\ ˈfēt How to pronounce feat (audio) \

Definition of feat

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1a : 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.
2 : act, deed



Definition of feat (Entry 2 of 2)

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

Choose the Right Synonym for 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

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.
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun There’s no denying that finding the perfect present for that special guy in your life is no easy feat. Kylee Mcguigan, Popular Mechanics, 12 May 2022 What the passenger did was no easy feat, Dalmolin told the station. Washington Post, 11 May 2022 What the passenger did was no easy feat, Dalmolin told the station. Julian Mark, Anchorage Daily News, 11 May 2022 To pull off this historic feat, BetOnline worked hand in hand with the team from Sent Into Space, a company led by Ph.D. students Dr. Alex Baker and Dr. Chris Rose. Zack Jones, Forbes, 6 May 2022 The last team to pull off the feat was the New York Islanders, who won four in a row, from 1980 to 1983. Taylor Wilson, USA TODAY, 2 May 2022 In order to pull off this feat, literally, Sadofsky leads a team of between 30 to 50 balloon handlers. Kirby Adams, The Courier-Journal, 28 Apr. 2022 Only four of the last nine teams to pull off that feat, including ties in the standings, went on to win the NBA title. Tim Reynolds, Chron, 16 Apr. 2022 By the time the incident is shown in a flashback, the tension over how Anna could pull off the feat is entirely gone. Shirley Li, The Atlantic, 11 Feb. 2022 Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective Chestnut's 13th Mustard Yellow Belt prompted ESPN to show the 36-year-old's feat side-by-side with other athletes who have won the same competition or title over the course of their careers. Scott Gleeson, USA TODAY, 6 July 2020 See More

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First Known Use of feat


14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 2


15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for feat


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


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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/feat. Accessed 17 May. 2022.

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Kids Definition of feat

: an act showing courage, strength, or skill

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