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.,
What needeth it his feature to
Cheated of feature by dissembling
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.
It is for homely features to keep
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.
And to her service bind each living creature
Through secret understanding of their feature.
4. A form; a shape. [R.]
So scented the grim feature, and upturned Milton.
His nostril wide into the murky air.