feat

noun
\ ˈfēt How to pronounce feat (audio) \

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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Nowhere is this artful collaboration more apparent than in the crystal net and chain-link pieces Dossena and company turn out season after season, each a feat of engineering that takes weeks to perfect. Amanda Brooks, Vogue, "The Magical Making of Paco Rabanne’s 144-Hour Crystal Dress," 12 Mar. 2019 This audacious feat of leadership earned Mr. Mendez the Intelligence Star for valor, but like all CIA operations, its details were immediately locked in a vault. Sam Walker, WSJ, "The Offbeat Genius of a Great American Spy," 26 Jan. 2019 Last year, in a rare feat of bipartisanship, Congress passed a bill directing the FAA to gather data on cutting-edge supersonic designs. Joe Pappalardo, Popular Mechanics, "Supersonic Airliners Are About to Take Off. Again.," 7 Jan. 2019 The part of this service that feels truly detoxifying is the simple feat of being in a room without your device for a full 80 minutes, no ambient phone vibrations tormenting you from inside of your bag. Carrie Battan, Harper's BAZAAR, "Escaping the Seduction of Your Smartphone," 26 July 2018 Dree Hemingway, Waris Ahluwalia, RJ King, Dominique Jackson, and Garrett Neff were some of the most notable guests of the evening, most likely celebrating another great feat, the end of New York Fashion Week. Eliseé Browchuk, Vogue, "Welcome to the Jungle: Fashion Week Comes to an End With a Gitano Dance Party," 14 Feb. 2019 After that mission, the rocket landed on one of SpaceX’s autonomous drone ships in the Atlantic Ocean, and the company hopes to pull off the same feat following today’s launch. Loren Grush, The Verge, "Watch SpaceX launch and land a used Falcon 9 rocket," 15 Nov. 2018 That’s no small feat and worthy of considerable praise. Larry Stone, The Seattle Times, "Pac-12, Conference of Champions? Right now, ‘Conference of Credibility Issues’ is a better nickname," 23 Oct. 2018 The glisten sinks in a minute later and imparts a velvety texture to your skin, which made spreading on my mineral sunscreen afterward easy—no small feat. Rachel Nussbaum, Glamour, "Laneige's New Moisturizer Looks Like Whipped Cream for Your Face," 28 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 How to pronounce feat (audio) \

Kids Definition of feat

: an act showing courage, strength, or skill

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