verb (used with object), fea·tured, fea·tur·ing.
verb (used without object), fea·tured, fea·tur·ing.
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OTHER WORDS FROM featuretrans·fea·ture, verb (used with object), trans·fea·tured, trans·fea·tur·ing.un·der·fea·ture, noun
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What is a basic definition of feature?
A feature is a distinctive trait or a special attraction. Feature can also mean to give special attention to something. The word feature has several other senses as a noun and a verb.
A feature is a unique quality or characteristic that something has.
- Real-life examples: Elaborately colored tail feathers are peacocks’ most well-known feature. Earth has many features, such as a particular atmosphere, abundance of water, and temperature that make it able to sustain life. Platypuses have many features that are unusual in mammals, such as a bill and the ability to lay eggs.
- Used in a sentence: My house is really boring and doesn’t have any cool features that set it apart from every other house in the neighborhood.
Feature can also mean a special attraction or enticing quality that something has. Not all features are necessarily useful and, especially in advertising, they are often added to amaze rather than perform a useful function.
- Real-life examples: Smartphones often have many features, such as Bluetooth technology, a camera, and many other additions that entice customers to buy it. People who buy cars are often interested in extra features, such as rear-view cameras, automated steering, and heated seats.
- Used in a sentence: I always go for cameras with lots of neat features, like custom white balancing.
As a verb, feature means to draw special attention to something or to shine the spotlight on it. If something is featured, it is mentioned first, given the most time, advertised most heavily, or invested the most effort into.
- Real-life examples: Movie advertising often features a big star on posters and in commercials even if the person is barely in the movie. The main event fight is usually featured by boxing or mixed martial arts promoters because it will attract the most ticket buyers.
- Used in a sentence: I really like this song because it features the drummer the most.
Where does feature come from?
The first records of feature come from around 1350. It ultimately comes from the Latin factūra, meaning “formation or manufacture.”
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What are some other forms related to feature?
- featured (adjective, past tense verb)
- featureless (adjective)
- transfeature (verb)
- underfeature (noun)
What are some synonyms for feature?
What are some words that share a root or word element with feature?
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How is feature used in real life?
Feature is a common word that means a special trait something has or means to spotlight something.
Not sure how I feel about the Apple Watch. Yes, some very cool features, but nothing your smartphone can't already do.
— jacksfilms (@jacksfilms) September 9, 2014
Odd feature of walk-through trains: if people are singing, you can hear them from the other end. It’s like having the radio on quiet.
— Mike Brown (@mikearildbrown) December 16, 2017
Today’s show features a special message on behalf of everyone in the Jeopardy! family. 💜
Alex taped shows through December 25th, 2020. They will air as he intended, in his honor.
— Jeopardy! (@Jeopardy) November 9, 2020
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If something is featured, it is ignored or hidden away.
How to use feature in a sentence
Publishers’ biggest differentiating features for advertisers are their audiences and the context within their ads will sit, said Alessandro De Zanche, founder of media consultancy ADZ Strategies.‘Re-architecting the entire process’: How Vice is preparing for life after the third-party cookie|Lara O'Reilly|September 17, 2020|Digiday
Along with that comes systemwide picture-in-picture support for videos—another feature that has made its way from iPadOS—and a number of significant improvements to Messages, Maps, and other applications, as well as a new live translation app.Apple launches iOS 14, iPadOS 14, tvOS 14, and watchOS 7 on just one day’s notice|Samuel Axon|September 16, 2020|Ars Technica
The feature, known as Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System, was designed to make the Max feel exactly the same to pilots as the earlier family of 737s known as the Next Generation.Boeing crashes were the “horrific culmination” of multiple mistakes, House report says|kdunn6|September 16, 2020|Fortune
Since then, Amazon Prime Video, Hulu, Instagram and Twitch have added watch party features.How the future of TV and streaming has – and hasn’t – been reshaped so far by 2020|Tim Peterson|September 16, 2020|Digiday
Apple also debuted the Apple Watch SE, a lower-end model with fewer features that starts at $279.Everything announced at Apple’s ‘Time Flies’ event today|rhhackettfortune|September 15, 2020|Fortune
Grindr introduced the feature themselves in October the same year and called it ‘tribes.’
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|Danielle Belton|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Bad weather is a feature of hundreds of flights across the world every day.
Common sense is not a just a normative judgment about wisdom, but a structural feature of any functioning organization.
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|Anna Nemtsova|December 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This is a feature by means of which it is always possible to distinguish the Great Horsetail from any other species.How to Know the Ferns|S. Leonard Bastin
Each is surrounded by a gelatinous capsule, which is its distinctive feature (Fig. 9).A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis|James Campbell Todd
He seemed to know right where to look, which was another feature of the play that I didn't sabe at the time.Raw Gold|Bertrand W. Sinclair
In dramatic interpretation the voice is a much more significant feature relatively than is the detail of gesture in pantomime.Expressive Voice Culture|Jessie Eldridge Southwick
My coup-d'œil assured me that it was practicable to give to this feature the character of a projecting under-jaw.Checkmate|Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu