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


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

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


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

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



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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