deed

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See also: dee'd and 'deed

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English dede, from Old English dēd, dǣd (deed, act), from Proto-West Germanic *dādi, from Proto-Germanic *dēdiz (deed), from Proto-Indo-European *dʰéh₁tis (deed, action). Analyzable through Proto-Germanic as do +‎ -th. Doublet of thesis.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /diːd/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -iːd

Noun[edit]

deed (plural deeds)

  1. An action or act; something that is done.
  2. A brave or noteworthy action; a feat or exploit.
  3. Action or fact, as opposed to rhetoric or deliberation.
    I have fulfilled my promise in word and in deed.
  4. (law) A legal instrument that is executed under seal or before witnesses.
    I inherited the deed to the house.

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Verb[edit]

deed (third-person singular simple present deeds, present participle deeding, simple past and past participle deeded)

  1. (informal) To transfer real property by deed.
    He deeded over the mineral rights to some fellas from Denver.

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Dutch[edit]

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Verb[edit]

deed

  1. singular past indicative of doen

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Middle English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old English dēad.

Adjective[edit]

deed

  1. dead (no longer alive)

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Descendants[edit]

  • English: dead
  • Scots: dede, deid, deed
  • Yola: deed

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Scots[edit]

Verb[edit]

deed

  1. past participle of dee
  2. (South Scots) past participle of dei

Adverb[edit]

deed

  1. indeed

Yola[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English deed.

Adjective[edit]

deed

  1. dead

References[edit]

  • Jacob Poole (1867) , William Barnes, editor, A glossary, with some pieces of verse, of the old dialect of the English colony in the baronies of Forth and Bargy, County of Wexford, Ireland, J. Russell Smith, →ISBN