favor
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin, from favēre to be favorable; perhaps akin to Old High German gouma attention, Old Church Slavic gověti to revere Date: 14th century 1. a. (1) friendly regard shown toward another especially by a superior (2) approving consideration or attention ; approbation b. partiality c. archaic leniency d. archaic permission e. popularity 2. archaic a. appearance b. (1) face (2) a facial feature 3. a. gracious kindness; also an act of such kindness <
did you a favor
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b. archaic aid, assistance c. plural effort in one's behalf or interest ; attention 4. a. a token of love (as a ribbon) usually worn conspicuously b. a small gift or decorative item given out at a party c. badge 5. a. a special privilege or right granted or conceded b. sexual privileges — usually used in plural 6. archaic letter 7. behalf, interest II. transitive verb (favored; favoring) Date: 14th century 1. a. to regard or treat with favor b. (1) to do a kindness for ; oblige (2) endow c. to treat gently or carefully <
favored her injured leg
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2. to show partiality toward ; prefer 3. a. to give support or confirmation to ; sustain b. to afford advantages for success to ; facilitate <
good weather favored the outing
>
4. to bear a resemblance to <
he favors his father
>
favorer noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • favor — fa vor (f[=a] v[ e]r), n. [Written also favour.] [OF. favor, F. faveur, L. favor, fr. favere to be favorable, cf. Skr. bh[=a]vaya to further, foster, causative of bh[=u] to become, be. Cf. {Be}. In the phrase to curry favor, favor is prob. for… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • favor — sustantivo masculino 1. Beneficio o ayuda que se da o se recibe: Te quiero pedir dos favores. Prefiero que no me hagan favores. Ese favor tan grande no te lo podré pagar en la vida. 2. (no contable) Confianza o apoyo recibido de una persona:… …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • favor — 1. a favor. Esta locución tiene tres significados diferentes: a) ‘En beneficio o provecho de alguien’. Con este sentido va siempre seguida de un complemento introducido por de (a veces suplido por un posesivo), que expresa la persona que resulta… …   Diccionario panhispánico de dudas

  • favor — (Del lat. favor, ōris). 1. m. Ayuda, socorro que se concede a alguien. 2. Honra, beneficio, gracia. 3. privanza. 4. Expresión de agrado que suelen hacer las damas. 5. Cinta, flor u otra cosa semejante dada por una dama a un caballero, y que en… …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • favor — [fā′vər] n. [ME favour < OFr < L favor < favere, to favor < IE base * ghow , to perceive > OE ( ofer) gumian, to neglect, Czech hověti, to take precautions (with), spare] 1. friendly or kind regard; good will; approval; liking 2.… …   English World dictionary

  • favor — favor, estar como para hacerle un fa expr. estar sexualmente atractivo. ❙ «No le arriendo la ganancia al pobre chaval. Si la tía no está para algo es para hacerle un favor.» C. Pérez Merinero, Días de guardar. ❙ «La del medio está para hacerle un …   Diccionario del Argot "El Sohez"

  • favor — fa·vor n 1: bias 2: benefit in favor of: to the benefit of a judgment in favor of the defendant in one s favor: to one s benefit …   Law dictionary

  • favor — n boon, largess, *gift, present, gratuity Analogous words: token, *pledge, earnest: concession, *allowance: *honor, homage, deference: benefaction, *donation, contribution favor vb …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • favor — [n] approval, good opinion; help accommodation, account, admiration, aid, approbation, assistance, backing, benediction, benefit, benevolence, benignity, bias, blessing, boon, championship, compliment, consideration, cooperation, courtesy,… …   New thesaurus

  • 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 wish… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • favor — FAVÓR s.n. v. favoare. Trimis de RACAI, 18.04.2008. Sursa: DEX 98  FAVÓR s.n. v. favoare. Trimis de LauraGellner, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DN …   Dicționar Român

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