adjective

  • 1in combination Having distinctive attributes or aspects of a specified kind.

    ‘the front of the chassis is well featured’
    ‘the complexities of a fully featured computer’
    • ‘The art program used to be very simplistic, but it has become a nicely featured program due to user requests for changes.’
    • ‘All the buildings fit into one of two broad categories: sunken featured buildings and framed buildings.’
    • ‘A fully featured ice cream flavor now requires at least a swirl of variegate and an inclusion.’
    • ‘These features make this the most richly featured next-generation Smartphone on the market.’
    • ‘Their new laptop seems to be a well-featured piece of equipment at a competitive price.’
    • ‘I'd love to hear what you'd come up with in a full featured studio.’
    • ‘This is possibly the best featured DVD player I have ever seen.’
    • ‘The spreadsheet is well-featured and supports scientific, trigonometric and financial functions, as well as logic operators.’
    • ‘I'm sure there are probably more fully featured phones out there.’
    • ‘The projectors have a slot for a card that contains the ability to connect to other similarly featured models at distances of up to 300 feet.’
    1. 1.1in combination Having facial parts, such as the mouth, nose, and eyes, of a specified kind.
      ‘this blond, blue-eyed, regular-featured queen’
      ‘my aunt was a tall, hard-featured lady’
      • ‘His wife, a sharp-featured woman with frosted hair, tends the counter.’
      • ‘He was a tall, well-built man, with a strong-featured face and an intimidating manner.’
      • ‘She was at that stage a woman of striking good looks, blue-eyed and black-haired, though in later years she became bulky and heavy featured.’
      • ‘She turned to see a soft-featured, plump man addressing her from the doorway.’
      • ‘Sometimes it seems TV has decided that women all have to fit a stereotype of thin, fair-skinned, regular-featured etc, to be allowed on the telly.’
      • ‘The boy's sharp-featured face reminded him of a young kit fox.’
      • ‘She had layered, raven black hair which framed her delicately featured face.’
      • ‘Does the soft-spoken, delicate featured author take a philosophical approach to her work?’
      • ‘He has a wide, hard-featured face, with yet a kindly glow of honest sentiment.’
      • ‘In appearance, he was finely featured, with brown hair and a beard.’
  • 2(of a newspaper or magazine article, broadcast programme, or show) made a special attraction.

    ‘our featured interview for this issue’
    ‘he was the featured guest artist’
    • ‘Bernstein will be the featured composer in the first part of the concert.’
    • ‘She will be a featured trombone soloist at a Lincoln Youth Symphony concert this spring.’
    • ‘At 19, she was a featured dancer at the Folies-Bergere in Paris.’
    • ‘I appreciate the Science Centre's efforts to promote science education through their own curriculum, as well as through featured exhibits.’
    • ‘The executive director of the American Camping Association is the featured speaker.’
    • ‘This will give visitors the opportunity to have a chat with some of the gallery's featured artists.’
    • ‘The pediatrician is a regular contributor to the show and a featured columnist for the National Safety Council's wellness magazine.’
    • ‘It was the middle of a foggy, drizzly night, but the featured attraction was a solar eclipse.’
    • ‘Participating students from classrooms ask questions of the featured guests via toll-free phone, fax, email, or Webcam.’
    • ‘He was invited to be the featured performer on several "easy listening" albums for various recording labels.’

Pronunciation

featured

/ˈfiːtʃəd/