—n. 1. a prominent or conspicuous part or characteristic: Tall buildings were a new feature on the skyline. 2. something offered as a special attraction: This model has several added features. 3. Also called fea'ture film'. the main motion picture in a movie program: What time is the feature? 4. any part of the face, as the nose, chin, or eyes: prominent features. 5. features,the face; countenance: to compose one's features for the photographers. 6. the form or cast of the face: delicate of feature. 7. a column, cartoon, etc., appearing regularly in a newspaper or magazine.
8. See feature story. 9. Archaic.make, form, or shape.
—v.t. 1. to be a feature or distinctive mark of: It was industrial expansion that featured the last century. 2. to make a feature of; give prominence to: to feature a story or picture in a newspaper. 3. to delineate the main characteristics of; depict; outline.
4. Informal.to conceive of; imagine; fancy: He couldn't quite feature himself as a bank president. 5. Older Use.to resemble in features; favor.