(n.) One of a breed of hardy cattle originating in the country of Devon, England. Those of pure blood have a deep red color. The small, longhorned variety, called North Devons, is distinguished by the superiority of its working oxen.
(n.) One dispatched upon an errand or mission; a messenger; esp., a person deputed by a sovereign or a government to negotiate a treaty, or transact other business, with a foreign sovereign or government; a minister accredited to a foreign government. An envoy's rank is below that of an ambassador.
(n.) An explanatory or commendatory postscript to a poem, essay, or book; -- also in the French from, l'envoi.
(n.) The act of countenancing, or the condition of being countenanced, or regarded propitiously; support; promotion; befriending.
(n.) 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.
(n.) Mildness or mitigation of punishment; lenity.
(n.) The object of regard; person or thing favored.
(n.) 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.
(n.) Appearance; look; countenance; face.
(n.) Partiality; bias.
(n.) A letter or epistle; -- so called in civility or compliment; as, your favor of yesterday is received.
(n.) Love locks.
(n.) 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.
(n.) To afford advantages for success to; to facilitate; as, a weak place favored the entrance of the enemy.
(n.) To resemble in features; to have the aspect or looks of; as, the child favors his father.