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Record 1 2020-11-18

English

Subject field(s)
  • Sports (General)
DEF

The athlete or team that the spectators or television viewers consider the best or that they cheer because he/she/it comes from the same region or represent the same area or country as the majority in the crowd.

OBS

"Favourite" is the preferred spelling in Canada.

PHR

the favorite of the crowd; the favorite to win.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Sports (Généralités)
DEF

Athlète ou équipe que les spectateurs ou les téléspectateurs considèrent comme le/la meilleur(e) ou qu'ils encouragent parce qu'il/elle vient du même patelin qu'eux ou représente la région ou le pays d'origine de la majorité des gens qui compose la foule.

PHR

le favori de la foule, la favorite pour l'emporter.

Spanish

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Record 2 2020-08-31

English

Subject field(s)
  • Internet and Telematics
DEF

A user-defined shortcut to the most commonly used forms, reports, websites, etc.

OBS

A favorite essentially has the same meaning as a bookmark, but the terms "favorite" and "bookmark" are usually not used interchangeably. Some browsers prefer one term over the other, and some use both terms with a few nuances in meaning.

Key term(s)
  • favourite

French

Domaine(s)
  • Internet et télématique
DEF

Adresse d'une page, d'un site web choisie par l'internaute et mémorisée par le navigateur, en vue de faciliter l'accès ultérieur à ce site.

OBS

Un favori est essentiellement la même notion qu'un signet, mais les termes «favori» et «signet» ne sont habituellement pas utilisés de façon interchangeable. Certains navigateurs n'utilisent que l'un des deux termes, tandis que d'autres utilisent les deux termes en leur accordant quelques nuances sémantiques.

Spanish

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Record 3 2015-04-01

English

Subject field(s)
  • General Vocabulary
CONT

Before we ever planned our trip to England ... we had discovered our favorites among children's books on English history.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Vocabulaire général
CONT

Nos coups de cœur parmi les livres du mois.

Spanish

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Record 4 2011-11-18

English

Subject field(s)
  • Racquet Sports
CONT

Bruguera won the French Open in each of the past two years and became one of the darlings of the crowd for his tenacious style.

CONT

In today's final, Chang will play Boris Becker, the 1992 champion and fan favorite [...]

OBS

The English term "favorite" or "favorite tennis player" elicits a subjective response. The false French cognate "favorite", by itself, suggests a particular placement in the tennis computer rankings.

PHR

Media, overwhelming darling.

PHR

Darling of the French fans.

Key term(s)
  • fan favourite
  • crowd favourite
  • favourite

French

Domaine(s)
  • Sports de raquette
CONT

La foule [...] s'est consolée en assistant à la qualification d'une autre de ses coqueluches, Martina Navratilova, qui a montré à 37 ans de beaux restes face à la Tchèque Helena Sukova.

CONT

[...] la grande foule new-yorkaise, [était] plus attentive au résultat de son chouchou Agassi.

CONT

Robichaud sera sans contredit le leader de l'équipe unifoliée et le favori du public.

Spanish

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Record 5 2011-01-26

English

Subject field(s)
  • Racquet Sports
  • Cycling
DEF

Person or team expected to win a tennis tournament.

OBS

Warning: the English term "favorite", as in the phrase "The Women's favorite at the French Open this year is Mary Pierce" is, unfortunately, not seen in the press in North America as often as the more ambiguous term "top-seed(ed player)". "Top-seed" can have two distinct meanings: 1) the one player expected to win the tournament 2) a top-level player ranked high who has good chances of making it through several rounds. On the other hand, the term "top-ranked player" is at times carelessly used as a synonym for "top-seeded player" or "top seed". One is "seeded" at the tournament level (Wimbledon, the Canadian Nationals, etc.), but is "ranked" (No. 1, 2, 3, etc.) either at the respective national or international (ATP or WTA) levels, especially if there is no mention of a tournament. No. 1 seed (or ... seeded No. 1) = top seed = top-seeded player. Compare with No. 1 player (in the world, according to the computer rankings). Also, be cautious of the French cognate "favori(te)", which carries a more subjective connotation, i.e. the sweetheart of the audience. See also "top-seeded" (adjective), "darling" (= "favorite").

CONT

Rusedski, a native of Pointe-Claire, Quebec, who is now a British citizen, was the clear favorite going in [to the British national tennis championship].

Key term(s)
  • top-seed
  • favourite

French

Domaine(s)
  • Sports de raquette
  • Cyclisme
OBS

Terme connexe : classement. Voir aussi «tête de série» (= ranked player). Employés absolument, les termes «le favori» et «la favorite» ne peuvent signifier que «top-seed» ou «top-seeded player» en anglais. Cependant, si qualifiés par un ordinal, ils peuvent varier en fonction du nombre : établi(e) 5e favori(te) = seeded 5th, the 5th seed, etc.

CONT

[Katerina Maleeva] a dû éliminer la favorite Amanda Coetzer, la jeune Chanda Rubin et la très puissante Brenda Schultz.

CONT

[Martina Hingis], la jeune prodige de 13 ans et première tête de série [...] n'a tout simplement pas été à la hauteur de sa réputation, trébuchant devant l'Américaine Tara Snyder.

CONT

Pete Sampras et Steffi Graf, les meneurs aux classements et champions en titre de Wimbledon, seront les premiers favoris de la grande classique sur l'herbe qui s'amorce la semaine prochaine.

CONT

Il est devenu [...] le premier joueur non classé parmi les favoris à accéder en finale de Flushing Meadow [...]

CONT

[...] il évolue dans la même moitié de tableau qu'Andreï Medvedev (nº 4) et Sergi Bruguera, tenant du titre (nº 6) l'Ukrainien et l'Espagnol sont les plus sérieux favoris et Jim Courier.

Key term(s)
  • première tête de série

Spanish

Campo(s) temático(s)
  • Deportes de raqueta
  • Ciclismo
OBS

"La favorita" de un torneo no es necesariamente la número uno mundial.

OBS

Corredor favorito es un término de ciclismo.

PHR

El favorito cae ante alguien.

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Record 6 2005-09-02

English

Subject field(s)
  • Horse Racing and Equestrian Sports
  • Games of Chance
DEF

The favourite horse, as determined by the bettors, in a given race.

Key term(s)
  • favourite horse
  • favorite horse

French

Domaine(s)
  • Courses hippiques et sports équestres
  • Jeux de hasard
DEF

[Cheval] sur lequel les parieurs ont misé le plus.

Key term(s)
  • cheval favori

Spanish

Campo(s) temático(s)
  • Carreras de caballos y deportes ecuestres
  • Juegos de azar
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