Pronunciation: (fā'vur-it, fāv'rit), [key]
1. a person or thing regarded with special favor or preference: That song is an old favorite of mine.
2. Sports.a competitor considered likely to win.
3. a person or thing popular with the public.
4. a person treated with special or undue favor by a king, official, etc.: favorites at the court.
regarded with particular favor or preference: a favorite child.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.