Definition of Feature

1. Noun. A prominent attribute or aspect of something. "Generosity is one of his best characteristics"

2. Verb. Have as a feature. "This restaurant features the most famous chefs in France"
Exact synonyms: Have
Specialized synonyms: Wear, Bear, Wear, Carry, Carry, Bear, Give Off, Combine, Unite, Star, Boast, Sport, Possess, Imply, Involve, Bristle, Abound, Bristle, Burst, Brim, Carry, Pack, Take, Read, Say, Wear, Carry
Related verbs: Have, Have Got, Hold, Have, Own, Possess
Antonyms: Lack

3. Noun. The characteristic parts of a person's face: eyes and nose and mouth and chin. "His lineaments were very regular"
Exact synonyms: Lineament
Generic synonyms: Body Part
Specialized synonyms: Chin, Mentum, Brow, Forehead, Temple, Cheek, Jowl, Jaw
Group relationships: Face, Human Face

4. Verb. Wear or display in an ostentatious or proud manner. "She was sporting a new hat"
Exact synonyms: Boast, Sport
Generic synonyms: Have

5. Noun. The principal (full-length) film in a program at a movie theater. "The feature tonight is `Casablanca'"

6. Noun. A special or prominent article in a newspaper or magazine. "They ran a feature on retirement planning"
Exact synonyms: Feature Article
Group relationships: Newspaper, Paper, Mag, Magazine
Generic synonyms: Article

7. Noun. (linguistics) a distinctive characteristic of a linguistic unit that serves to distinguish it from other units of the same kind.
Exact synonyms: Feature Of Speech
Generic synonyms: Attribute, Dimension, Property
Category relationships: Linguistics

8. Noun. An article of merchandise that is displayed or advertised more than other articles.
Specialized synonyms: Drawing Card, Leader, Loss Leader
Generic synonyms: Merchandise, Product, Ware

Definition of Feature

1. n. The make, form, or outward appearance of a person; the whole turn or style of the body; esp., good appearance.

Definition of Feature

1. Noun. (obsolete) One's structure or make-up; form, shape, bodily proportions. ¹

2. Noun. An important or main item. ¹

3. Noun. (media) A long, prominent, article or item in the media, or the department that creates them; frequently used technically to distinguish content from news. ¹

4. Noun. Any of the physical constituents of the face (eyes, nose, etc.). ¹

5. Noun. (computing) A beneficial capability of a piece of software. ¹

6. Noun. The cast or structure of anything, or of any part of a thing, as of a landscape, a picture, a treaty, or an essay; any marked peculiarity or characteristic; as, one of the features of the landscape. ¹

7. Noun. (archeology) Something discerned from physical evidence that helps define, identify, characterize, and interpret an archeological site. ¹

8. Noun. (engineering) Characteristic forms or shapes of a part. For example, a hole, boss, slot, cut, chamfer, or fillet. ¹

9. Verb. To ascribe the greatest importance to something within a certain context. ¹

10. Verb. To star, to contain. ¹

11. Verb. to appear; to make an appearance. ¹

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Definition of Feature

1. to give special prominence to [v -TURED, -TURING, -TURES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Feature

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Literary usage of Feature

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1899)
"One feature of Dr. Schlosser's paper is the complete adoption of the Osborn and Scott ... as an extremely primitive feature in its organization. ..."

2. Encyclopaedia Britannica, a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"This, according to Poole, was not originally л feature m Fie. 56.—Court of the Mosque of Tulun, Cairo. (From Coste.) Mercian! (1338); all based on the same ..."

3. Southern History of the War by Edward Alfred Pollard (1866)
"The result of this, the distinguishing feature of the Constitution.—Thut feature an accident, and not an a priori discovery. ..."

4. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1873)
"I cannot think, however, that “ Death is called a feature with special reference ... It seems then very improbable that Milton should mean by “ grim feature ..."

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