- favour used 70 times.
- favourable used 4 times.
- favoured used 14 times.
- favourest used once.
- favoureth used once.
- First Reference: Judges 21:22
- Last Reference: Psalms 85:1
- Included in Eastons: No
- Included in Hitchcocks: No
- Included in Naves: No
- Included in Smiths: No
- Included in Websters: Yes
- Included in Strongs: Yes
- Included in Thayers: No
- Included in BDB: Yes
FA'VORABLE, adjective [Latin favorabilis.]
1. Kind; propitious; friendly; affectionate.
Lend favorable ear to our request.
Lord, thou hast been favorable to thy land. Psalms 85:1.
2. Palliative; tender; averse to censure.
None can have the favorable thought that to obey a tyrant's will they fought.
3. Conducive to; contributing to; tending to promote. A salubrious climate and plenty of food are favorable to population.
4. Convenient; advantageous; affording means to facilitate, or affording facilities. The low price of labor and provisions is favorable to the success of manufactures. The army was drawn up on favorable ground. The ship took a station favorable for attack.
The place was favorable for making levies of men.
5. Beautiful; well favored. obsolete
1. Kindness; kind disposition or regard.
2. Convenience; suitableness; that state which affords advantages for success; conduciveness; as the favorableness of a season for crops; the favorableness of the times for the cultivation of the sciences.