deed

[deed]
noun
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, especially as illustrative of intentions, one's character, or the like: Her deeds speak for themselves.
4.
Law. a writing or document executed under seal and delivered to effect a conveyance, especially of real estate.
verb (used with object)
5.
to convey or transfer by deed.

Origin:
before 900; Middle English dede, Old English dēd, variant of dǣd; cognate with German Tat, Gothic gadēths; see do1

deedless, adjective
redeed, verb (used with object)
undeeded, adjective


1. See action.
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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.  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
 
vb
5.  (US), (Canadian) (tr) to convey or transfer (property) by deed
 
[Old English dēd; related to Old High German tāt, Gothic gadeths; see do1]

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deed
O.E. dæd "a doing, act," from P.Gmc. *dædis, related to "do," from PIE *dhetis, from *dhe-/*dho- "place, put." Sense of "written legal document" is c.1300.
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Example sentences
In many other cases, however, there are options other than aggression in word
  or deed.
And, above all, they must communicate it to their supporters and demonstrate
  their commitment to it by word and deed.
Throw it in your compost pile, and you're doing a good deed.
Once the deed is done, selectivity may come into play.
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