Associations to the word «Preference»


PREFERENCE, noun. The selection of one thing or person over others.
PREFERENCE, noun. The option to so select, and the one selected.
PREFERENCE, noun. The state of being preferred over others.
PREFERENCE, noun. A strong liking or personal valuation.
PREFERENCE, noun. A preferential bias; partiality; discrimination.
PREFERENCE, noun. Preferans, a card game, principally played in Eastern Europe.
PREFERENCE, verb. (US) To give preferential treatment to; to give a preference to.

Dictionary definition

PREFERENCE, noun. A strong liking; "my own preference is for good literature"; "the Irish have a penchant for blarney".
PREFERENCE, noun. A predisposition in favor of something; "a predilection for expensive cars"; "his sexual preferences"; "showed a Marxist orientation".
PREFERENCE, noun. The right or chance to choose; "given my druthers, I'd eat cake".
PREFERENCE, noun. Grant of favor or advantage to one over another (especially to a country or countries in matters of international trade, such as levying duties).

Wise words

It is better wither to be silent, or to say things of more value than silence. Sooner throw a pearl at hazard than an idle or useless word; and do not say a little in many words, but a great deal in a few.