feature

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noun
1 important part of sth
ADJECTIVE
basic, central, critical, crucial, essential, fundamental, important, key, main, major, principal, significant
conspicuous, distinct, distinctive, distinguishing, dominant, notable, noteworthy, noticeable, predominant, prominent

a distinctive feature of his poems

outstanding, remarkable, striking
appealing, attractive, endearing, eye-catching, nice
interesting, peculiar, special, specific, unusual
salient

He took me around our new offices, pointing out all the salient features.

handy, useful
cool, neat, nifty (all informal)
characteristic, classic, defining, identifying, particular, typical
unique
common, shared

the common feature in all these cases

permanent, regular

These walks became a regular feature of his day.

recurring

Self-deprecation is a recurring feature as Stevenson talks.

redeeming

The one redeeming feature of the plan was its low cost.

desirable, favourite/favorite
original

The house retains most of its original features.

built-in
standard
added, additional, extra
optional
advanced, enhanced, innovative, new, novel

some of the more advanced features of the software

architectural, constructional, design, physical, structural
geographical, geological, landscape, topographical
stylistic
energy-saving, safety, security

a car with new built-in safety features

interactive

The site brims with interactive features.

VERB + FEATURE
brim with, have, include, incorporate

The site had a number of interesting features.

retain
add

We're adding new features and functionality every month.

offer

The network offers interactive features.

share

Their life histories shared many common features.

lack
point out
FEATURE + VERB
distinguish sth

the essential feature that distinguishes anorexia nervosa from other eating disorders

characterize sth

A feature that characterizes all anteaters is a slow metabolic rate.

include sth

Special features include passenger airbags.

allow sth, enable sth

A touch-screen feature allows visitors to call up relevant information.

2 features sb's face
ADJECTIVE
attractive, beautiful, handsome, nice
delicate, fine, soft

a slim figure with delicate features

pale
neat

a woman with small, neat features

striking

her striking, dark-eyed features

rugged

I admired his rugged features.

angular, chiselled/chiseled
sharp

He had sharp features, with high cheekbones.

aquiline, hawk-like
boyish
masculine
facial
physical

He has the right physical features for the role.

VERB + FEATURES
have

She has very delicate features.

contort
soften
PREPOSITION
with feature

a young woman with fine features

3 newspaper article/television item
ADJECTIVE
big, major, special
regular

The magazine runs a regular feature on ethnic cooking.

daily, monthly, weekly
in-depth
VERB + FEATURE
do, have, publish, run, write

Next month they will publish a special feature on computer books.

FEATURE + NOUN
writer
features editor
features section
story
PREPOSITION
feature on

an in-depth feature on the Italian fashion scene

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verb
1 include sth as an important part
ADVERB
regularly

Women's magazines regularly feature diets and exercise regimes.

rarely
frequently, often
typically

His movies typically featured torrid romances.

PHRASES
be featured in sth, be featured on sth

His work is featured in a special documentary tonight.

The school has been featured on television.

2 have a part in sth
ADVERB
heavily, highly, largely (esp. BrE), prominently, strongly

Reading over his past speeches, you'll see that housing, public health and education feature strongly.

PREPOSITION
in

Garlic features prominently in her recipes.

Feature is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑ad, ↑advert, ↑advertisement, ↑article, ↑campaign, ↑cast, ↑commercial, ↑conference, ↑display, ↑edition, ↑exhibit, ↑exhibition, ↑festival, ↑film, ↑gallery, ↑hotel, ↑magazine, ↑menu, ↑movie, ↑museum, ↑newspaper, ↑page, ↑painting, ↑performance, ↑poster, ↑scene, ↑sequence, ↑show, ↑site, ↑soundtrack, ↑track
Feature is used with these nouns as the object: ↑array, ↑art, ↑article, ↑artist, ↑cast, ↑character, ↑collection, ↑commentary, ↑cuisine, ↑display, ↑excerpt, ↑exhibit, ↑interview, ↑introduction, ↑logo, ↑mix, ↑photograph, ↑range, ↑recipe, ↑selection, ↑single, ↑solo, ↑speaker, ↑work

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