A feat is an exemplary, even bold achievement, often an act of great courage or skill. Getting your cat to wear a leash was quite a feat.

The noun feat developed from the Latin facere, meaning "make do." Today, it gets applied to a deed that's noble or out of the ordinary. Have you ever accomplished amazing feats in your dreams, like flying? If so, I hope you didn't wake up on the roof. Maybe you perform feats of daring in your everyday life, if you're a firefighter or a tightrope walker. If you're afraid of heights, just taking the glass elevator counts as a courageous feat!

Definitions of feat

n a notable achievement

“he performed a great feat
effort, exploit
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brave and heroic feats
(baseball) a successful stroke in an athletic contest (especially in baseball)
rally, rallying
the feat of mustering strength for a renewed effort
a difficult or unusual or dangerous feat; usually done to gain attention
tour de force
a masterly or brilliant feat
base hit, safety
(baseball) the successful act of striking a baseball in such a way that the batter reaches base safely
Russian roulette
a stunt in which you spin the cylinder of a revolver that is loaded with only one bullet and then point the muzzle at your head and pull the trigger
acrobatic feat, acrobatic stunt
a stunt performed by an acrobat
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accomplishment, achievement
the action of accomplishing something

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