affection; as, a marriage favor is a bunch or knot of white ribbons or white flowers worn at a wedding.
  8. 8. Appearance; look; countenance; face.
  9. 9. Partiality; bias.
  10. 10. Love locks.
  11. 11. To regard with kindness; to support; to aid, or to have the disposition to aid, or to wish success to; to be propitious to; to countenance; to treat with consideration or tenderness; to show partiality or unfair bias towards.
  12. 12. To afford advantages for success to; to facilitate; as, a weak place favored the entrance of the enemy.
  13. 13. To resemble in features; to have the aspect or looks of; as, the child favors his father.
  14. 14. A letter or epistle; - so called in civility or compliment; as, your favor of yesterday is received.
  15. 15. Kind regard; good will; act of kindness.
  16. 16. To be well disposed to; treat with indulgence; afford advantage to.

favor - examples of usage

  1. It was large and level and not too far from the sea, said one in its favor. - "The Princess Pocahontas", Virginia Watson.
  2. " I wish you would do me a very great favor," he said. - "Prince Fortunatus", William Black.
  3. " And there's a fair field and no favor," she continued. - "Prince Fortunatus", William Black.
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