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  1. something that is done, performed, or accomplished; an act: Do a good deed every day.

  2. an exploit or achievement; feat: brave deeds.

  1. Often deeds. an act or gesture, especially as illustrative of intentions, one's character, or the like: Her deeds speak for themselves.

  2. Law. a writing or document executed under seal and delivered to effect a conveyance, especially of real estate.

verb (used with object)
  1. to convey or transfer by deed.

Origin of deed

before 900; Middle English dede,Old English dēd, variant of dǣd; cognate with German Tat,Gothic gadēths;see do1

synonym study For deed

1. See action.

Other words from deed

  • deedless, adjective
  • re·deed, verb (used with object)
  • un·deed·ed, adjective

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How to use deed in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for deed


/ (diːd) /

  1. something that is done or performed; act

  2. a notable achievement; feat; exploit

  1. action or performance, as opposed to words

  2. law a formal legal document signed, witnessed, and delivered to effect a conveyance or transfer of property or to create a legal obligation or contract

  1. (tr) US and Canadian to convey or transfer (property) by deed

Origin of deed

Old English dēd; related to Old High German tāt, Gothic gadeths; see do 1

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