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deed

[deed] /did/
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
900
before 900; Middle English dede, Old English dēd, variant of dǣd; cognate with German Tat, Gothic gadēths; see do1
Related forms
deedless, adjective
redeed, verb (used with object)
undeeded, adjective
Synonyms
1. See action.
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British Dictionary definitions for re deed

deed

/diːd/
noun
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
verb
5.
(transitive) (US & Canadian) to convey or transfer (property) by deed
Word Origin
Old English dēd; related to Old High German tāt, Gothic gadeths; see do1
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Word Origin and History for re deed

deed

n.

Old English dæd "a doing, act, action, transaction, event," from Proto-Germanic *dædis (cf. Old Saxon dad, Old Norse dað, Old Frisian dede, Middle Dutch daet, Dutch daad, Old High German tat, German Tat "deed," Gothic gadeþs "a putting, placing"), from PIE *dhetis (cf. Lithuanian detis "load, burden," Greek thesis "a placing, setting"), from *dhe- "place, put" (see do). Sense of "written legal document" is early 14c. As a verb, 1806, American English Related: Deeded; deeding.

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