WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
deed /did/USA pronunciation   n. [countable]
  1. something that is done;
    an act:a good deed.
  2. an achievement;
    feat:deeds of daring.
  3. Lawan official record of a sale or a transfer of ownership, such as of a house:Do you have the deed to the house in a safe place?

v. [ + obj]
  1. Lawto transfer by deed:deeded the property to his sons.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
deed  (dēd),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. something that is done, performed, or accomplished;
    an act:Do a good deed every day.
  2. an exploit or achievement;
    feat:brave deeds.
  3. Often,  deeds. an act or gesture, esp. as illustrative of intentions, one's character, or the like:Her deeds speak for themselves.
  4. Lawa writing or document executed under seal and delivered to effect a conveyance, esp. of real estate.

  1. Lawto convey or transfer by deed.
deedless, adj. 
  • bef. 900; Middle English dede, Old English dēd, variant of dǣd; cognate with German Tat, Gothic gadēths; see do1
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged See  action. 

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

deed /diːd/ n
  1. something that is done or performed; act
  2. a notable achievement; feat; exploit
  3. action or performance, as opposed to words
  4. 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. (transitive) US Canadian to convey or transfer (property) by deed
Etymology: Old English dēd; related to Old High German tāt, Gothic gadeths; see do1

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