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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Greenwood accomplished the feat in 2013, going 44-0. Jason Frakes, The Courier-Journal, "KHSAA postpones Kentucky's state softball tournament until next week," 7 June 2019 The three homers marked the second time Kepler had accomplished the feat — the last coming on Aug. 21, 2016, also against the Indians in Cleveland. Betsy Helfand, Twin Cities, "Max Kepler hits three home runs as Twins beat Indians," 6 June 2019 Afleet Alex most recently accomplished the feat in 2005. Mark Inabinett | Minabinett@al.com, al.com, "Belmont Stakes 2019: Meet the contenders and watch them run," 3 June 2019 The glow from the wood paneling gives the entire home an inviting, cozy feel—a feat, considering the 50-foot-long living and dining area and clean, modern lines of the house. Candace Braun Davison, House Beautiful, "So This Is The Secret to Making a Modern Home Feel Cozy," 8 Mar. 2019 To accomplish such a feat, Oppo crafted an 8.6mm triple-camera system that includes a 48MP main lens and an 120-degree ultra-wide lens along with a 160mm zoom lens. Michael Simon, PCWorld, "Oppo's phone tech goes futuristic with 5G and a 10X lossless zoom camera," 23 Feb. 2019 In the case of gerbils, scientists accomplished the feat by injecting viruses carrying specially designed DNA into the animals’ ears. Justin Chen, STAT, "Pulses of light restored hearing in gerbils. Could that lead to higher-tech cochlear implants?," 11 July 2018 Frills, ruffles, and puffiness, make a statement, but fitting them neatly under your gown is no easy feat. Teen Vogue, "12 Graduation Dresses Too Pretty to Hide Under Your Gown," 16 May 2019 For a team of nine guys, ranging from 18 to 24 year old, that's no easy feat. Devon Abelman, Allure, "Watch K-Pop Group NCT 127 Do the Wave, Wind-Blown Hair Flips, and More," 14 May 2019

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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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