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English noun: feature

1. feature (cognition) a prominent attribute or aspect of something

SamplesThe map showed roads and other features.
Generosity is one of his best characteristics.


Broader (hypernym)attribute, dimension, property

Narrower (hyponym)aspect, attracter, attraction, attractive feature, attractor, badge, centerpiece, centrepiece, contour, distinctive feature, distinguishing characteristic, excellence, excellency, external, facet, invariant, magnet, peculiarity, safety feature, sex character, sex characteristic, sexual characteristic

2. feature (body) the characteristic parts of a person's face: eyes and nose and mouth and chin

SamplesAn expression of pleasure crossed his features.
His lineaments were very regular.


Broader (hypernym)body part

Narrower (hyponym)brow, cheek, chin, forehead, jaw, jowl, mentum, temple

Part meronymface, human face

3. feature (communication) the principal (full-length) film in a program at a movie theater

SamplesThe feature tonight is `Casablanca'.

Synonymsfeature film

Broader (hypernym)film, flick, motion picture, motion-picture show, movie, moving picture, moving-picture show, pic, picture, picture show

Narrower (hyponym)horse opera, Western

4. feature (communication) a special or prominent article in a newspaper or magazine

SamplesThey ran a feature on retirement planning.

Synonymsfeature article

Broader (hypernym)article

Part meronymmag, magazine, newspaper, paper

5. feature (cognition) (linguistics) a distinctive characteristic of a linguistic unit that serves to distinguish it from other units of the same kind

Synonymsfeature of speech

Broader (hypernym)attribute, dimension, property

Domain categorylinguistics

6. feature (artifact) an article of merchandise that is displayed or advertised more than other articles

Broader (hypernym)merchandise, product, ware

Narrower (hyponym)drawing card, leader, loss leader

English verb: feature

1. feature (stative) have as a feature

SamplesThis restaurant features the most famous chefs in France.


Pattern of useSomething ----s something

Narrower (hyponym)abound, bear, bear, boast, brim, bristle, bristle, burst, carry, carry, carry, carry, combine, feature, give off, imply, involve, pack, possess, read, say, sport, star, take, unite, wear, wear, wear

Verb grouphave, have, have got, hold, own, possess

Antonymslack, miss

2. feature (stative) wear or display in an ostentatious or proud manner

SamplesShe was sporting a new hat.

Synonymsboast, sport

Pattern of useSomething ----s something

Broader (hypernym)feature, have

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