Complete Definition of "favor"

English

Alternative spellings
i-c|Commonwealth English favour

Pronunciation
AHD|fÄ'vÉr, SAMPA|/[email protected]/, SAMPA|/[email protected]/
audio|en-us-favor.ogg|Audio (US)
Hyphenation: fa·vor

Noun
en-noun

  1. A deed in which help is voluntarily provided.

#: He did me a favor when he took the time to drive me home.

  1. goodwill|Goodwill; benevolent regard.

#: She enjoyed the queen's favor.

  1. A small gift; a party favor.

#: At the holiday dinner, the hosts had set a favor by each place setting.

Translations
trans-top|a deed in which help is voluntarily provided
Czech: laskavost f
Chinese: åç± (xi'ai)
Dutch: t+|nl|dienst
Finnish: palvelus
French: t+|fr|faveur|f
German: Gefallen m Gefälligkeit f
Greek: t|el|ÏάÏη|f|sc=Grek
Italian: t+|it|favore|m
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Japanese: 好æ (ããã)
Portuguese: t+|pt|favor|m
Spanish: t+|es|favor
Vietnamese: t+|vi|Æ¡n|xs=Vietnamese
Hebrew: ש"×¢ ××××
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trans-top|goodwill; benevolent regard
Czech: pÅízeÅ f
Greek: t|el|εÏνοια|f|sc=Grek
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trans-top|A small gift
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Derived terms
in favor
in favor of
party favor
favorite

Verb
en-verb

  1. transitive To look upon fondly; to prefer.

#* And the angel came in unto her, and said, Hail, thou that art highly favored, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women. —Wikisource:Bible, English, King_James, Luke#Chapter 1|Luke 1:28, King James version, 1611

  1. transitive To do a favor (noun sense 1) for; to show beneficence toward.

#: Would you favor us with a poetry reading?

  1. transitive To treat with care.

#:Favoring your sore leg will only injure the other one.

Translations
trans-top|To look upon fondly; to prefer
Finnish: suosia
Greek: t|el|εÏνοÏ|sc=Grek
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trans-top|To do a favor (noun sense 1) for; to show beneficence toward
Finnish: tehdä palvelus
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trans-top|To treat with care
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Derived terms
favorite (favourite)
favorable (favourable)


Spanish

Pronunciation
IPA|/faËβor/
Hyphenation: fa·vor

Noun
favor

  1. favour/#English|favor

Derived terms
por favor
favor de

Related terms
favorable
favorecer
favoritismo
favorito

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