- 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 featuring
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A short film followed, featuring a girl, of course, walking home alone at night.The Punk Behind Iran's Only Vampire Spaghetti Western-Style Love Story
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In 2005, the tabloid was set to publish an exposé on Cosby, featuring allegations from new self-described Cosby victims.I Warned You About Bill Cosby in 2007
November 20, 2014
Read a cautionary tale about the seductive and dangerous power of a charlatan sociopath, featuring goats and the American Dream.The Strange, True Tale of the Old-Timey Goat Testicle-Implanting 'Governor'
September 16, 2014
The room is a Second Empire design from the 19th century, featuring rich gold columns, frescoes, and glass chandeliers.Paris’s Secret Fashion Week Haunts
July 8, 2014
Please don't object to my featuring the Pendleton family so prominently.Dear Enemy
He was such a figure as the comic papers of the day were featuring as the exquisite young man of the period.In the Heart of a Fool
William Allen White
His newest one, though—the one he is featuring this year—is, in the opinion of competent judges, the gem of the Hance collection.Roughing it De Luxe
Irvin S. Cobb
"Uncle Tom's Cabin" was a literary indictment of the South by featuring its supposed brutalities.Little Journeys To The Homes Of Great Teachers
In addition to featuring the news story both papers handled the subject at length in their editorial columns.The Vision Spendid
William MacLeod Raine
- 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 featuring
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.