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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of the distinct parts of the face, as the eyes, nose, or mouth.
  • noun The overall appearance of the face or its parts.
  • noun A prominent or distinctive part, quality, or characteristic.
  • noun A property of linguistic units or forms.
  • noun In generative linguistics, any of various abstract entities that specify or combine to specify phonological, morphological, semantic, and syntactic properties of linguistic forms and that act as the targets of linguistic rules and operations.
  • noun The main film presentation at a theater.
  • noun A long, narrative movie, typically lasting more than one hour.
  • noun A special attraction at an entertainment.
  • noun A prominent or special article, story, or department in a newspaper or periodical.
  • noun An item advertised or offered as particularly attractive or as an inducement.
  • noun Outward appearance; form or shape.
  • noun Physical beauty.
  • transitive verb To give special attention to; display, publicize, or make prominent.
  • transitive verb To have or include as a prominent part or characteristic.
  • transitive verb To depict or outline the features of.
  • transitive verb Informal To picture mentally; imagine.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To have features resembling; look like; favor.
  • 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.
  • noun Make; formation; form; shape: usually with reference to the physical frame.
  • noun A concrete form or appearance; an apparition.
  • noun 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.
  • noun The conformation or appearance of any part of a thing; a distinct part or characteristic of anything: as, the principal features of a treaty.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The make, form, or outward appearance of a person; the whole turn or style of the body; esp., good appearance.
  • noun 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.
  • noun 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.
  • noun rare A form; a shape.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun obsolete One's structure or make-up; form, shape, bodily proportions.
  • noun An important or main item.
  • noun media A long, prominent, article or item in the media, or the department that creates them; frequently used technically to distinguish content from news.
  • noun Any of the physical constituents of the face (eyes, nose, etc.).
  • noun computing A beneficial capability of a piece of software.
  • noun 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.
  • noun archaeology Something discerned from physical evidence that helps define, identify, characterize, and interpret an archeological site.
  • noun engineering Characteristic forms or shapes of a part. For example, a hole, boss, slot, cut, chamfer, or fillet.
  • verb To ascribe the greatest importance to something within a certain context.
  • verb To star, to contain.
  • verb to appear; to make an appearance.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb wear or display in an ostentatious or proud manner
  • verb have as a feature
  • noun an article of merchandise that is displayed or advertised more than other articles
  • noun a prominent attribute or aspect of something
  • noun the principal (full-length) film in a program at a movie theater
  • noun the characteristic parts of a person's face: eyes and nose and mouth and chin
  • noun (linguistics) a distinctive characteristic of a linguistic unit that serves to distinguish it from other units of the same kind
  • noun a special or prominent article in a newspaper or magazine

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English feture, from Old French faiture, from Latin factūra, a working or making, from factus, past participle of facere, to make, do; see dhē- in Indo-European roots.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Anglo-Norman feture, from Old French faiture, from Latin factura.

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