(noun, verb)


1. a strong liking

- my own preference is for good literature

Similar word(s): penchant, predilection, taste

Definition categories: feeling, liking

2. a predisposition in favor of something

- his sexual preferences

Similar word(s): orientation, predilection

Definition categories: thought, predisposition

3. the right or chance to choose

Similar word(s): druthers

Definition categories: thought, alternative, choice, option

4. grant of favor or advantage to one over another (especially to a country or countries in matters of international trade, such as levying duties)

Definition categories: attribute, advantage, vantage

Sentences with preference as a noun:

- Can I keep my preferences when I upgrade to the new version of this application?


1. (US) To give preferential treatment to; to give a preference to.