What is the meaning of feature?


  • A prominent attribute or aspect of something.
    • usage: "the map showed roads and other features"; "generosity is one of his best characteristics"
  • The characteristic parts of a person's face: eyes and nose and mouth and chin.
    • usage: "an expression of pleasure crossed his features"; "his lineaments were very regular"
  • The principal (full-length) film in a program at a movie theater.
    • usage: "the feature tonight is `Casablanca'"
  • A special or prominent article in a newspaper or magazine.
    • usage: "they ran a feature on retirement planning"
  • Linguistics) a distinctive characteristic of a linguistic unit that serves to distinguish it from other units of the same kind.
  • An article of merchandise that is displayed or advertised more than other articles.


  • Have as a feature.
    • usage: "This restaurant features the most famous chefs in France"
  • Wear or display in an ostentatious or proud manner.
    • usage: "she was sporting a new hat"
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APAWordNet. (2010). feature. Retrieved July 23, 2018, from http://smartdefine.org/feature/definitions/1203927
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