feature

[ fee-cher ]
/ ˈfi tʃər /

noun

verb (used with object), fea·tured, fea·tur·ing.

verb (used without object), fea·tured, fea·tur·ing.

to play a major part.

Nearby words

  1. feathers,
  2. featherstitch,
  3. featherweight,
  4. feathery,
  5. featly,
  6. feature story,
  7. feature-length,
  8. featured,
  9. featureless,
  10. features

Origin of feature

1350–1400; 1905–10 for def 3; Middle English feture < Anglo-French, Middle French faiture < Latin factūra a making. See fact, -ure

SYNONYMS FOR feature
1. Feature, characteristic, peculiarity refer to a distinctive trait of an individual or of a class. Feature suggests an outstanding or marked property that attracts attention: Complete harmony was a feature of the convention. Characteristic means a distinguishing mark or quality (or one of such) always associated in one's mind with a particular person or thing: Defiance is one of his characteristics. Peculiarity means that distinct or unusual characteristic that marks off an individual in the class to which he, she, or it belongs: A blue-black tongue is a peculiarity of the chow chow.

Related formstrans·fea·ture, verb (used with object), trans·fea·tured, trans·fea·tur·ing.un·der·fea·ture, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for features

feature

/ (ˈfiːtʃə) /

noun

verb

Word Origin for feature

C14: from Anglo-French feture, from Latin factūra a making, from facere to make

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Word Origin and History for features
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