Definition of feat noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//fiːt//
; NAmE NAmE//fiːt//
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an action or a piece of work that needs skill, strength or courage The tunnel is a brilliant feat of engineering. to perform/attempt/achieve astonishing feats That was no mean feat (= it was difficult to do). Word Originlate Middle English (in the general sense ‘action or deed’): from Old French fait, from Latin factum, neuter past participle of facere ‘do’. Extra examplesDragging the fully laden boat across the sand was no mean feat. He emulated the feat of the legendary athlete Jesse Owens. He has pulled off an extraordinary feat in completing the voyage single-handedly. She was capable of remarkable feats of endurance. The tunnel was one of the greatest engineering feats of the 19th century. a remarkable feat of strength an unprecedented feat in the history of the industry people doing unbelievable feats physical feats of strength and skill
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