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Meaning & Definition of Preferred in English

English

Preferred

/prəfərd/

adjective

1. More desirable than another

  • "Coffee is preferable to tea"
  • "Danny's preferred name is `dan'"
    synonym:
  • preferable
  • ,
  • preferred

2. Preferred above all others and treated with partiality

  • "The favored child"
    synonym:
  • favored
  • ,
  • favorite(a)
  • ,
  • favourite(a)
  • ,
  • best-loved
  • ,
  • pet
  • ,
  • preferred
  • ,
  • preferent

Examples of using

Tennis is my preferred sport.
I didn’t want to go; I preferred to stay home, enjoying my solitude.