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favouriteadjective [before noun]

UK (US favorite) uk   us   /ˈfeɪ.vər.ɪt/
A1 bestliked or most ​enjoyed: "What's ​your favourite ​colour?" "​Green." my favourite ​restaurant/​book/​songleast favourite liked or ​enjoyed the least: Cleaning the ​toilets is my least favourite ​job.

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favouritenoun [C]

UK (US favorite) uk   us   /ˈfeɪ.vər.ɪt/
B1 a thing that someone ​likesbest or ​enjoys most: How ​clever of you to ​buychocolatechipcookies - they're my favourites. a ​person who is ​treated with ​specialkindness by someone in ​authority: the teacher's favouriteC2 the ​person or ​animal most ​peopleexpect to ​win a ​race or ​competition: Great Gold is the favourite in the 2.00 ​race at Epsom. [+ to infinitive] Brazil are favourites towin this year's World Cup.

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(Definition of favourite from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “favourite”
in Arabic مُفَضَّل…
in Korean 좋아하는…
in Portuguese favorito…
in Catalan preferit…
in Japanese 好きな…
in Chinese (Simplified) 最喜欢的, 特别喜爱的…
in Turkish gözde, favori, çok beğenilen/tutulan…
in Russian любимый…
in Chinese (Traditional) 最喜歡的, 特別喜愛的…
in Italian favorito, preferito…
in Polish ulubiony…
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