feat

noun
\ ˈfēt \

Definition of feat 

(Entry 1 of 2)

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

feat

adjective

Definition of feat (Entry 2 of 2)

1 archaic : becoming, neat
2 archaic : smart, dexterous

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Noun

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

Examples of feat in a Sentence

Noun

a performer known for her astonishing acrobatic feats an exceptional feat of the human intellect Writing that whole report in one night was quite a feat. It was no mean feat.
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Creating one functional and organized space that inspires youngsters and reflects several personalities is no simple feat, but Joanna's had a lot of practice. Jessica Leigh Mattern, Country Living, "This Is Joanna Gaines's Secret to Getting Her Kids to Share Bedrooms," 25 Dec. 2018 The cast of Stranger Things have proven themselves capable of numerous astounding feats. Lauren Rearick, Teen Vogue, "The “Stranger Things” Cast Wrapped Gifts for Fans in a Hilarious Netflix Video," 21 Dec. 2018 The prospect of finding a black therapist seemed like an impossible feat. Vanessa Willhoughby, Allure, "The Reality of Navigating the Mental Health System as a Black Woman," 13 Oct. 2018 These changes come to Uber as the competition for being one of the first companies with a network of self-driving cars — an important feat both technologically and financially — becomes steeper. Johana Bhuiyan, Recode, "Months after a self-driving crash, Uber is being slower and more deliberate as it gets back on public roads to test its technology," 24 July 2018 This is an astounding feat for a country plagued by extreme levels of violence. Kenneth F. Greene, Washington Post, "What’s next for Mexico? Here are 5 things you need to know.," 6 July 2018 Joey Gallo's 12-pitch walk in the eighth inning was an impressive feat, especially considering the Astros' Hector Rondon was zipping fastball after fastball 99 mph and higher to the plate. Stefan Stevenson, star-telegram, "Rangers Reaction: Enjoy the enjoyable even if your team stinks," 4 July 2018 The feat was made possible thanks to the Australian company Swoop Aero, which contracted with Vanuatu's government to orchestrate the delivery with some help from UNICEF. Sam Blum, Popular Mechanics, "Drone-Delivered Vaccines Are Launching a New Era of Health Aid," 18 Dec. 2018 The actual Pumpkin Spice Latte took Starbucks around three months to perfect, but Megan's felt toy recreation was no easy feat, and has been in the works for over a year. Danielle Tullo, House Beautiful, "This Felt Pumpkin Spice Latte Is Nearly Identical To the Real Thing," 26 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of feat

Noun

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Adjective

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for feat

Noun

Middle English fet, fait, borrowed from Anglo-French, going back to Latin factum "deed, action" — more at fact

Adjective

Middle English fet, fayt, borrowed from Anglo-French fait, past participle of faire "to do, make, perform," going back to Latin facere — more at fact

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feat

noun

English Language Learners Definition of feat

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

feat

noun
\ ˈfēt \

Kids Definition of feat

: an act showing courage, strength, or skill

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