verb (used with object), fea·tured, fea·tur·ing.
verb (used without object), fea·tured, fea·tur·ing.
Origin of feature
Synonyms for feature
Related Words for featuresphysiognomy, visage, mien, appearance, countenance, face, mug, puss, lineaments
Examples from the Web for features
Contemporary Examples of features
He reminisces about the features of Texas life that make Texas its own, distinctive community.Will Texas Stay Texan?
December 29, 2014
There is an expanded place-name index with more than 150,000 entries, and separate undersea, Moon, and Mars features.The Best Coffee Table Books of 2014
December 13, 2014
Its 8-megapixel camera, inclusive of true-tone and dual-LED f/2.2 aperture flashes, features optical image stabilization.Why Every Home Needs a Drone This Holiday
December 8, 2014
She also features a more natural face than the one of docile serenity so often bestowed on the Queen of Heaven.The Virgin Mary Lookbook
December 7, 2014
It features on its front and back covers an intricate “original” design, embossed in gold.Rand Paul’s Many Leather-Bound Books
November 27, 2014
Historical Examples of features
She gazed on his features as he slept; and was left to sorrow alone.Philothea
Lydia Maria Child
They say that he paints not merely a man's features, but his mind and heart.The Prophetic Pictures (From "Twice Told Tales")
What if Remorse should assume the features of an injured friend?The Haunted Mind (From "Twice Told Tales")
To some features of the Bill he was opposed, but was in favor of its principle.The Grand Old Man
Richard B. Cook
In some features, one of the most unusual I have seen since I have been practicing law.Within the Law
Word Origin for feature
"parts of the visible body" (especially the face), c.1300, from feature (n.).
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.