Definition of “favorite” - English Dictionary

“favorite” in British English

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favoriteadjective, noun [ C ]

uk /ˈfeɪ.vər.ɪt/ /ˈfeɪ.vər.ət/

US spelling of favourite

(Definition of “favorite” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“favorite” in American English

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favoriteadjective

Cdn Br favourite us /ˈfeɪ·vər·ɪt, ˈfeɪv·rɪt/

best liked or most enjoyed:

This is one of my favorite restaurants.

favoritenoun [ C ]

Cdn Br favourite us /ˈfeɪ·vər·ɪt, ˈfeɪv·rɪt/

a person or thing that is best liked or most enjoyed:

Those gold earrings are my favorites.

A favorite is also a competitor likely to win:

The Chicago Bears are 10-point favorites over the Rams in the Super Bowl.

(Definition of “favorite” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)