feat

1
[ feet ]
/ fit /

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.

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Origin of feat

1
First recorded in 1300–50; Middle English fet, fait, from Anglo-French, Old French, from Latin factum fact

synonym study for feat

1. See achievement.

Definition for feat (2 of 2)

feat2
[ 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 (1 of 2)

feat1
/ (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

British Dictionary definitions for feat (2 of 2)

feat2
/ (fiːt) /

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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