feature

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. lineament, aspect; trait, peculiarity, property, characteristic; presentation, film, story. See form, indication, importance, front, speciality, appearance, part.
II
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [Anything calculated to attract interest]
Syn. highlight, main attraction, main item, innovation, prominent part, drawing card, specialty, special attraction, featured attraction, high point, peculiarity, focus, main event.
2. [Special matter published in a newspaper]
Syn. article, comment, story, piece, column, editorial, letters to the editor, Op-Ed piece, humor, cartoon, comics, opinion, feature story, leading article, leader, biography, fiction, serial, background, art, human interest, gossip, pix*.
3. [A salient quality]
Syn. point, peculiarity, trait, hallmark; see characteristic .
v.
Syn. highlight, stress, play up, star; see emphasize .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
I
n.
1. characteristic aspect, component, element, point, item, quality, attribute, highlight, mark, trait, hallmark, property.
2. main show headliner, highlight, drawing card, special attraction.
II
v.
showcase, highlight, emphasize, spotlight, star, stress, play up, headline, give prominence to, underscore.
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I noun 1. The front surface of the head. Often used in plural: countenance, face, muzzle, visage. Informal: mug. Slang: kisser, map, pan, puss. See PRECEDE. 2. A distinctive element: attribute, character, characteristic, mark, peculiarity, property, quality, savor, trait. See BE. 3. A prominent article in a periodical: lead. Chiefly British: leader. See WORDS. II verb 1. To accord emphasis to: accent, accentuate, emphasize, highlight, italicize, play up, point up, stress, underline, underscore. See IMPORTANT. 2. Informal. To form mental images of: conceive, envisage, envision, fancy, fantasize, image, imagine, picture, see, think, vision, visualize. See THOUGHTS.

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  • Feature — »(für Funk oder Fernsehen aufgemachter) Dokumentarbericht«: Das Fremdwort wurde im 20. Jh. aus gleichbed. engl. feature (mengl. feture), eigentlich »Aussehen, charakteristischer Grundzug« entlehnt, das über afrz. faiture auf lat. factura »das… …   Das Herkunftswörterbuch

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