favoring

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Favor \Fa"vor\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Favored} (f[=a]"v[~e]rd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Favoring}.] [Written also favour.] [Cf. OF. favorer, favorir. See {Favor}, noun]

1. 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 treat with consideration or tenderness; to show partiality or unfair bias towards.

O happy youth! and favored of the skies. --Pope.

He that favoreth Joab, . . . let him go after Joab. --2 Sam. xx. 11.

[The painter] has favored her squint admirably. --Swift.

2. To afford advantages for success to; to facilitate; as, a weak place favored the entrance of the enemy.

3. To resemble in features; to have the aspect or looks of; as, the child favors his father.

The porter owned that the gentleman favored his master. --Spectator.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Favoring \Fa"vor*ing\, adjective That favors. -- {Fa"vor*ing*ly}, adverb


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