verb (used with object)
Origin of deed
Examples from the Web for deed
Over the course of the year, Klaus would repeatedly, through word and deed, demonstrate his sympathies with Putin.Vaclav Klaus, Libertarian Hero, Has His Wings Clipped by Cato Institute|James Kirchick|December 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Then stab her to death and bring me back her lungs and liver as proof of your deed.In New Brothers Grimm 'Snow White', The Prince Doesn't Save Her|The Brothers Grimm|November 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But, alas, Philadelphia received the honor and President Gerald Ford did the deed.
The endgame for Hamas, avowedly in both word and deed, is Jewish genocide.
Never in word or deed or thought while with them had I betrayed my sorrow even to myself.Read ‘The King in Yellow,’ the ‘True Detective’ Reference That’s the Key to the Show|Robert W. Chambers|February 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
You searched the house near the little alley, after the second deed.Old Broadbrim Into the Heart of Australia|Author of "Old Broadbrim"
She even objects to dogs, as I had to tell James the other day when he came to see me very early about signing some deed or other.Poor Relations|Compton Mackenzie
He then specified the salary and commission to be paid, and engaged Mr. Feldman to draw the deed for the tenement house.Potash & Perlmutter|Montague Glass
Besides, I hardly think that either he or his agent would have troubled to carry away an empty basin as a momento of the deed.The Tree of Knowledge|Mrs. Baillie Reynolds
Does he not show within himself a deep scission—between his desire to return and his deed?Homer's Odyssey|Denton J. Snider
Word Origin for deed
Old English dæd "a doing, act, action, transaction, event," from Proto-Germanic *dædis (cf. Old Saxon dad, Old Norse dað, Old Frisian dede, Middle Dutch daet, Dutch daad, Old High German tat, German Tat "deed," Gothic gadeþs "a putting, placing"), from PIE *dhetis (cf. Lithuanian detis "load, burden," Greek thesis "a placing, setting"), from *dhe- "place, put" (see do). Sense of "written legal document" is early 14c. As a verb, 1806, American English Related: Deeded; deeding.