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(1):

(n.) A person or thing regarded with peculiar favor; one treated with partiality; one preferred above others; especially, one unduly loved, trusted, and enriched with favors by a person of high rank or authority.

(2):

(n.) Short curls dangling over the temples; - fashionable in the reign of Charles II.

(3):

(n.) The competitor (as a horse in a race) that is judged most likely to win; the competitor standing highest in the betting.

(4):

(a.) Regarded with particular affection, esteem, or preference; as, a favorite walk; a favorite child.

Bibliography Information
Webster, Noah. Entry for 'Favorite'. Noah Webster's American Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/​dictionaries/​eng/​web/​f/favorite.html. 1828.
 
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