- [noun] a competitor thought likely to win
Synonyms: front-runner, favorite
- [noun] a special loved one
Synonyms: darling, favorite, pet, dearie, deary, ducky
- [noun] something regarded with special favor or liking; "that book is one of my favorites"
- [adjective] appealing to the general public; "a favorite tourist attraction"
- [adjective] preferred above all others and treated with partiality; "the favored child"
Synonyms: favored, favorite, pet, preferred