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feat

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noun \ˈfēt\

Simple Definition of feat

  • : an act or achievement that shows courage, strength, or skill

Full Definition of feat

  1. 1 :  act, deed

  2. 2 a :  a deed notable especially for courage b :  an act or product of skill, endurance, or ingenuity

Examples of feat

  1. a performer known for her astonishing acrobatic feats

  2. an exceptional feat of the human intellect

  3. Writing that whole report in one night was quite a feat.

  4. It was no mean feat.



Origin of feat

Middle English fait, fet, from Anglo-French, from Latin factum, from neuter of factus, past participle of facere to make, do — more at do


First Known Use: 14th century

Synonym Discussion of feat

feat, exploit, achievement mean a remarkable deed. feat implies strength or dexterity or daring <an acrobatic feat>. exploit suggests an adventurous or heroic act <his exploits as a spy>. achievement implies hard-won success in the face of difficulty or opposition <her achievements as a chemist>.

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feat

adjective

Definition of feat

  1. 1 archaic :  becoming, neat

  2. 2 archaic :  smart, dexterous



Origin of feat

Middle English fete, fayt, from Anglo-French fait, past participle of faire


First Known Use: 15th century


FEAT Defined for Kids

feat

play
noun \ˈfēt\

Definition of feat

  1. :  an act showing courage, strength, or skill





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