What is Favor?
Favor definition and meaning on Dictionary terms:
something done or granted out of goodwill, rather than from justice or for remuneration; a kind act: to ask a favor.
friendly or well-disposed regard; goodwill: to win the favor of the king.
the state of being approved or held in regard: to be in favor at court; styles that are now in favor.
excessive kindness or unfair partiality; preferential treatment: to treat some people with favor and others with neglect.
a gift bestowed as a token of goodwill, kind regard, love, etc., as formerly upon a knight by his lady.
a ribbon, badge, etc., worn in evidence of goodwill or loyalty, as by an adherent of a political party.
a small gift or decorative or festive item, as a noisemaker or paper hat, often distributed to guests at a party.
Usually favors. sexual intimacy, especially as permitted by a woman.
Archaic. a letter, especially a commercial one.
verb (used with object)
to regard with favor: to favor an enterprise.
to prefer; treat with partiality: The father favored his younger son.
to show favor to; oblige: The king favored him with an audience.
to be favorable to; facilitate: The wind favored their journey.
to deal with, treat, or use gently: to favor a lame leg.
to aid or support: He favored his party’s cause with ample funds.
to bear a physical resemblance to; resemble: to favor one’s father’s side of the family.