1. (US) to note, to pay attention to, to understand; often as phr. feature this.
|New York Day by Day 23 Sept. [synd. col.] My chauffeur [...] wants two nights off a week and extra pay for Sunday. Can you feature a mucker like that?|
|They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? in Four Novels (1983) 19: Can you feature that?|
|Hepster’s Dict. 4: Feature – To comprehend.|
|Queens’ Vernacular 79: feature [...] 2. to figure ‘That’s the one. Can you feature him and Doug making it for the past two reels?’.|
|Destination: Morgue! (2004) 56: And – feature this: Stephanie dies in Cheryl’s bedroom [...] Was she the intended vic.‘Stephanie’ in|
2. to like, to appreciate.
|(con. 1948) Flee the Angry Strangers 78: I don’t feature abusin little girls.|
|Web of the City (1983) 32: Rusty shook his head. ‘I don’t feature that stuff, Ma. You know that.’.|
|Current Sl. V:3 6: Feature, v. Like, appreciate (often with the negative).|
(orig. Aus.) to seduce a compliant woman.
|Barry McKenzie [comic strip] in Complete Barry McKenzie (1988) 22: (Thinks) You know something. I reckon I could feature with this sheila.|