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feat1

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noun
  1. a noteworthy or extraordinary act or achievement, usually displaying boldness, skill, etc.: Arranging the treaty was a diplomatic feat.
  2. Obsolete. a specialized skill; profession.

Origin of feat1

1300–50; Middle English fet, fait < Anglo-French, Old French < Latin factum fact

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1. accomplishment.

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1. See achievement.

feat2

[feet]
adjective, feat·er, feat·est. Archaic.
  1. apt; skillful; dexterous.
  2. suitable.
  3. neat1.

Origin of feat2

1400–50; late Middle English < Middle French fait made (to fit) < Latin factus, past participle of facere to make, do
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British Dictionary definitions for feat

feat1

noun
  1. a remarkable, skilful, or daring action; exploit; achievementfeats of strength

Word Origin

C14: from Anglo-French fait, from Latin factum deed; see fact

feat2

adjective archaic
  1. another word for skilful
  2. another word for neat 1, suitable

Word Origin

C14: from Old French fet, from Latin factus made, from facere to make
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Word Origin and History for feat

n.

mid-14c., "action, deeds," from Anglo-French fet, from Old French fait (12c.) "action, deed, achievement," from Latin factum "thing done," a noun based on the past participle of facere "make, do" (see factitious). Sense of "exceptional or noble deed" arose c.1400 from phrase feat of arms (French fait d'armes).

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