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favorite

[fey-ver-it, feyv-rit] /ˈfeɪ vər ɪt, ˈfeɪv rɪt/
noun
1.
a person or thing regarded with special favor or preference:
That song is an old favorite of mine.
2.
Sports. a competitor considered likely to win.
3.
a person or thing popular with the public.
4.
a person treated with special or undue favor by a king, official, etc.:
favorites at the court.
5.
Digital Technology, bookmark (def 3a).
adjective
6.
regarded with particular favor or preference:
a favorite child.
Also, especially British, favourite.
Origin
1575-1585
1575-85; < Middle French < Italian favorito, past participle of favorire to favor. See favor, -ite2
Related forms
nonfavorite, noun
prefavorite, noun, adjective
unfavorite, adjective

bookmark

[boo k-mahrk] /ˈbʊkˌmɑrk/
noun
1.
a ribbon or other marker placed between the pages of a book to mark a place.
2.
3.
Digital Technology.
  1. Also called favorite. a link to a website address saved electronically in a browser to facilitate quick access to the Web page.
  2. an electronic pointer created in a computer file to facilitate quick access to a specific part of the text.
verb (used with object)
4.
Digital Technology. to create a bookmark for:
I bookmarked ten of my favorite blogs.
Origin
1860-65; book + mark1
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Examples from the web for favorites
  • The places that are my favorites give me top quality for my money.
  • Feel free to add your own favorites in the comments.
  • Drop your own favorites in the comments section below.
  • Five easy favorites start with a rotisserie chicken.
  • Making smart food choices doesn't have to mean doing away with your favorites.
  • There is no prince so bad, whose favorites and ministers are not worse.
  • He looks back and beholds the early authors of his country, once the favorites of their day, supplanted by modern writers.
  • We gathered some of our favorites for the series that follows.
  • If you have this page on our list of favorites or bookmarks, please change your listing.
  • Bright introduced us to some of her personal favorites.
British Dictionary definitions for favorites

bookmark

/ˈbʊkˌmɑːk/
noun
1.
Also called bookmarker. a strip or band of some material, such as leather or ribbon, put between the pages of a book to mark a place
2.
(computing)
  1. an address for a website stored on a computer so that the user can easily return to the site
  2. an identifier placed in a document so that part of the document can be accessed easily
verb
3.
(transitive) (computing)
  1. to identify and store (a website) so that one can return to it easily
  2. to place a bookmark in (a document)
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Contemporary definitions for favorites
noun

See hotlist

verb

to record the location (URL) of a favorite Web site to allow quick access in the future

Examples

She bookmarked several news pages for reading them each morning.

Usage Note

computing; bookmarked, bookmarking; bookmark n

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Word Origin and History for favorites

favorite

n.

1580s, from Middle French favorit, perhaps via Italian favorito, past participle of favorire, from favore, from Latin favorem (see favor (n.)). In racing, attested from 1813. As an adjective, by 1711.

bookmark

n.

also book-mark, 1840, from book (n.) + mark (n.1). Bookmarker is older (1838). As a verb, by 1900. Related: Bookmarked; bookmarking.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for favorites

bookmark

verb

To make a note of something, mentally or in writing •Fr the bookmarking of Web pages


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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