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.
Short curls dangling over the temples; -- fashionable in
the reign of Charles II.
The competitor (as a horse in a race) that is judged most
likely to win; the competitor standing highest in the betting.
Regarded with particular affection, esteem, or
preference; as, a favorite walk; a favorite child.