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fea·ture

 (fē′chər)
n.
1.
a. Any of the distinct parts of the face, as the eyes, nose, or mouth.
b. often features The overall appearance of the face or its parts.
2. A prominent or distinctive part, quality, or characteristic: a feature of one's personality; a feature of the landscape.
3. Linguistics
a. A property of linguistic units or forms: Nasality is a phonological feature.
b. In generative linguistics, any of various abstract entities that specify or combine to specify phonological, morphological, semantic, and syntactic properties of linguistic forms and that act as the targets of linguistic rules and operations.
4.
a. The main film presentation at a theater.
b. A long, narrative movie, typically lasting more than one hour.
5. A special attraction at an entertainment.
6. A prominent or special article, story, or department in a newspaper or periodical.
7. An item advertised or offered as particularly attractive or as an inducement: a washing machine with many features.
8. Archaic
a. Outward appearance; form or shape.
b. Physical beauty.
tr.v. fea·tured, fea·tur·ing, fea·tures
1. To give special attention to; display, publicize, or make prominent.
2. To have or include as a prominent part or characteristic: The play featured two well-known actors.
3. To depict or outline the features of.
4. Informal To picture mentally; imagine: Can you feature her in that hat?

[Middle English feture, from Old French faiture, from Latin factūra, a working or making, from factus, past participle of facere, to make, do; see dhē- in Indo-European roots.]

feature

(ˈfiːtʃə)
n
1. any one of the parts of the face, such as the nose, chin, or mouth
2. a prominent or distinctive part or aspect, as of a landscape, building, book, etc
3. the principal film in a programme at a cinema
4. (Journalism & Publishing) an item or article appearing regularly in a newspaper, magazine, etc: a gardening feature.
5. (Journalism & Publishing) Also called: feature story a prominent story in a newspaper, etc: a feature on prison reform.
6. (Film) a programme given special prominence on radio or television as indicated by attendant publicity
7. (Marketing) an article offered for sale as a special attraction, as in a large retail establishment
8. archaic general form or make-up
9. (Linguistics) linguistics a quality of a linguistic unit at some level of description: grammatical feature; semantic feature.
vb
10. (tr) to have as a feature or make a feature of
11. (Film) to give prominence to (an actor, famous event, etc) in a film or (of an actor, etc) to have prominence in a film
12. (tr) informal US to imagine; consider: I can't feature that happening.
[C14: from Anglo-French feture, from Latin factūra a making, from facere to make]

fea•ture

(ˈfi tʃər)

n., v. -tured, -tur•ing,
adj. n.
1. a prominent or conspicuous part or characteristic: The best feature of the house is the sun porch.
2. something offered as a special or main attraction.
3. Also called fea′ture film′. the main motion picture in a movie program.
4. any part of the face, as the nose, chin, or eyes.
5. features, the face; countenance.
6. the form or cast of the face: delicate of feature.
7. a column, cartoon, etc., appearing regularly in a newspaper or magazine.
v.t.
9. to make a feature of; give prominence to.
10. to have or present (a performer) in a lead role or a prominent supporting role.
11. to be a feature or distinctive mark of.
12. to delineate the main characteristics of; depict.
13. Informal. to conceive of; imagine; fancy.
14. Chiefly Dial. to resemble in features; favor.
v.i.
15. to play a major part.
adj.
16. being or offered as a highlight; featured: the feature attraction at the fair.
[1350–1400; Middle English feture < Anglo-French, Middle French faiture < Latin factūra making. See fact]
fea′ture•less, adj.
syn: 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: A large art exhibit was a feature of the convention. characteristic means a distinguishing mark or quality always associated in one's mind with a particular person or thing: A fine sense of humor is one of his characteristics. peculiarity means a distinctive and often unusual property exclusive to one individual, group, or thing: A blue-black tongue is a peculiarity of the chow chow.

feature

In cartography, any object or configuration of ground or water represented on the face of the map or chart.

feature


Past participle: featured
Gerund: featuring

Imperative
feature
feature
Present
I feature
you feature
he/she/it features
we feature
you feature
they feature
Preterite
I featured
you featured
he/she/it featured
we featured
you featured
they featured
Present Continuous
I am featuring
you are featuring
he/she/it is featuring
we are featuring
you are featuring
they are featuring
Present Perfect
I have featured
you have featured
he/she/it has featured
we have featured
you have featured
they have featured
Past Continuous
I was featuring
you were featuring
he/she/it was featuring
we were featuring
you were featuring
they were featuring
Past Perfect
I had featured
you had featured
he/she/it had featured
we had featured
you had featured
they had featured
Future
I will feature
you will feature
he/she/it will feature
we will feature
you will feature
they will feature
Future Perfect
I will have featured
you will have featured
he/she/it will have featured
we will have featured
you will have featured
they will have featured
Future Continuous
I will be featuring
you will be featuring
he/she/it will be featuring
we will be featuring
you will be featuring
they will be featuring
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been featuring
you have been featuring
he/she/it has been featuring
we have been featuring
you have been featuring
they have been featuring
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been featuring
you will have been featuring
he/she/it will have been featuring
we will have been featuring
you will have been featuring
they will have been featuring
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been featuring
you had been featuring
he/she/it had been featuring
we had been featuring
you had been featuring
they had been featuring
Conditional
I would feature
you would feature
he/she/it would feature
we would feature
you would feature
they would feature
Past Conditional
I would have featured
you would have featured
he/she/it would have featured
we would have featured
you would have featured
they would have featured
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.feature - a prominent attribute or aspect of somethingfeature - a prominent attribute or aspect of something; "the map showed roads and other features"; "generosity is one of his best characteristics"
sex character, sex characteristic, sexual characteristic - those characteristics (both anatomical and psychological) that are strongly associated with one sex relative to the other
attribute, dimension, property - a construct whereby objects or individuals can be distinguished; "self-confidence is not an endearing property"
invariant - a feature (quantity or property or function) that remains unchanged when a particular transformation is applied to it
aspect, facet - a distinct feature or element in a problem; "he studied every facet of the question"
attractive feature, magnet, attractor, attracter, attraction - a characteristic that provides pleasure and attracts; "flowers are an attractor for bees"
badge - any feature that is regarded as a sign of status (a particular power or quality or rank); "wearing a tie was regarded as a badge of respectability"
centerpiece, centrepiece - the central or most important feature; "education was the centerpiece of the Democratic Party's political platform"
contour - a feature (or the order or arrangement of features) of anything having a complex structure; "the contours of the melody"; "it defines a major contour of this administration"
excellence, excellency - an outstanding feature; something in which something or someone excels; "a center of manufacturing excellence"; "the use of herbs is one of the excellencies of French cuisine"
external - outward features; "he enjoyed the solemn externals of religion"
safety feature - feature of an artifact that is added to insure a user's safety
2.feature - the characteristic parts of a person's face: eyes and nose and mouth and chin; "an expression of pleasure crossed his features"; "his lineaments were very regular"
body part - any part of an organism such as an organ or extremity
chin, mentum - the protruding part of the lower jaw
face, human face - the front of the human head from the forehead to the chin and ear to ear; "he washed his face"; "I wish I had seen the look on his face when he got the news"
brow, forehead - the part of the face above the eyes
temple - the flat area on either side of the forehead; "the veins in his temple throbbed"
cheek - either side of the face below the eyes
jowl - a fullness and looseness of the flesh of the lower cheek and jaw (characteristic of aging)
jaw - the bones of the skull that frame the mouth and serve to open it; the bones that hold the teeth
3.feature - the principal (full-length) film in a program at a movie theaterfeature - the principal (full-length) film in a program at a movie theater; "the feature tonight is `Casablanca'"
motion picture, motion-picture show, movie, moving picture, moving-picture show, pic, film, picture show, flick, picture - a form of entertainment that enacts a story by sound and a sequence of images giving the illusion of continuous movement; "they went to a movie every Saturday night"; "the film was shot on location"
horse opera, Western - a film about life in the western United States during the period of exploration and development
4.feature - a special or prominent article in a newspaper or magazine; "they ran a feature on retirement planning"
newspaper, paper - a daily or weekly publication on folded sheets; contains news and articles and advertisements; "he read his newspaper at breakfast"
article - nonfictional prose forming an independent part of a publication
mag, magazine - a periodic publication containing pictures and stories and articles of interest to those who purchase it or subscribe to it; "it takes several years before a magazine starts to break even or make money"
5.feature - (linguistics) a distinctive characteristic of a linguistic unit that serves to distinguish it from other units of the same kind
attribute, dimension, property - a construct whereby objects or individuals can be distinguished; "self-confidence is not an endearing property"
linguistics - the scientific study of language
6.feature - an article of merchandise that is displayed or advertised more than other articles
loss leader, drawing card, leader - a featured article of merchandise sold at a loss in order to draw customers
merchandise, product, ware - commodities offered for sale; "good business depends on having good merchandise"; "that store offers a variety of products"
Verb1.feature - have as a feature; "This restaurant features the most famous chefs in France"
wear - have or show an appearance of; "wear one's hair in a certain way"
wear, bear - have on one's person; "He wore a red ribbon"; "bear a scar"
carry - have a certain range; "This rifle carries for 3,000 feet"
have, have got, hold - have or possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense; "She has $1,000 in the bank"; "He has got two beautiful daughters"; "She holds a Master's degree from Harvard"
own, possess, have - have ownership or possession of; "He owns three houses in Florida"; "How many cars does she have?"
carry - be equipped with (a mast or sail); "This boat can only carry a small sail"
bear - have; "bear a resemblance"; "bear a signature"
give off - have as a by-product; "The big cities gave off so many wonderful American qualities"
combine, unite - have or possess in combination; "she unites charm with a good business sense"
star - feature as the star; "The movie stars Dustin Hoffman as an autistic man"
sport, boast, feature - wear or display in an ostentatious or proud manner; "she was sporting a new hat"
possess - have as an attribute, knowledge, or skill; "he possesses great knowledge about the Middle East"
involve, imply - have as a necessary feature; "This decision involves many changes"
bristle - have or be thickly covered with or as if with bristles; "bristling leaves"
bristle, abound, burst - be in a state of movement or action; "The room abounded with screaming children"; "The garden bristled with toddlers"
brim - be completely full; "His eyes brimmed with tears"
carry, pack, take - have with oneself; have on one's person; "She always takes an umbrella"; "I always carry money"; "She packs a gun when she goes into the mountains"
read, say - have or contain a certain wording or form; "The passage reads as follows"; "What does the law say?"
wear - have in one's aspect; wear an expression of one's attitude or personality; "He always wears a smile"
carry - have as an inherent or characteristic feature or have as a consequence; "This new washer carries a two year guarantee"; "The loan carries a high interest rate"; "this undertaking carries many dangers"; "She carries her mother's genes"; "These bonds carry warrants"; "The restaurant carries an unusual name"
2.feature - wear or display in an ostentatious or proud manner; "she was sporting a new hat"
feature, have - have as a feature; "This restaurant features the most famous chefs in France"

feature

noun
1. aspect, quality, characteristic, attribute, point, mark, property, factor, trait, hallmark, facet, peculiarity The gardens are a special feature of this property.
2. article, report, story, piece, comment, item, column a special feature on breast cancer research
3. highlight, draw, attraction, innovation, speciality, specialty, main item, honeypot, crowd puller (informal), special attraction, special the most striking feature of the whole garden
plural noun
1. face, countenance, physiognomy, lineaments She arranged her features in a bland expression.
verb
1. spotlight, present, promote, set off, emphasize, play up, accentuate, foreground, call attention to, give prominence to, give the full works (slang) This event features a stunning catwalk show.
2. star, appear, headline, participate, play a part She featured in a Hollywood film.

feature

noun
1. The front surface of the head.Often used in plural:
Informal: mug.
Slang: kisser, map, pan, puss.
3. A prominent article in a periodical:
Chiefly British: leader.
verb
Translations
سِمَةعلامَه مُميِّزَه، صِفَهفِلْم طَويلمَقال صَحَفي خاص ومُهِممَلامِح، قَسَمات
rysuvést v hlavní rolivelký článekznakhlavní film
trækansigtstrækartikelfeaturehave i hovedrolle
piirre
odlika
arcvonásnagyfilmszerepeltetszínes riportvonás
aîalkvikmyndinandlitsfallsérkennisÿna, hafa , flaggauppsláttargrein; greinaflokkur
顔立ち
특징
meninis filmasvaidinti pagrindinį vaidmenįypatybė
attēlotiezīmeliels rakstsmākslas filmamākslas filmas-
celovečernýhlavný programveľký článok
potezareportažaznačilnost
egenskap
ลักษณะหน้าตา
özellikyüz hattıasıl filmbaş rolde oynatmakinceleme
đặc trưng

feature

[ˈfiːtʃəʳ]
A. N
1. [of face] → rasgo m
featuresrasgos mpl, facciones fpl
2. [of countryside, building] → característica f
3. (Comm, Tech) → elemento m, rasgo m
4. (Theat) → número m (Cine) → película f
5. (Press) → artículo m de fondo
a regular featureuna crónica regular
6. (Ling) (also distinctive feature) → rasgo m distintivo
B. VT
1. [+ actor, news] → presentar; [+ event] → ocuparse de, enfocar; (in paper etc) → presentar
a film featuring Garbo asuna película que presenta a la Garbo en el papel de ...
2. (= be equipped with) [machine] → estar provisto de, ofrecer
C. VI
1. (gen) it featured prominently intuvo un papel destacado en ...
2. (Cine) → figurar, aparecer (in en)
D. CPD feature article Nartículo m de fondo
feature film N(película f de) largometraje m
feature writer Narticulista mf, cronista mf

feature

[ˈfiːtʃər]
n
(= distinctive characteristic) → caractéristique f
an important feature → une caractéristique essentielle
to be a feature of sth (a regular part of)faire partie intégrante de qch
Pilgrimages are an essential feature of Hindu life → Les pèlerinages font partie intégrante de la vie hindoue.
(= special or extra component) [product] → particularité m; [car] → option f
safety feature → dispositif m de sécurité
(= special function) [software] → fonction f
search feature (COMPUTING)fonction de recherche
(in newspaper or magazine) (= special article) → article m (= regular column) → chronique f, rubrique f
a special feature on sth → un article de fond sur qch, un reportage sur qch
a special feature on sb → un article de fond sur qn feature article, feature editor, feature writer
(also feature film) → long métrage m feature-length
vt (= include) [film] → avoir pour vedette(s)
The series featured top stars from cricket and rugby → Des stars du cricket et du rugby figuraient dans cette série.
This special event features a stunning catwalk show → Un défilé de mode époustouflant figure à cet événement exceptionnel.
vifigurer
The story featured on the front pages → L'histoire figurait en première page.
it featured prominently in ... → cela a figuré en bonne place sur ..., cela a figuré en bonne place dans ...
features npl [face] → traits mplfeature article narticle m de fondfeature editor nchroniqueur/euse m/ffeature film nlong métrage mfeature-length [ˈfiːtʃərlɛŋθ] modiflong métrage after n

feature

n
(facial) → (Gesichts)zug m; to have strong/delicate featuresmarkante/feine Gesichtszüge haben
(= characteristic)Merkmal nt, → Kennzeichen nt, → Charakteristikum nt; (of sb’s character)Grundzug m; a feature of his style is …sein Stil ist durch … gekennzeichnet; a feature of this book is …das Buch zeichnet sich durch … aus; special featureBesonderheit f; new featureNeuheit f; the main feature of the recessiondas Kennzeichnende an der Rezession
(= focal point: of room, building etc) → besonderes or herausragendes Merkmal; feature fireplaceoffener Kamin; to make a feature of somethingetw besonders betonen, etw zur Geltung bringen; the main feature of the new shopping malldie Hauptattraktion des neuen Einkaufszentrums; the old volcano, the dominant feature of the island, …der die Insel dominierende alte Vulkan
(Press) → (Sonder)beitrag m, → Feature nt; (Rad, TV) → (Dokumentar)bericht m, → Feature nt
(= film)Spielfilm m
vt
(Press) story, picturebringen
this film features an English actressin diesem Film spielt eine englische Schauspielerin mit; the album features their latest hit singleauf dem Album ist auch ihre neueste Hitsingle; the room features a large fireplaceeine Besonderheit des Zimmers ist der große Kamin
vi
(= occur)vorkommen; the story featured on all today’s front pagesdie Geschichte war heute auf allen Titelseiten
(Film) → (mit)spielen

feature

:
feature article
nSonderbeitrag m, → Feature nt
feature film
nSpielfilm m
feature-length
adj filmmit Spielfilmlänge
featureless
adjohne besondere Merkmale
feature story
nSonderbericht m, → Feature nt
feature writer
nFeuilletonist(in) m(f)

feature

[ˈfiːtʃəʳ]
1. n
a. (gen) (Comm, Tech) → caratteristica
b. (of face) features npllineamenti mpl, fisionomia fsg, fattezze fpl
c. (also feature film) → film m inv (principale), lungometraggio
d. (Press) → articolo, servizio speciale
a regular feature in (newspapers) → un articolo che appare regolarmente in
a (special) feature on sth/sb → un servizio speciale su qc/qn
2. vt (person) → avere come protagonista; (event, news) → presentare, dare risalto a
3. vi (Cine) → apparire, essere protagonista, figurare
it featured prominently in ... (gen) → ha avuto un posto di primo piano in...

feature

(ˈfiːtʃə) noun
1. a mark by which anything is known; a quality. The use of bright colours is one of the features of her painting.
2. one of the parts of one's face (eyes, nose etc). She has very regular features.
3. a special article in a newspaper. `The Times' is doing a feature on holidays.
4. the main film in a cinema programme etc. The feature begins at 7.30; (also adjective) a feature film.
verb
to give or have a part (especially an important one). That film features the best of the British actresses.

feature

سِمَة rys træk Gesichtszug χαρακτηριστικό característica, rasgo piirre trait odlika caratteristica 顔立ち 특징 kenmerk særpreg cecha característica, particularidade черта egenskap ลักษณะหน้าตา özellik đặc trưng 特色

feature

n. rasgo, característica.
References in classic literature ?
Meg had an extra row of little curlpapers across her forehead, Jo had copiously anointed her afflicted face with cold cream, Beth had taken Joanna to bed with her to atone for the approaching separation, and Amy had capped the climax by putting a colthespin on her nose to uplift the offending feature.
They became his distinguishing feature, the source of his fame.
asked Adele of her companion, whose countenance she had been watching with a little amused attention, arrested by the absorbed expression which seemed to have seized and fixed every feature into a statuesque repose.
It was a feature peculiar to the colonial wars of North America, that the toils and dangers of the wilderness were to be encountered before the adverse hosts could meet.
The delighted Dick, with conscious vanity beaming from every feature of his shining face, lightly waved the compliment aside with his handkerchief, as she continued, "But I am forgetting the message.
There is one other feature, very essential to be noticed, but which, we greatly fear, may damage any picturesque and romantic impression which we have been willing to throw over our sketch of this respectable edifice.
She had dark and abundant hair, so glossy that it threw off the sunshine with a gleam; and a face which, besides being beautiful from regularity of feature and richness of complexion, had the impressiveness belonging to a marked brow and deep black eyes.
We had gone over and over every feature of what I had seen.
But the side ladder was not the only strange feature of the place, borrowed from the chaplain's former sea-farings.
For you see no one point precisely; not one distinct feature is revealed; no nose, eyes, ears, or mouth; no face; he has none, proper; nothing but that one broad firmament of a forehead, pleated with riddles; dumbly lowering with the doom of boats, and ships, and men.
They make a great feature of showing strangers through the packing plants, for it is a good advertisement.
He was short and slender, lithe and catlike in his motions, and had a peering, mousing expression about his keen black eyes, with which every feature of his face seemed sharpened into sympathy; his thin, long nose, ran out as if it was eager to bore into the nature of things in general; his sleek, thin, black hair was stuck eagerly forward, and all his motions and evolutions expressed a dry, cautious acuteness.