Feature

Fea"ture

(?; 135), n. [OE. feture form, shape, feature, OF. faiture fashion, make, fr. L. factura a making, formation, fr. facere, factum, to make. See Feat, Fact, and cf. Facture.] 1. The make, form, or outward appearance of a person; the whole turn or style of the body; esp., good appearance.
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What needeth it his feature to descrive?
Chaucer.
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Cheated of feature by dissembling nature.
Shak.
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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.
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It is for homely features to keep home.
Milton.
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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.
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And to her service bind each living creature
Through secret understanding of their feature.
Spenser.
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4. A form; a shape. [R.]
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So scented the grim feature, and upturned
His nostril wide into the murky air.
Milton.
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