fea·ture /ˈfɪʧɚ/ 名詞
1. The make, form, or outward appearance of a person; the whole turn or style of the body; esp., good appearance.
What needeth it his feature to descrive? --Chaucer.
Cheated of feature by dissembling nature. --Shak.
2. 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.
It is for homely features to keep home. --Milton.
3. 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.
And to her service bind each living creature
Through secret understanding of their feature. --Spenser.
4. A form; a shape. [R.]
So scented the grim feature, and upturned
His nostril wide into the murky air. --Milton.
n 1: a prominent aspect of something; "the map showed roads and
other features"; "generosity is one of his best
characteristics" [syn: characteristic]
2: the characteristic parts of a person's face: eyes and nose
and mouth and chin; "an expression of pleasure crossed his
features"; "his lineaments were very regular" [syn: lineament]
3: the principal (full-length) film in a program at a movie
theater; "the feature tonight is `Casablanca'" [syn: feature
4: a special or prominent article in a newspaper or magazine;
"they ran a feature on retirement planning" [syn: feature
5: an article of merchandise that is displayed or advertised
more than other articles
v 1: have as a feature; "This restaurant features the most famous
chefs in France" [syn: have] [ant: miss]
2: wear or display in an ostentatious or proud manner; "she was
sporting a new hat" [syn: sport, boast]