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feat

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noun \ˈfēt\

Definition of feat

  1. 1 :  act, deed

  2. 2a :  a deed notable especially for courage the brave feats of ordinary foot soldiersb :  an act or product of skill, endurance, or ingenuity Building the bridge was an engineering feat.

Examples of feat in a sentence

  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 and Etymology 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 and Etymology of feat

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


First Known Use: 15th century


FEAT Defined for English Language Learners

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feat

play
noun \ˈfēt\

Definition of feat for English Language Learners

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


FEAT Defined for Kids

feat

play
noun \ˈfēt\

Definition of feat for Students

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



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