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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.


Synonymscharacteristic


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.


Synonymslineament


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.


Synonymshave


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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