- a prominent or conspicuous part or characteristic: Tall buildings were a new feature on the skyline.
- something offered as a special attraction: This model has several added features.
- Also called feature film. the main motion picture in a movie program: What time is the feature?
- any part of the face, as the nose, chin, or eyes: prominent features.
- features, the face; countenance: to compose one's features for the photographers.
- the form or cast of the face: delicate of feature.
- a column, cartoon, etc., appearing regularly in a newspaper or magazine.
- feature story.
- Archaic. make, form, or shape.
- to be a feature or distinctive mark of: It was industrial expansion that featured the last century.
- to make a feature of; give prominence to: to feature a story or picture in a newspaper.
- to delineate the main characteristics of; depict; outline.
- Informal. to conceive of; imagine; fancy: He couldn't quite feature himself as a bank president.
- Older Use. to resemble in features; favor.
- to play a major part.
Origin of feature
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Examples from the Web for feature
Grindr introduced the feature themselves in October the same year and called it ‘tribes.’Grindr’s Trans Dating Problem
January 9, 2015
Jourdan Dunn is the first sole black woman to feature on a British ‘Vogue’ cover in 12 years.One Vogue Cover Doesn’t Solve Fashion’s Big Race Problem
January 2, 2015
Bad weather is a feature of hundreds of flights across the world every day.Did Bad Weather Bring Down AirAsia 8501?
December 29, 2014
The brand logo turned out to feature a graceful archer on horseback, in a Tatar national costume, poised to shoot his arrow.Rebranding The Land of Mongol Warriors & Ivan The Terrible
December 25, 2014
The Interview, their fifth feature together, is undoubtedly their most controversial.James Franco and Seth Rogen Get ‘Naked and Afraid’… And It’s Hilarious
December 8, 2014
His red slave's wig is thus made a feature in the characterization.The Dramatic Values in Plautus
Wilton Wallace Blancke
There is one feature of the regulation in question, however, that does pain us.
One feature of the "Monday Evenings" had, in the course of time, to be changed.Ester Ried Yet Speaking
There was not the change of a feature in the face of the woman who listened to the accusation.Within the Law
She had fine eyes and a fine complexion, yet no regularity of feature.Tales And Novels, Volume 4 (of 10)
- any one of the parts of the face, such as the nose, chin, or mouth
- a prominent or distinctive part or aspect, as of a landscape, building, book, etc
- the principal film in a programme at a cinema
- an item or article appearing regularly in a newspaper, magazine, etca gardening feature
- Also called: feature story a prominent story in a newspaper, etca feature on prison reform
- a programme given special prominence on radio or television as indicated by attendant publicity
- an article offered for sale as a special attraction, as in a large retail establishment
- archaic general form or make-up
- linguistics a quality of a linguistic unit at some level of descriptiongrammatical feature; semantic feature
- (tr) to have as a feature or make a feature of
- to give prominence to (an actor, famous event, etc) in a film or (of an actor, etc) to have prominence in a film
- (tr) US informal to imagine; considerI can't feature that happening
Word Origin and History for feature
early 14c., "make, form, fashion," from Anglo-French feture, from Old French faiture "deed, action; fashion, shape, form; countenance," from Latin factura "a formation, a working," from past participle stem of facere "make, do, perform" (see factitious). Sense of "facial characteristic" is mid-14c.; that of "any distinctive part" first recorded 1690s. Entertainment sense is from 1801; in journalism by 1855. Meaning "a feature film" is from 1913.
1755, "to resemble," from feature (n.). The sense of "make special display or attraction of" is 1888; entertainment sense from 1897. Related: Featured; featuring.