- something that is done, performed, or accomplished; an act: Do a good deed every day.
- an exploit or achievement; feat: brave deeds.
- Often deeds. an act or gesture, especially as illustrative of intentions, one's character, or the like: Her deeds speak for themselves.
- Law. a writing or document executed under seal and delivered to effect a conveyance, especially of real estate.
- to convey or transfer by deed.
Origin of deed
Related Words for deededgive, move, dispatch, bring, carry, ship, find, transport, sell, cede, provide, supply, send, transmit, relocate, deliver, change, convert, shift, remove
Examples from the Web for deeded
Historical Examples of deeded
The mill is also on deeded land, and together they are a plague spot.The Forester's Daughter
You deeded him to Morpheus; and the recording angel gave you credit.Strictly Business
Our property, all deeded to a board of trustees, is valued at $10,000.
To the school the legislature of Alabama in 1824 deeded a half section of land.Makers and Romance of Alabama History
B. F. Riley
Because Bill had no homestead, no deeded land, and had not tried to get any.The Homesteader
- something that is done or performed; act
- a notable achievement; feat; exploit
- action or performance, as opposed to words
- 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
- (tr) US and Canadian to convey or transfer (property) by deed
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.