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Meaning of feature

fea•ture

Pronunciation: (fē'chur), [key]
— n., v., -tured, -tur•ing.
—n.
  1. a prominent or conspicuous part or characteristic: Tall buildings were a new feature on the skyline.
  2. something offered as a special attraction: This model has several added features.
  3. Also calledthe main motion picture in a movie program: What time is the feature?
  4. any part of the face, as the nose, chin, or eyes: prominent features.
  5. the face; countenance: to compose one's features for the photographers.
  6. the form or cast of the face: delicate of feature.
  7. a column, cartoon, etc., appearing regularly in a newspaper or magazine.
  8. See
  9. make, form, or shape.
—v.t.
  1. to be a feature or distinctive mark of: It was industrial expansion that featured the last century.
  2. to make a feature of; give prominence to: to feature a story or picture in a newspaper.
  3. to delineate the main characteristics of; depict; outline.
  4. to conceive of; imagine; fancy: He couldn't quite feature himself as a bank president.
  5. to resemble in features; favor.
—v.i.
  1. to play a major part.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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