AskDefine | Define feature

Dictionary Definition



1 a prominent aspect of something; "the map showed roads and other features"; "generosity is one of his best characteristics" [syn: characteristic]
2 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" [syn: lineament]
3 the principal (full-length) film in a program at a movie theater; "the feature tonight is `Casablanca'" [syn: feature film]
4 a special or prominent article in a newspaper or magazine; "they ran a feature on retirement planning" [syn: feature article]
5 an article of merchandise that is displayed or advertised more than other articles


1 have as a feature; "This restaurant features the most famous chefs in France" [syn: have] [ant: miss]
2 wear or display in an ostentatious or proud manner; "she was sporting a new hat" [syn: sport, boast]

User Contributed Dictionary



From etyl xno feture, from etyl fro faiture, from etyl la factura.



  1. An important or main item.
  2. A long, prominent, article or item in the media, or the department that creates them; frequently used technically to distinguish content from news.
  3. One of the physical constituents of the face (eyes, nose, etc.; see features).
  4. A beneficial capability of a piece of software.

Derived terms


important or main item
  • Dutch: eigenschap
  • Finnish: pääasia, pääohjelmanumero, ominaisuus
  • German: Besonderheit, Charakteristikum, Eigentümlichkeit, Merkmal, Eigenschaft
  • Russian: особенность, свойство, признак
long, prominent, article or item in the media
  • Dutch: hoofdartikel, verslag
  • Finnish: pääjuttu
  • German: Feature, Feuilleton, Sonderbeitrag
one of the physical constituents of the face
  • Dutch: trek, gelaatstrek
  • Finnish: piirre, kasvonpiirre
  • German: Charakteristikum, Merkmal
  • Russian: черта лица
computing: beneficial capability of a piece of software
  • Dutch: eigenschap
  • Finnish: toiminto, toiminnallisuus
  • German: Besonderheit, Merkmal, Eigenschaft
  • Russian: функция, фича slang


  1. To ascribe the greatest importance to something within a certain context.
  2. To star, to contain.


acribe the greatest importance
  • Dutch: (laten) oplichten, benadrukken
  • German: bieten, aufweisen, darbieten, besonders herausstellen
star, contain
  • Dutch: met, bevatten
  • German: mitspielen, in der Hauptrolle

Extensive Definition

Feature may refer to:
See also: Radio documentary (feature)
feature in German: Feature
feature in Japanese: フィーチャー

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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