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favourite meaning

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  • A favourite or favorite (American English) was the intimate companion of a ruler or other important person.
  • The term is also sometimes employed by conservative writers who want to avoid terms such as "royal mistress", or "friend", "companion" or "lover" of either sex.
  • The term has an inbuilt element of disapproval, and is defined by the Oxford English Dictionary as "One who stands unduly high in the favour of a prince", citing Shakespeare: "Like favourites/ Made proud by Princes".
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  • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
    1. Adjectives
      • Uncomparable adjectives
      • Nouns
        • Countable nouns
        • Verbs
        Related Links:
        1. en favourited
        2. en favourites
        3. en favouritest
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        Meaning of favourite for the defined word.

        Grammatically, this word "favourite" is an adjective, more specifically, an uncomparable adjective. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun. It's also a verb.
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