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feature

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noun fea·ture \ ˈfē-chər \

Definition of feature

1 a :the structure, form, or appearance especially of a person
  • a man of large feature
b obsolete :physical beauty
2 a :the makeup or appearance of the face or its parts
  • stern of feature even when he smiled
b :a part of the face :lineament
  • a person with Asian features
3 a :a prominent part or characteristic
  • Pine trees were a feature of the landscape.
b :any of the properties (such as voice or gender) that are characteristic of a grammatical element (such as a phoneme or morpheme); especially :one that is distinctive
4 :a special attraction: such as
a :a featured motion picture
b :a featured article, story, or department in a newspaper or magazine
  • An account of the fire was the feature in the Sunday newspaper.
c :something offered to the public or advertised as particularly attractive
  • one of the car's most popular features

featureless

play \ˈfē-chər-ləs\ adjective

Examples of feature in a Sentence

  1. This year's models include several new safety features.

  2. This camera has several features that make it easy to use.

  3. The car has some interesting new design features.

  4. His plan combines the best features of the earlier proposals.

  5. Her eyes are her best feature.

  6. Tonight's feature is a new romantic comedy.

  7. He starred in his first feature film a year ago.

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Origin and Etymology of feature

Middle English feture, from Anglo-French, from Latin factura act of making, from factus, past participle of facere to make — more at do


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feature

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Definition of feature

featured; featuring play \ˈfēch-riŋ, ˈfē-chər-iŋ\
transitive verb
1 chiefly dialectal :to resemble in features
2 :to picture or portray in the mind :imagine
3 a :to give special prominence to
  • the exhibit features local artists
b :to have as a characteristic or feature
  • a menu featuring many options
intransitive verb
:to play an important part

Examples of feature in a Sentence

  1. The building features a state-of-the-art security system.

  2. The new menu features several low-fat entrees.

  3. The show now features a new singer.

  4. The evening news report featured the story of the murder.

  5. The newspaper featured health care on its front page.

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Origin and Etymology of feature



FEATURE Defined for English Language Learners

feature

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Definition of feature for English Language Learners

  • : an interesting or important part, quality, ability, etc.

  • : a part of the face (such as the eyes, nose, or mouth)

  • : a movie that is made to be shown in a theater for entertainment : a full-length movie


feature

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Definition of feature for English Language Learners

  • : to have or include (someone or something) as an important part

  • : to discuss or mention (something or someone) in a noticeable way : to give particular attention to (someone or something important)


FEATURE Defined for Kids

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feature

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noun fea·ture \ ˈfē-chər \

Definition of feature for Students

1 :a part (as the nose or the mouth) of the face
2 :something especially noticeable
  • a safety feature
3 :movie 1
4 :a special story in a newspaper or magazine

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feature

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Definition of feature for Students

featured; featuring
1 :to have as a characteristic
  • The TV features a flat screen.
2 :to give special prominence to
  • The newspaper featured a story about the election.
3 :to play an important part
  • A bus tour featured in our trip.

Medical Dictionary

feature

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noun fea·ture \ ˈfē-chər \

medical Definition of feature

1 :the structure, form, or appearance especially of a person
2 a :the makeup or appearance of the face or its parts
b :a part of the face


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