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.
- One that enjoys special favor or regard.
- One that is trusted, indulged, or preferred above all others, especially by a superior: a favorite of the monarch.
- A contestant or competitor regarded as most likely to win.
- Liked or preferred above all others; regarded with special favor.