feature

A feature is a part of something that makes it special or able to work better, such as a bonus feature on a DVD or a smartphone feature that provides faster Internet connections.

The word feature has both a noun and a verb form used to describe a main characteristic, as in a car's safety features or a restaurant menu that features Italian dishes. In addition, feature can refer to a newspaper or magazine article that provides in-depth information, like a feature about the First Lady and her life. You’ve probably also heard it used to describe a main part of the face, such as the eyes, nose, or mouth.

Primary Meanings of feature

1.
nv
a prominent attribute or aspect of something
have as a feature
2.
n
a special or prominent article in a newspaper or magazine
3.
n
the characteristic parts of a person's face: eyes and nose and mouth and chin
Full Definitions of feature
1

n a prominent attribute or aspect of something

“the map showed roads and other features
Synonyms:
characteristic
Types:
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sex character, sex characteristic, sexual characteristic
those characteristics (both anatomical and psychological) that are strongly associated with one sex relative to the other
invariant
a feature (quantity or property or function) that remains unchanged when a particular transformation is applied to it
aspect, facet
a distinct feature or element in a problem
attracter, attraction, attractive feature, attractor, magnet
a characteristic that provides pleasure and attracts
badge
any feature that is regarded as a sign of status (a particular power or quality or rank)
centerpiece, centrepiece
the central or most important feature
contour
a feature (or the order or arrangement of features) of anything having a complex structure
excellence, excellency
an outstanding feature; something in which something or someone excels
external
outward features
distinctive feature, distinguishing characteristic, peculiarity
an odd or unusual characteristic
safety feature
feature of an artifact that is added to insure a user's safety
primary sex character, primary sex characteristic, primary sexual characteristic
the genetically determined sex characteristics bound up with reproduction (genitals and organs of reproduction)
secondary sex character, secondary sex characteristic, secondary sexual characteristic
the genetically determined sex characteristics that are not functionally necessary for reproduction (pitch of the voice and body hair and musculature)
virilism
the development of male secondary sexual characteristics in a female (or prematurely in a young boy)
calling card
a distinguishing characteristic or behavior
side
an aspect of something (as contrasted with some other implied aspect)
sector, sphere
a particular aspect of life or activity
surface
a superficial aspect as opposed to the real nature of something
attention
a general interest that leads people to want to know more
tourist attraction
a characteristic that attracts tourists
Type of:
attribute, dimension, property
a construct whereby objects or individuals can be distinguished

n (linguistics) a distinctive characteristic of a linguistic unit that serves to distinguish it from other units of the same kind

Synonyms:
feature of speech
Type of:
attribute, dimension, property
a construct whereby objects or individuals can be distinguished

v have as a feature

“This restaurant features the most famous chefs in France”
Synonyms:
have
have, have got, hold
have or possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense
have, own, possess
have ownership or possession of
Antonyms:
lack, miss
be without
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wear
have or show an appearance of
bear, wear
have on one's person
carry
have a certain range
carry
be equipped with (a mast or sail)
bear
have
give off
have as a by-product
combine, unite
have or possess in combination
star
feature as the star
boast, sport
wear or display in an ostentatious or proud manner
possess
have as an attribute, knowledge, or skill
imply, involve
have as a necessary feature
bristle
have or be thickly covered with or as if with bristles
abound, bristle, burst
be in a state of movement or action
brim
be completely full
carry, pack, take
have with oneself; have on one's person
read, say
have or contain a certain wording or form
wear
have in one's aspect; wear an expression of one's attitude or personality
carry
have as an inherent or characteristic feature or have as a consequence
carry
have on the surface or on the skin
co-star
feature as the co-star in a performance
exhibit
show an attribute, property, knowledge, or skill
carry
be necessarily associated with or result in or involve

v wear or display in an ostentatious or proud manner

Synonyms:
boast, sport
Type of:
have
have as a feature
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n a special or prominent article in a newspaper or magazine

“they ran a feature on retirement planning”
Synonyms:
feature article
Type of:
article
nonfictional prose forming an independent part of a publication

n the principal (full-length) film in a program at a movie theater

“the feature tonight is `Casablanca'”
Synonyms:
feature film
Types:
Western, horse opera
a film about life in the western United States during the period of exploration and development
spaghetti Western
a low-budget Western movie produced by a European (especially an Italian) film company
Type of:
film, flick, motion picture, motion-picture show, movie, moving picture, moving-picture show, pic, picture, picture show
a form of entertainment that enacts a story by sound and a sequence of images giving the illusion of continuous movement

n an article of merchandise that is displayed or advertised more than other articles

Types:
drawing card, leader, loss leader
a featured article of merchandise sold at a loss in order to draw customers
Type of:
merchandise, product, ware
commodities offered for sale
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n the characteristic parts of a person's face: eyes and nose and mouth and chin

“an expression of pleasure crossed his features
Synonyms:
lineament
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chin, mentum
the protruding part of the lower jaw
brow, forehead
the part of the face above the eyes
temple
the flat area on either side of the forehead
cheek
either side of the face below the eyes
jowl
a fullness and looseness of the flesh of the lower cheek and jaw (characteristic of aging)
jaw
the bones of the skull that frame the mouth and serve to open it; the bones that hold the teeth
buccula, double chin
a fold of fatty tissue under the chin
Type of:
body part
any part of an organism such as an organ or extremity

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