WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
deed /did/USA pronunciation
n. [countable]WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
- something that is done;
an act:a good deed.
- an achievement;
feat:deeds of daring.
- 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?
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- Lawto transfer by deed:deeded the property to his sons.
(dēd),USA pronunciation n.
- something that is done, performed, or accomplished;
an act:Do a good deed every day.
- an exploit or achievement;
- Often, deeds. an act or gesture, esp. as illustrative of intentions, one's character, or the like:Her deeds speak for themselves.
- Lawa writing or document executed under seal and delivered to effect a conveyance, esp. of real estate.
- Lawto convey or transfer by deed.
- 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
- something that is done or performed; act
- a notable achievement; feat; exploit
- action or performance, as opposed to words
- a formal legal document signed, witnessed, and delivered to effect a conveyance or transfer of property or to create a legal obligation or contract
Etymology: Old English dēd; related to Old High German tāt, Gothic gadeths; see do1
- (transitive) US Canadian to convey or transfer (property) by deed
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