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deed

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noun \ˈdēd\

Simple Definition of deed

  • : something that is done : an act or action

  • : a legal document that shows who owns a building or piece of land

Full Definition of deed

  1. 1 :  something that is done <evil deeds>

  2. 2 :  a usually illustrious act or action :  feat, exploit <a hero's daring deeds>

  3. 3 :  the act of performing :  action <righteous in word and in deed>

  4. 4 :  a signed and usually sealed instrument containing some legal transfer, bargain, or contract

deed·less play \-ləs\ adjective

Examples of deed

  1. They taught their children to be kind and to do good deeds.

  2. News of their heroic deeds spread far and wide.

  3. It's too late now. The deed is done.

  4. The land was transferred by deed.

  5. He gave them the deed to the property.



Origin of deed

Middle English dede, from Old English dǣd; akin to Old English dōn to do


First Known Use: before 12th century


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deed

verb

Simple Definition of deed

  • : to give someone ownership of (a building or piece of land) by means of a deed

Full Definition of deed

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to convey or transfer by deed

Examples of deed

  1. She deeded the house to her children.

  2. <the philanthropist unexpectedly deeded his entire fortune to the animal shelter>



1758

First Known Use of deed

1758


DEED Defined for Kids

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deed

play
noun \ˈdēd\

Definition of deed

  1. 1 :  something that is done :  act <a brave deed>

  2. 2 :  a legal document by which a person transfers land or buildings to another




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deed

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verb

Definition of deed

deed·eddeed·ing

  1. :  to transfer by a deed <He deeded the house to the new owners.>





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