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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.
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.]


npl facciones fpl, rasgos
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He would have heard of channels and sandbanks, of natural features of the land useful for sea-marks, of villages and tribes and modes of barter and precautions to take: with the instructive tales about native chiefs dyed more or less blue, whose character for greediness, ferocity, or amiability must have been expounded to him with that capacity for vivid language which seems joined naturally to the shadiness of moral character and recklessness of disposition.
They had but to lift their eyes, and there it was plainly to be seen, though miles away, with the sunshine brightening all its features.
My mother, I perceived, had bequeathed to me much of her features and countenance--her forehead, her eyes, her complexion.
At the same instant he recognized the evil features of the rajah as those of the man who had directed the abduction of Virginia Maxon from the wrecked Ithaca.
Sam left it with the landlady, and was returning to pull his master's boots off, after drying himself by the kitchen fire, when glancing casually through a half-opened door, he was arrested by the sight of a gentleman with a sandy head who had a large bundle of newspapers lying on the table before him, and was perusing the leading article of one with a settled sneer which curled up his nose and all other features into a majestic expression of haughty contempt.
Alice unconsciously dried her tears, and bent her melting eyes on the pallid features of Gamut, with an expression of chastened delight that she neither affected or wished to conceal.
Then she glanced at me, simpered a little, and blushed, modestly looked at her prayer-book, and endeavoured to compose her features.
So far as the geography, the inhabitants, the animals, and the features of the countries the travellers pass over are described, it is entirely accurate.
He appeared to be a man about forty years of age, with fine, handsome features, and a tall, well-shaped figure; his hair and whiskers were light, his forehead compact and unwrinkled, his face rather pale, his teeth magnificent.
Among the grand features of the wilderness about which he was roaming, one had made a vivid impression on his mind, and been clothed by his imagination with vague and ideal charms.
The vicomte was a nice-looking young man with soft features and polished manners, who evidently considered himself a celebrity but out of politeness modestly placed himself at the disposal of the circle in which he found himself.
His wan features wore a look of a tiny, insane demon.