[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.
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
“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.
- Feature shock
jargon (From Alvin Toffler’s “Future Shock”) A user’s confusion when confronted with a package that has too many features and poor introductory material. [Jargon File] (2005-09-15)
noun 1. a newspaper or magazine article or report of a person, event, an aspect of a major event, or the like, often having a personal slant and written in an individual style. Compare (def 3b), , . 2. the main or most prominent story in a magazine.
noun a short movie Word Origin feature + -ette ‘small’
[fee-cher] /ˈfi tʃər/ noun 1. a prominent or conspicuous part or characteristic: Tall buildings were a new feature on the skyline. 2. something offered as a special attraction: This model has several added features. 3. Also called feature film. the main motion picture in a movie program: What time is the feature? 4. any part […]