feature

Definitions

  • Featuring a winged scarab design
    Featuring a winged scarab design
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v feature have as a feature "This restaurant features the most famous chefs in France"
    • v feature wear or display in an ostentatious or proud manner "she was sporting a new hat"
    • n feature an article of merchandise that is displayed or advertised more than other articles
    • n feature the characteristic parts of a person's face: eyes and nose and mouth and chin "an expression of pleasure crossed his features","his lineaments were very regular"
    • n feature a prominent attribute or aspect of something "the map showed roads and other features","generosity is one of his best characteristics"
    • n feature (linguistics) a distinctive characteristic of a linguistic unit that serves to distinguish it from other units of the same kind
    • n feature a special or prominent article in a newspaper or magazine "they ran a feature on retirement planning"
    • n feature the principal (full-length) film in a program at a movie theater "the feature tonight is `Casablanca'"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Showing position of columns and other features Showing position of columns and other features
Featuring floral and foliage design Featuring floral and foliage design
Features a large carved figure and a frieze of smaller figures Features a large carved figure and a frieze of smaller figures
Showing rooms, doors, windows dome and other features Showing rooms, doors, windows dome and other features
Sample of the "Capital News and Feature Service" Sample of the "Capital News and Feature Service"
Features include imposing buildings, an obelisk and a fountain Features include imposing buildings, an obelisk and a fountain
The ornate fountain featuring mythological figures The ornate fountain featuring mythological figures
England and Wales, Surface Features England and Wales, Surface Features

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In the year 1790, there were two firsts in the United States; the first wholesale coffee roasting company, and the first newspaper advertisement featuring coffee.
    • Feature A form; a shape. "So scented the grim feature , and upturned
      His nostril wide into the murky air."
    • Feature 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. "And to her service bind each living creature
      Through secret understanding of their feature ."
    • Feature The make, cast, or appearance of the human face, and especially of any single part of the face; a lineament. (pl.) The face, the countenance. "It is for homely features to keep home."
    • Feature The make, form, or outward appearance of a person; the whole turn or style of the body; esp., good appearance. "What needeth it his feature to descrive?""Cheated of feature by dissembling nature."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The 1st feature-length animated film, released by Disney Studios in 1937, was "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs."
    • n feature Make; formation; form; shape: usually with reference to the physical frame.
    • n feature A concrete form or appearance; an apparition.
    • n feature The form or cast of any part of the face; any single lineament: in the plural, the face or countenance, considered with reference to all its parts.
    • n feature The conformation or appearance of any part of a thing; a distinct part or characteristic of anything: as, the principal features of a treaty.
    • feature To have features resembling; look like; favor.
    • feature To make a feature or special attraction of; display or mention prominently; give prominence to: as, A B is featured at the Academy as Othello.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The first safety feature for an automobile was invented in 1908 by John O'Leary. He patented a large net, to be installed on the front fender, to scoop pedestrians out of the way before they could be run over.
    • n Feature fēt′ūr the marks by which anything is recognised: the prominent traits of anything: the cast of the face:
    • v.t Feature (coll.) to have features resembling
    • n Feature fēt′ūr (pl.) the countenance
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Quotations

  • Oliver Wendell Holmes
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    “Stillness and steadiness of features are signal marks of good breeding. Vulgar persons can't sit still, or at least must always work their limbs and features.”
  • Langston Hughes
    Langston Hughes
    “No woman can be handsome by the force of features alone, any more that she can be witty by only the help of speech.”
  • Pablo Picasso
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    “Colors, like features, follow the changes of the emotions.”
  • Sir William Osler
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    “The desire to take medicine is perhaps the greatest feature which distinguishes man from animals.”
  • Jane Austen
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    “With men he can be rational and unaffected, but when he has ladies to please, every feature works.”
  • Henry David Thoreau
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    “If the fairest features of the landscape are to be named after men, let them be the noblest and worthiest men alone.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. faiture, from fut. part. of L. facĕre, to make.

Usage

In literature:

His own features grew luminous.
"Mabel's Mistake" by Ann S. Stephens
Then a pallor spread over his features, and beads of perspiration started from his pores.
"Carmen Ariza" by Charles Francis Stocking
Mark is a bonny-looking boy, the most regular-featured of the family.
"Shirley" by Charlotte Brontë
We now present a tabular view of the Sonata-Form summing up the features just commented upon.
"Music: An Art and a Language" by Walter Raymond Spalding
The map accompanying this paper (Plate I) conveys a clear idea of the position and the leading topographic features of the province.
"Ancient art of the province of Chiriqui, Colombia" by William Henry Holmes
But the Mexican's shriveled features grew sharper and his moist eyes more prying.
"The Missourian" by Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle
The Sunday editor consults with him with regard to special features.
"News Writing" by M. Lyle Spencer
The arrangement showed features of convenience, even if artificial to a degree.
"The North American Slime-Moulds" by Thomas H. (Thomas Huston) MacBride
She beheld what fixed her to the spot and agitated every feature.
"The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of Jane Austen" by Jane Austen
One of the worst features of the times is the growth and spread of upstarts.
"Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Volume 1, No. 4, September, 1850" by Various
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In poetry:

I often wonder as I look,
And those strange features spy,
If I, in there, think I'm as plain
As I, out here, think I.
"The Looking Glass" by C J Dennis
She was as dear to him, as close
In all her ways and features,
As is the seashore to the wave,
The ocean to the beaches.
"Parting" by Boris Pasternak
"Well may a mourning vest be mine,
And theirs, my son, my son!
Look on the features of thy line
In each fair little one!
"The Kaiser's Feast" by Felicia Dorothea Hemans
And not a soul in Locksley town
Would speak him an ill word;
The friars raged; but no man's tongue,
Nor even feature stirred;
"Robin Hood, An Outlaw." by James Henry Leigh Hunt
And when the angry storm has calm'd,
As ev'ry storm must do,
Then, sure, the tempest's handiwork,
Has pleasant features, too.
"A Snow Storm" by Thomas Frederick Young
Blest eyes, that see the smiling gleam
Upon the slumbering features glow,
When the life-giving stream
Touches the tender brow!
"Holy Baptism" by John Keble

In news:

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Thursday's print edition features 36 pages of news, deals and special features, not to mention the - 11:50 am.
The Acoustic Storm features the songs you know and love "stripped down", featuring the best variety of acoustic -based rock.
Featuring Dreamworks' Shrek the Halls Gaylord National's popular ICE winter holiday attraction returns with an all-NEW, hilarious theme: ICE featuring DreamWorks' Shrek the Halls.
"Ghost Adventures," a television series featuring a trio of men who investigate "the most notorious haunted places in the world," will feature the county's own Brookdale Inn in an episode airing 9 pm Friday on the Travel Channel.
Mayhem Festival featuring Slayer, Motorhead, Anthrax and more at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater , Friday, July 20 Featured.
The DVDO iScan VP50 video scaling processor from Anchor Bay Technologies features the company's Precision Video Scaling II 10-bit scaling feature and VRS HD Precision Deinterlacing technologies.
This new attraction will take guests through beautifully rendered scenes featuring classic songs from the popular animated feature film.
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Pella Corp.'s move to cloud computing is featured in a case study featured on the Microsoft website.
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Free album release concert featuring LuRain featuring special guest, Mr Kind.
And, of course, the retro-futuristic ride features plenty of features we've come to expect from concepts that carmakers won't actually have to build, including a cutesy name and a hydrogen-powered drivetrain.
The EX with full features and the EX-L with luxury features.
This year features a special award to feature award winners at the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento.
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In science:

The relations between them are expressed by the CONTENT feature with help of the VAR feature.
Interfacing Constraint-Based Grammars and Generation Algorithms
The sensitive volumes are smaller for small feature size technology than for larger feature size technology.
Single Event Effects in the Pixel readout chip for BTeV
Starting with the case of a fixed fluidity at the walls, we first describe the main features observed, before pointing out more complex features, including the metastability of various patterns of shear bands and the occurrence of localised oscillations.
A simple model for heterogeneous flows of yield stress fluids
We demonstrated that our model reproduces these qualitative features, and provided straightforward analytic explanation to all those features.
A simple model for drag reduction
Keenan & Hynek (1950) studied the variation of the feature with spectral type and proposed the use of this feature as a luminosity indicator, noticing its large strength in A and F type stars.
A revised calibration of the Mv-W(OI 7774) relationship using Hipparcos data: Its application to Cepheids and evolved stars
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