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favor

EN[ˈfeɪvə(ɹ)] [ˈfeɪvɚ] [-eɪvə(ɹ)]
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  • Favor, Favour, (see spelling differences) or Favors, may refer to:
  • Party favor, a small gift given to the guests at a party or wedding reception

    Definition of favor in English Dictionary

  • NounPLfavors
    1. A kind or helpful deed; an instance of voluntarily assisting (someone).
      1. He did me a favor when he took the time to drive me home. ‎
    2. Goodwill; benevolent regard.
      1. She enjoyed the queen's favor. ‎
      2. to fall out of favor
    3. A small gift; a party favor.
      1. At the holiday dinner, the hosts had set a favor by each place setting. ‎
      2. A marriage favour is a bunch or knot of white ribbons or white flowers worn at a wedding.
    4. Mildness or mitigation of punishment; lenity.
      1. The object of regard; person or thing favoured.
        1. OBS Appearance; look; countenance; face.
          1. (law) Partiality; bias.
            1. (archaic, polite) A letter.
              1. Your favour of yesterday is received.
            2. OBS (in the plural) lovelocks.
            3. VerbSGfavorsPRfavoringPT, PPfavored
              1. VT To look upon fondly; to prefer.
                1. Even in an era when individuality in dress is a cult, his clothes were noticeable. He was wearing a hard hat of the low round kind favoured by hunting men, and with it a black duffle-coat lined with white.
              2. VT To do a favor.
                1. Would you favor us with a poetry reading? ‎
              3. VT To treat with care.
                1. Favoring your sore leg will only injure the other one. ‎
              4. VT (in dialects, including Southern US and Louisiana) To resemble, to look like (another person).
                1. You favor your grandmother more than your mother. ‎
            4. More Examples
              1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
                • Meanwhile, selection strongly favored responders that accepted fair or hyperfair offers.
                • [ … ] Irsay, who not only owns the team but property on the mall and favors restreeting.
                • He left school after just three years in favor of a professional sports career.
              2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
                • I can't believe these cretins actually think they're doing these tardlets a favor.
                • Favoritism tends to excite jealousy in the ones not being favored.
            • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
              1. Nouns
                • Countable nouns
                • Verbs
                  • Transitive verbs
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                Meaning of favor for the defined word.

                Grammatically, this word "favor" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun. It's also a verb, more specifically, a transitive verb.
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