[ noun ] a prominent aspect of something
: "the map showed roads and other features" "generosity is one of his best characteristics"
Used in print(William G. Pollard, Physicist and Christian....)
One of the most widespread features of contemporary thought is the almost universal disbelief in the reality of spirit .(Richard I. McCosh, "Recreation Site Selection"...)
The new_editions of topographic maps being made by the federal_government are excellent for orienting yourself to the natural features of the site .
In recent years many counties and the U._S._Forest_Service have taken aerial photos which show features in_detail and are very good for planning use .
Most counties also have maps available from the county engineer showing roads and other features and from the assessor 's office showing ownerships of land .
It is usually helpful to make a sketch_map in the field , showing the size and location of the features of interest and to take photographs at the site .
[ noun ] the characteristics 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"
Used in print(Glayds H. Barr, The Master of Geneva....)
The firelight played over Eli 's flowing white locks and rugged features .(Stephen Longstreet, Eagles Where I Walk....)
It had the features of a man bewhiskered by clumps of loose feathers .(Leon Uris, Mila 8....)
He was a square brick of a man with a moon_round face and sunken Polish features .(Octavia Waldo, A Cup of the Sun....)
It was a face that had lost its childlike softness and was beginning to fold within its fragile features a harshness that belied the lyric lines of its contours .
[ verb ] have as a feature
"This restaurant features the most famous chefs in France"
Used in print(The Times-Picayune, [New Orleans]...)
In the casual field straws feature wedge_heels of cork or carved wood in a variety of styles .(The Christian Science Monitor,...)
This features the marching songs of several nations , recorded as though the various national bands were marching by your reviewing_stand .(Richard I. McCosh, "Recreation Site Selection"...)
A group of native trees or plants which are outstanding in a particular county can be featured at the site .
[ verb ] wear or display in an ostentatious or proud manner
"she was sporting a new hat"
Used in print(The Sun, [Baltimore],...)
Gaining her second straight victory , Norman_B._Small_,_Jr. 's Garden_Fresh , a 3 - year old filly , downed promising colts in the $ 4500 St._Patrick's_Day_Purse , featured seventh race here today , and paid $ 7.20 straight .
[ noun ] (film,performing arts) the principal (full-length) film in a program at a movie theater
"the feature tonight is `Casablanca'"
Used in print(The Providence Journal...)
The second feature , `` The_Price_of_Silence '' , is a British detective_story that will talk_your_head_off .(Frank Getlein and Harold C. Gardiner, S.J., Movies,...)
Moreover , the most artistically successful of the nonfiction films have invariably borrowed the narrative form from the fiction feature .