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feat

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noun \ ˈfēt \

Definition of feat

1 :act, deed
2 a :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.

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.

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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

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 archaic :becoming, neat
2 archaic :smart, dexterous

Origin and Etymology of feat

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


FEAT Defined for English Language Learners

feat

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noun

Definition of feat for English Language Learners

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


FEAT Defined for Kids

feat

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noun \ ˈfēt \

Definition of feat for Students

:an act showing courage, strength, or skill


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