[[t]ˈfi tʃər[/t]] n. v. -tured, -tur•ing, adj.
1) a prominent or conspicuous part or characteristic:
The best feature of the house is the sun porch[/ex]
2) something offered as a special or main attraction
3) sbz Also called fea′ture film′. the main motion picture in a movie program
4) any part of the face, as the nose, chin, or eyes
5) features, the face; countenance
6) the form or cast of the face:
delicate of feature[/ex]
7) a column, cartoon, etc., appearing regularly in a newspaper or magazine
8) jou
feature story
9) cvb sbz to make a feature of; give prominence to
10) sbz to have or present (a performer) in a lead role or a prominent supporting role
11) to be a feature or distinctive mark of
12) to delineate the main characteristics of; depict
13) inf inf to conceive of; imagine; fancy
14) sts Chiefly Dial. to resemble in features; favor
15) cvb to play a major part
16) being or offered as a highlight; featured:
the feature attraction at the fair[/ex]
Etymology: 1350–1400; ME feture < AF, MF faiture < L factūra making. See fact fea′ture•less, adj. syn: feature, characteristic, peculiarity refer to a distinctive trait of an individual or of a class. feature suggests an outstanding or marked property that attracts attention: A large art exhibit was a feature of the convention. characteristic means a distinguishing mark or quality always associated in one's mind with a particular person or thing: A fine sense of humor is one of his characteristics. peculiarity means a distinctive and often unusual property exclusive to one individual, group, or thing: A blue-black tongue is a peculiarity of the chow chow.

From formal English to slang. 2014.

Игры ⚽ Поможем сделать НИР

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Feature — Feature …   Deutsch Wörterbuch

  • feature — Ⅰ. feature UK US /ˈfiːtʃər/ noun [C] ► something that makes a product, machine, or system different, and usually better, than others of a similar type: »The new smart phone has all the features of existing models, plus added extras. »innovative… …   Financial and business terms

  • Feature — Fea ture (?; 135), n. [OE. feture form, shape, feature, OF. faiture fashion, make, fr. L. factura a making, formation, fr. facere, factum, to make. See {Feat}, {Fact}, and cf. {Facture}.] 1. The make, form, or outward appearance of a person; the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Feature — Sn Dokumentarbericht, speziell zusammengesetzte Sendung per. Wortschatz fach. (20. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus am. e. feature, dieses etwa im Sinn von Zusammenstellung aus me. feture Aufmachung , aus afrz. faiture, aus l. factūra f., zu l.… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • feature — [n1] characteristic affection, angle, article, aspect, attribute, character, component, constituent, detail, differential, earmark*, element, facet, factor, gag*, gimmick, hallmark, idiosyncrasy, individuality, ingredient, integrant, item, mark,… …   New thesaurus

  • feature — ► NOUN 1) a distinctive attribute or aspect. 2) a part of the face, such as the mouth, making a significant contribution to its overall appearance. 3) a newspaper or magazine article or a broadcast programme devoted to a particular topic. 4)… …   English terms dictionary

  • feature — verb. Fowler (1926) warned against the extension of the meaning ‘to give special prominence to’ which he identified as originating in cinema announcements. He cited an unattributed example of 1924: Boys school and college outfits, men s footwear… …   Modern English usage

  • feature — [fē′chər] n. [ME feture < OFr faiture < L factura, a making, formation < pp. of facere, to make, DO1] 1. a) Archaic the make, shape, form, or appearance of a person or thing b) Obs. attractive appearance; physical beauty 2 …   English World dictionary

  • feature in — [phrasal verb] feature in (something) : to be a part of (something) Health care features prominently in the new bill. a character who features in many of his novels • • • Main Entry: ↑feature …   Useful english dictionary

  • Feature — Feature,das:⇨Hörspiel,Dokumentarbericht Feature 1.Musik:Hörbild,Hörfolge,Hörspiel 2.Bericht,Reportage,Dokumentarbericht,Fernsehbericht …   Das Wörterbuch der Synonyme

  • Feature — »(für Funk oder Fernsehen aufgemachter) Dokumentarbericht«: Das Fremdwort wurde im 20. Jh. aus gleichbed. engl. feature (mengl. feture), eigentlich »Aussehen, charakteristischer Grundzug« entlehnt, das über afrz. faiture auf lat. factura »das… …   Das Herkunftswörterbuch

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”