US: /ˈfeɪvɝɪt/
UK: /fˈe‍ɪvɹɪt/

English Vietnamese dictionary

favourite /'feivərit/
  • tính từ
    • được mến chuộng, được ưa thích
      • one's favourite author: tác giả mình ưa thích
      • a favourite book: sách thích đọc
  • danh từ
    • người được ưa chuộng; vật được ưa thích
    • (thể dục,thể thao) (the favourite) người dự cuộc ai cũng chắc sẽ thắng; con vật (ngựa, chó...) dự cuộc ai cũng chắc sẽ thắng
    • sủng thần; ái thiếp, quý phi

Advanced English dictionary

(BrE) (AmE favorite) adjective, noun
+ adjective
liked more than others of the same kind: It's one of my favourite movies. + Who is your favourite writer?
Idioms: sb's favourite son a performer, politician, sports player, etc., who is popular where they were born
+ noun
1 a person or thing that you like more than the others of the same type: These biscuits are great favourites with the children. + This song is a particular favourite of mine. + Which one's your favourite? + The programme has become a firm favourite with young people.
2 a person who is liked better by sb and receives better treatment than others: She loved all her grandchildren but Ann was her favourite.
3 ~ (for sth)
~ (to do sth) the horse, competitor, team, etc. that is expected to win: The favourite came third. + Her horse is the hot favourite for the race. + AC Milan, the hot favourites to win the European Cup
4 ~ (for sth)
~ (to do sth) the person who is expected by most people to get a particular job or position: She's the favourite for the job. + She's the favourite to succeed Blair as leader.

Thesaurus dictionary

1 choice, pick, preference, preferred, esteemed, darling, pet, ideal, apple of (someone's) eye, Colloq Brit blue-eyed boy or girl, flavour of the month, US white-haired or white-headed boy or girl, fair-haired boy or girl:
Raising interest rates doesn't exactly make the chancellor everyone's favourite.
2 beloved, chosen, picked, selected, preferred, best-liked, most-liked, favoured, choice, pet, ideal:
Which is your favourite flavour?

Collocation dictionary

1 sb/sth that you like more than others


firm, great, huge, particular, special, very
This painting is a particular favourite of mine. My very favourite film is ‘The Wizard of Oz’.
| all-time, established, old, perennial, traditional
This movie is my all-time favourite. You will find all your old favourites in this book of poems.
| family, personal, popular


If I had to choose a favourite, it would be Monet's ‘Water Lilies’.


~ for
The woods surrounding the estate were a favourite for family walks.
| ~ among
He is a favourite among his teammates.
| ~ with
The song is a firm favourite with their fans.

2 competitor expected to win


clear, firm, hot, odds-on, overwhelming, red-hot
She is odds-on favourite to win a coveted Academy Award.
| second | joint | even money
The horse is an even money favourite.
| 2?1, etc.
Tiger Woods is 3?2 favourite to win the Million Dollar Challenge.
| home, local | cup, race, title


look, start (as)
The Brazilians still look firm favourites to take the title.
| emerge as


~ for
Jopanini is second favourite for Saturday's race, behind Bright Spark.


favourite to win
The Spanish are the favourites to win.

Concise English dictionary

+a competitor thought likely to win
+a special loved one
+something regarded with special favor or liking
+appealing to the general public
+preferred above all others and treated with partiality