Meaning of FAVORABLE in English


— favorableness , n. — favorably , adv.

/fay"veuhr euh beuhl, fayv"reuh-/ , adj.

1. characterized by approval or support; positive: a favorable report.

2. creating or winning favor; pleasing: to make a favorable impression.

3. affording advantage, opportunity, or convenience; advantageous: a favorable position.

4. (of an answer) granting what is desired.

5. boding well; propitious: The signs are favorable for a new start.

[ 1300-50; ME favorabilis. See FAVOR, -ABLE ]

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .