adjective Date: 15th century 1. having an appearance or features of a particular kind <
2. endowed with special advantages or gifts 3. providing preferential treatment <
favored rates of credit

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Favored — Fa vored (f[=a] v[ e]rd), a. 1. Countenanced; aided; regarded with kindness; as, a favored friend. [1913 Webster] 2. Having a certain favor or appearance; featured; as, well favored; hard favored, etc. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • favored — (Amer.) fa·vored || feɪvÉ™d adj. preferred, favorite; having features of a particular kind (i.e. ill favored), (also favoured) favor (Amer.) fa·vor || feɪvÉ™(r) n. kindness; approval; bias, prejudice; preferential treatment; small gift;… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • favored — [fā′vərd] adj. 1. regarded or treated with favor; specif., a) provided with advantages; talented b) specially privileged 2. having (specified) features: often in hyphenated compounds [ill favored] …   English World dictionary

  • favored — index exempt, popular, preferential, privileged Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • favored — [adj] popular advantaged, best liked, blessed, chosen, elite, fair haired*, lucky, pet*, preferred, privileged, recommended, selected, singled out, sweetheart, well liked; concepts 529,568 Ant. disfavored, unpopular …   New thesaurus

  • favored — adj. 1) heavily favored 2) favored to + inf. (our team is heavily favored to win) * * * heavily favored favored to + inf. (our team is heavily favored to win) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • Favored — Favor Fa vor, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Favored} (f[=a] v[ e]rd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Favoring}.] [Written also favour.] [Cf. OF. favorer, favorir. See {Favor}, n.] 1. To regard with kindness; to support; to aid, or to have the disposition to aid, or to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • favored — fa|vored [ feıvərd ] adjective 1. ) preferred or chosen: the president s favored candidate for the position 2. ) a favored place has qualities that make it attractive: The city is making the most of its favored situation and is gaining a… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • favored — favoredly, adv. favoredness, n. /fay veuhrd/, adj. 1. regarded or treated with preference or partiality: Her beauty made her the favored child. 2. enjoying special advantages; privileged: to be born into the favored classes. 3. of specified… …   Universalium

  • -favored — fa|vored «FAY vuhrd», adjective. 1. treated with favor: »Older brothers are forever of the opinion that the younger ones are favored. 2. having special advantages; talented. 3. adorned with or wearing a favor. ╂[< favor + ed1] –fa´vored|y,… …   Useful english dictionary

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