Feature meaning

fēchər
A special attraction at an entertainment.
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The definition of a feature is a part of the face, a quality, a special attraction, article or a major film showing in the theatre.

An example of feature is a nose.

An example of feature is freckles.

An example of feature is a guest speaker at an event.

An example of feature is a cover story in a magazine.

An example of feature is a new movie coming out.

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To give prominence to; make a feature of.
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Feature is defined as to give or bring special attention to someone or something.

An example of feature is a gallery showcasing the work of a particular artist.

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To sketch or show the features of.
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To depict or outline the features of.
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(archaeology) Something discerned from physical evidence that helps define, identify, characterize, and interpret an archeological site.
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To be a feature of.
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A special story, article, etc. in a newspaper or magazine, often prominently displayed.
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(dial.) To look like; favor.
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(informal) To picture mentally; imagine.

Can you feature her in that hat?

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To ascribe the greatest importance to something within a certain context.
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(slang) To conceive of; imagine.
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A film, usually fictional, running 40 minutes or longer, esp. as the main presentation in a theater.
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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.
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Any of the physical constituents of the face (eyes, nose, etc.).
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An important or main item.
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To star, to contain.
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(computing) A beneficial capability of a piece of software.
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To give special attention to; display, publicize, or make prominent.
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To appear; to make an appearance.
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(engineering) Characteristic forms or shapes of a part. For example, a hole, boss, slot, cut, chamfer, or fillet.
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To have or include as a prominent part or characteristic.

The play featured two well-known actors.

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To have a prominent part.
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(media) A long, prominent, article or item in the media, or the department that creates them; frequently used technically to distinguish content from news.
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A prominent or distinctive part, quality, or characteristic.

A feature of one's personality; a feature of the landscape.

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An item advertised or offered as particularly attractive or as an inducement.

A washing machine with many features.

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A prominent or special article, story, or department in a newspaper or periodical.
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A distinct or outstanding part, quality, or characteristic of something.
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A prominently displayed or publicized attraction, as at an entertainment or sale.
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Origin of feature

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

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Anglo-Norman feture, from Old French faiture, from Latin factura.

    From Wiktionary