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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According to the South China Morning Post, the project was quite a feat of engineering. Liz Stinson, Curbed, "Shanghai luxury hotel is built inside an abandoned quarry," 5 Dec. 2018 These have demonstrated some quite remarkable feats of learning—and even things like empathy. Chris Lee, Ars Technica, "Horses may understand human emotion, especially anger," 6 Sep. 2018 The only woman-led track present was Cardi B’s ‘Bartier Cardi (feat. Kaitlyn Tiffany, Vox, "Why are all of Spotify’s most-streamed artists men?," 6 Dec. 2018 Such a feat—flying the same rocket three times in less than seven months—would bring the company closer to its cost-cutting goal of flying each Falcon 9 rocket 10 times between significant refurbishment. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, "SpaceX flies rocket for the third time, will attempt fairing re-use [Updated]," 3 Dec. 2018 Admittedly, this one's an impossible feat, but that doesn't make his guesses any less amusing. Andrea Park, Allure, "We Challenged Noah Centineo to Try Our Favorite Beauty Treatments and the Results Are Amazing," 21 Sep. 2018 That’s no small feat, as the Senate often lags well behind the House. Chad Pergram, Fox News, "Senate in limbo between session and vacation as Manafort verdict looms," 18 Aug. 2018 That'll be no mean feat, considering the sail will be just 13.8 feet (4.2 meters) or so wide. Mike Wall, Space.com, "Interstellar Travel Requires a Long-Term Approach (and Humans Are Too Impatient)," 10 Aug. 2018 For a picking addict like me, that’s no small feat. Glamour, "This Self-Warming Hand Mask Saves My Cuticles Between Manicures," 7 Mar. 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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