favor Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “favor” in the English Dictionary

"favor" in British English

See all translations

favornoun, verb [T]

/ˈfeɪ.vər/  us /ˈfeɪ.vɚ/
US spelling of favour
(Definition of favor from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"favor" in American English

See all translations

favornoun

(Cdn Br favour)  us   /ˈfeɪ·vər/
  • favor noun (SUPPORT)

[U] approval or support of someone or something: In applying for this job, Tiffany has a lot in her favor (= to her advantage). The city council voted in favor of (= in support of) the proposed housing development.
  • favor noun (HELPFUL ACT)

[C] something you do to help someone, often after being asked to: Will you do me a favor and turn the oven on at four o’clock?
  • favor noun (PRESENT)

[C] a small present given to guests at a party: party favors

favorverb [T]

(Cdn Br favour)  us   /ˈfeɪ·vər/
to support or prefer one particular possibility: Democrats favored a temporary increase in the state sales tax.
(Definition of favor from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of favor?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
A blazing row: words and phrases for arguing and arguments
A blazing row: words and phrases for arguing and arguments
by ,
May 04, 2016
by Kate Woodford We can’t always focus on the positive! This week, we’re looking at the language that is used to refer to arguing and arguments, and the differences in meaning between the various words and phrases. There are several words that suggest that people are arguing about something that is not important. (As you might

Read More 

Word of the Day

droid

a robot (= a machine controlled by computer) that is made to look like a human

Word of the Day

trigger warning noun
trigger warning noun
May 02, 2016
a warning that a subject may trigger unpleasant emotions or memories This is not, I should stress, an argument that trigger warnings should become commonplace on campus.

Read More