feat

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[ feet ]
/ fit /
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noun

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

Nearby words

  1. feast of st. peter's chains,
  2. feast of tabernacles,
  3. feast one's eyes on,
  4. feast or famine,
  5. feast-or-famine,
  6. feather,
  7. feather banding,
  8. feather bed,
  9. feather duster,
  10. feather geranium

Origin of feat

1
1300–50; Middle English fet, fait < Anglo-French, Old French < Latin factum fact

feat

2
[ feet ]
/ fit /

adjective, feat·er, feat·est. Archaic.

apt; skillful; dexterous.

Origin of feat

2
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

feat

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/ (fiːt) /

noun

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

Word Origin for feat

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

adjective archaic

another word for skilful
another word for neat 1, suitable

Word Origin for feat

C14: from Old French fet, from Latin factus made, from facere to make

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Word Origin and History for feat

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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