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
  1. noun
    a notable achievement
    “he performed a great feat
    synonyms: 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
    type of:
    accomplishment, achievement
    the action of accomplishing something
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