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Definition of favor:

  1. A gift or represent; something bestowed as an evidence of good will; a token of love; a knot of ribbons; something worn as a token of affection; as, a marriage favor is a bunch or knot of white ribbons or white flowers worn at a wedding.
  2. A kind act or office; kindness done or granted; benevolence shown by word or deed; an act of grace or good will, as distinct from justice or remuneration.
  3. A letter or epistle; - so called in civility or compliment; as, your favor of yesterday is received.
  4. Appearance; look; countenance; face.
  5. Kind regard; propitious aspect; countenance; friendly disposition; kindness; good will.
  6. Love locks.
  7. Mildness or mitigation of punishment; lenity.
  8. Partiality; bias.
  9. The act of countenancing, or the condition of being countenanced, or regarded propitiously; support; promotion; befriending.
  10. The object of regard; person or thing favored.
  11. To afford advantages for success to; to facilitate; as, a weak place favored the entrance of the enemy.
  12. To regard with kindness; to support; to aid, or to have the disposition to aid, or to wish success to; to be propitious to; to countenance; to treat with consideration or tenderness; to show partiality or unfair bias towards.
  13. To resemble in features; to have the aspect or looks of; as, the child favors his father.


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