- 1A distinctive attribute or aspect of something: a well-appointed house with interesting decorative features one salient feature of the case has been overlookedMore example sentences
- Standard safety features include dual stage driver and passenger air bags and active front head restraints.
- They would restore the familiar and now beloved silhouette to the skyline, but would have different detailing and updated safety features.
- A host of safety features, including 10 airbags, are also incorporated.
- 1.1 (usually features) A part of the face, such as the mouth or eyes, making a significant contribution to its overall appearance: a dark-haired man with strong, regular featuresMore example sentences
- Those who had any flaws in their facial features, waists, necks, shoulders or backs had to leave.
- His mouth and facial features were twisted into a look of horror.
- He had medium-length blonde hair, strong features, striking grey eyes.
- 1.2 Linguistics A distinctive characteristic of a linguistic unit, especially a speech sound or vocabulary item, that serves to distinguish it from others of the same type.More example sentences
- Over time the status of linguistic features can change strikingly, too.
- Linguists and language teachers often take account of the frequency of occurrence of linguistic items and features.
- For my part, therefore, I am inclined to see features of both monosemy and polysemy in a word's semantic structure.
- 2A newspaper or magazine article or a broadcast programme devoted to the treatment of a particular topic, typically at length: a special feature on children’s reference booksMore example sentences
- Her commercial work includes newspaper and magazine features and book covers.
- To mark the launch, the BBC Nairobi team will be broadcasting special features and interviews live from Kisumu during the week.
- There are supplements in newspapers and features on television programmes.
- 2.1 (also feature film) A full-length film intended as the main item in a cinema programme.More example sentences
- The film took nearly five years to move from the first pages of a script to a full-length feature film.
- There's no explanation there for what it is, though, and I was hoping it might turn out to be a short film, a feature film, even.
- The film at times looks not like a feature film but like a commercial.
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- 1Have as a prominent attribute or aspect: the hotel features a large lounge, a sauna, and a coin-operated solariumMore example sentences
- In New York, several new hotels feature works by prominent artists.
- All of these editions feature introductions by prominent gay writers who reflect on the impact the books had on them.
- Twenty years later, his house at Soham would feature a prominent framed picture of a jet fighter on a wall of the living room.
- 1.1Have as an important actor or participant: the film featured Glenn Miller and his OrchestraMore example sentences
- Kung-fu has become popular in many countries, primarily through films which feature martial arts stars.
- It's a tough thing to try to do, seeing as any indie film is going to feature cool stars, cool music and a cool aesthetic.
- And it'll also save the advertisers money, since they'll be able to feature a film star and cricketer rolled into one.
- 1.2 [no object] (feature in) Be a significant characteristic of or take an important part in: his later paintings feature prominently in the exhibitionMore example sentences
- All these subjects have much in common and might be grouped together as important features in a wildlife garden.
- Despite her personal life having often featured in the tabloid newspapers, she felt there was still an important story to tell.
- Here is a run-down on their qualities and, more importantly, their chances of featuring in the tournament.
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- I look forward to the flat, featureless days of January, February and March precisely because we have very little planned for them.
- It shows featureless grey sky above almost featureless green steppe, which stretches right out to a distant, dead level horizon.
- The images showed a broad, featureless plain, not the sort of place you'd want to find yourself without a lot of reading material.
late Middle English (originally denoting the form or proportions of the body, or a physical feature): from Old French faiture 'form', from Latin factura (see facture).