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FE'ATURE, n. [L. factura, a making, from facio, to make.]

1. The make, form or cast of any part of the face; any single lineament. We speak of large features or small features. We see a resemblance in the features of a parent and of a child.

2. The make or cast of the face.

Report the feature of Octavia, her years.

3. The fashion; the make; the whole turn or cast of the body.

4. The make or form of any part of the surface of a thing, as of a country or landscape.

5. Lineament; outline; prominent parts; as the features of a treaty.



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FE'ATURE, n. [L. factura, a making, from facio, to make.]

1. The make, form or cast of any part of the face; any single lineament. We speak of large features or small features. We see a resemblance in the features of a parent and of a child.

2. The make or cast of the face.

Report the feature of Octavia, her years.

3. The fashion; the make; the whole turn or cast of the body.

4. The make or form of any part of the surface of a thing, as of a country or landscape.

5. Lineament; outline; prominent parts; as the features of a treaty.

FEAT-URE, n. [Norm. faiture; L. factura, a making, from facio, to make; It. fattura.]

  1. The make, form or cast of any part of the face; any single lineament. We speak of large features or small features. We see a resemblance in the features of a parent and of a child.
  2. The make or cast of the face. Report the feature of Octavia, her years. Shak.
  3. The fashion; the make; the whole turn or cast of the body.
  4. The make or form of any part of the surface of a thing, as of a country or landscape.
  5. Lineament; outline; prominent parts; as, the features of a treaty.

Fea"ture
  1. The make, form, or outward appearance of a person; the whole turn or style of the body; esp., good appearance.

    What needeth it his feature to descrive? Chaucer.

    Cheated of feature by dissembling nature. Shak.

  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 home. Milton.

  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.
    Spenser.

  4. A form; a shape.

    [R.]

    So scented the grim feature, and upturned
    His nostril wide into the murky air.
    Milton.

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Feature

FE'ATURE, noun [Latin factura, a making, from facio, to make.]

1. The make, form or cast of any part of the face; any single lineament. We speak of large features or small features. We see a resemblance in the features of a parent and of a child.

2. The make or cast of the face.

Report the feature of Octavia, her years.

3. The fashion; the make; the whole turn or cast of the body.

4. The make or form of any part of the surface of a thing, as of a country or landscape.

5. Lineament; outline; prominent parts; as the features of a treaty.

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importance

IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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foulmouthed

FOUL'MOUTHED, a. Using language scurrilous, opprobrious, obscene or profane; uttering abuse, or profane or obscene words; accustomed to use bad language.

So foulmouthed a witness never appeared in any cause.

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