[fee-cherd] /ˈfi tʃərd/
made a or highlight; given prominence:
a featured article; a featured actor.
having or a certain kind of (usually used in combination):
a well-featured face.
Obsolete. formed; fashioned.
[fee-cher] /ˈfi tʃər/
a prominent or conspicuous part or characteristic:
Tall buildings were a new feature on the skyline.
something offered as a special attraction:
This model has several added features.
Also called feature film. the main motion picture in a movie program:
What time is the feature?
any part of the face, as the nose, chin, or eyes:
features, the face; countenance:
to compose one’s features for the photographers.
the form or cast of the face:
delicate of feature.
a column, cartoon, etc., appearing regularly in a newspaper or magazine.
Archaic. make, form, or shape.
verb (used with object), featured, featuring.
to be a feature or distinctive mark of:
It was industrial expansion that featured the last century.
to make a feature of; give prominence to:
to feature a story or picture in a newspaper.
to delineate the main characteristics of; depict; outline.
Informal. to conceive of; imagine; fancy:
He couldn’t quite feature himself as a bank president.
Older Use. to resemble in features; favor.
verb (used without object), featured, featuring.
to play a major part.
(in combination) having features as specified: heavy-featured
any one of the parts of the face, such as the nose, chin, or mouth
a prominent or distinctive part or aspect, as of a landscape, building, book, etc
the principal film in a programme at a cinema
an item or article appearing regularly in a newspaper, magazine, etc: a gardening feature
Also called feature story. a prominent story in a newspaper, etc: a feature on prison reform
a programme given special prominence on radio or television as indicated by attendant publicity
an article offered for sale as a special attraction, as in a large retail establishment
(archaic) general form or make-up
(linguistics) a quality of a linguistic unit at some level of description: grammatical feature, semantic feature
(transitive) to have as a feature or make a feature of
to give prominence to (an actor, famous event, etc) in a film or (of an actor, etc) to have prominence in a film
(transitive) (US, informal) to imagine; consider: I can’t feature that happening
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.
- Feature fatigue
noun a state of frustration with the multiple features on a device, esp. electronic Examples My husband wants a cell phone with just numbers on it. He is suffering from feature fatigue with his current phone. Word Origin 1997
- Feature key
hardware (Or “flower”, “pretzel”, “clover”, “propeller”, “beanie” (from propeller beanie), splat, “command key”) The Macintosh modifier key with the four-leaf clover graphic on its keytop. The feature key is the Mac’s equivalent of a control key (and so labelled on some Mac II keyboards). The proliferation of terms for this creature may illustrate one subtle […]
[fee-cher-length] /ˈfi tʃərˈlɛŋθ/ adjective 1. long enough to be made a feature; of full length: a feature-length story; a feature-length film. adjective 1. (of a film or programme) similar in extent to a feature although not classed as such
[fee-cher-lis] /ˈfi tʃər lɪs/ adjective 1. without distinctive ; uninteresting, plain, or drab: a featureless landscape. /ˈfiːtʃəlɪs/ adjective 1. without distinctive points or qualities; undistinguished