Origin of featured
- 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 featured
These days, to be featured by Travel Noire on Instagram is like a badge of honor for many black millennial travelers.‘We Out Here’: Inside the New Black Travel Movement
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It was doubtless a warm reunion with his family, who are featured in The Cuban Wives.Of Cuban Spies, a Baby, and a Filmmaker: The Strange Tale of the Cuban Five
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In “Sleigh Ride,” the narrator is painting a scene so perfect that it could be featured on an iconic Currier and Ives print.The Most Confusing Christmas Music Lyrics Explained (VIDEO)
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SuicideGirls launched in September 2001, and by December, the site had exploded, and was featured on Nightline.Masters of Alt Sex: SuicideGirls Hits Puberty and Wants to Invade Your TV Set
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Trebek: Jay Z is featured on this Beyoncé song that mentions “that liquor get into me.”Jeopardy! Champion Julia Collins’s Brain Feels Like Mush
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The telegraph carried it everywhere, and it was featured as a sensation.Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete
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Mr. Barnett is generally one of the featured speakers at these seminars.The Invisible Government
Pick 'em from the top, the ones that are featured oftenest in the society notes.Torchy, Private Sec.
Fireworks were featured at both Ranelagh and Vauxhall gardens.All About Coffee
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It knew that its name was featured in every newspaper of the country.The Rest Hollow Mystery
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- (in combination) having features as specifiedheavy-featured
- 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 featured
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.