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deed

 (dēd)
n.
1. Something that is carried out; an act or action.
2. A usually praiseworthy act; a feat or exploit.
3. Action or performance in general: Deeds, not words, matter most.
4. Law
a. A signed, sealed, and delivered instrument.
b. An instrument conveying an interest in real property.
tr.v. deed·ed, deed·ing, deeds
To transfer by means of a deed: deeded the property to the children.

[Middle English dede, from Old English dǣd; see dhē- in Indo-European roots.]

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) 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
(Law) (tr) US and Canadian to convey or transfer (property) by deed
[Old English dēd; related to Old High German tāt, Gothic gadeths; see do1]

deed

(did)

n.
1. something that is done, performed, or accomplished; act: a good deed.
2. an exploit or achievement; feat.
3. action or performance, esp. as indicative of one's intentions.
4. a document executed under seal and delivered to effect a conveyance, esp. of real estate.
v.t.
5. to convey or transfer by deed.
[before 900; Middle English dede, Old English dēd; akin to do1]
deed′less, adj.

deed


Past participle: deeded
Gerund: deeding

Imperative
deed
deed
Present
I deed
you deed
he/she/it deeds
we deed
you deed
they deed
Preterite
I deeded
you deeded
he/she/it deeded
we deeded
you deeded
they deeded
Present Continuous
I am deeding
you are deeding
he/she/it is deeding
we are deeding
you are deeding
they are deeding
Present Perfect
I have deeded
you have deeded
he/she/it has deeded
we have deeded
you have deeded
they have deeded
Past Continuous
I was deeding
you were deeding
he/she/it was deeding
we were deeding
you were deeding
they were deeding
Past Perfect
I had deeded
you had deeded
he/she/it had deeded
we had deeded
you had deeded
they had deeded
Future
I will deed
you will deed
he/she/it will deed
we will deed
you will deed
they will deed
Future Perfect
I will have deeded
you will have deeded
he/she/it will have deeded
we will have deeded
you will have deeded
they will have deeded
Future Continuous
I will be deeding
you will be deeding
he/she/it will be deeding
we will be deeding
you will be deeding
they will be deeding
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been deeding
you have been deeding
he/she/it has been deeding
we have been deeding
you have been deeding
they have been deeding
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been deeding
you will have been deeding
he/she/it will have been deeding
we will have been deeding
you will have been deeding
they will have been deeding
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been deeding
you had been deeding
he/she/it had been deeding
we had been deeding
you had been deeding
they had been deeding
Conditional
I would deed
you would deed
he/she/it would deed
we would deed
you would deed
they would deed
Past Conditional
I would have deeded
you would have deeded
he/she/it would have deeded
we would have deeded
you would have deeded
they would have deeded
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.deed - a legal document signed and sealed and delivered to effect a transfer of property and to show the legal right to possess it; "he signed the deed"; "he kept the title to his car in the glove compartment"
legal document, legal instrument, official document, instrument - (law) a document that states some contractual relationship or grants some right
bill of sale - a deed transferring personal property
deed poll - a deed made and executed by only one party
enfeoffment - under the feudal system, the deed by which a person was given land in exchange for a pledge of service
mortgage deed - deed embodying a mortgage
title deed - a legal document proving a person's right to property
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
2.deed - something that people do or cause to happendeed - something that people do or cause to happen
event - something that happens at a given place and time
action - something done (usually as opposed to something said); "there were stories of murders and other unnatural actions"
acquiring, getting - the act of acquiring something; "I envied his talent for acquiring"; "he's much more interested in the getting than in the giving"
causation, causing - the act of causing something to happen
obstetrical delivery, delivery - the act of delivering a child
departure, going, going away, leaving - the act of departing
discovery, find, uncovering - the act of discovering something
disposition, disposal - the act or means of getting rid of something
effectuation, implementation - the act of implementing (providing a practical means for accomplishing something); carrying into effect
egression, egress, emergence - the act of coming (or going) out; becoming apparent
equalisation, equalization, leveling - the act of making equal or uniform
digging up, disinterment, exhumation - the act of digging something out of the ground (especially a corpse) where it has been buried
mitsvah, mitzvah - (Judaism) a good deed performed out of religious duty
actuation, propulsion - the act of propelling
recovery, retrieval - the act of regaining or saving something lost (or in danger of becoming lost)
running away - the act of leaving (without permission) the place you are expected to be
touching, touch - the act of putting two things together with no space between them; "at his touch the room filled with lights"
nonaccomplishment, nonachievement - an act that does not achieve its intended goal
leaning - the act of deviating from a vertical position
motivating, motivation - the act of motivating; providing incentive
assumption - the act of assuming or taking for granted; "your assumption that I would agree was unwarranted"
rejection - the act of rejecting something; "his proposals were met with rejection"
sacrifice, forfeit, forfeiture - the act of losing or surrendering something as a penalty for a mistake or fault or failure to perform etc.
derivation - the act of deriving something or obtaining something from a source or origin
activity - any specific behavior; "they avoided all recreational activity"
hire - the act of hiring something or someone; "he signed up for a week's car hire"
wearing, wear - the act of having on your person as a covering or adornment; "she bought it for everyday wear"
judgment, assessment, judgement - the act of judging or assessing a person or situation or event; "they criticized my judgment of the contestants"
production - the act or process of producing something; "Shakespeare's production of poetry was enormous"; "the production of white blood cells"
stay - continuing or remaining in a place or state; "they had a nice stay in Paris"; "a lengthy hospital stay"; "a four-month stay in bankruptcy court"
residency, abidance, residence - the act of dwelling in a place
inactivity - being inactive; being less active
interference, hinderance, hindrance - the act of hindering or obstructing or impeding
stop, stoppage - the act of stopping something; "the third baseman made some remarkable stops"; "his stoppage of the flow resulted in a flood"
group action - action taken by a group of people
distribution - the act of distributing or spreading or apportioning
legitimation - the act of rendering a person legitimate; "he has filial rights because he obtained letters of legitimation from the king"; "his parents' subsequent marriage resulted in his legitimation"
permissive waste, waste - (law) reduction in the value of an estate caused by act or neglect
proclamation, promulgation - the formal act of proclaiming; giving public notice; "his promulgation of the policy proved to be premature"
communicating, communication - the activity of communicating; the activity of conveying information; "they could not act without official communication from Moscow"
speech act - the use of language to perform some act

deed

noun
1. action, act, performance, achievement, exploit, feat His heroic deeds were celebrated in every corner of the country.
2. (Law) document, title, contract, title deed, indenture He asked if I had the deeds to his father's property.

deed

noun
Something done:
verb
To change the ownership of (property) by means of a legal document:
Translations
عَمَل، فِعْل، مَأْثَرَه
skutekčin
bedriftdådgerning
asiakirjatekotoimi
verknaîur
darbas
darbībadokumentsrīcība
skutok
dejanje

deed

[diːd]
A. N
1. (= act) → acto m, acción f; (= result) → hecho m
brave deedhazaña f
good deedbuena acción f
2. (Jur) → escritura f
deed of covenant documento contractual mediante el que una persona se compromete a donar cantidades regulares de dinero a una entidad benéfica
deed of partnershipcontrato m de sociedad
deed of transferescritura f de traspaso
B. VT (US) (Jur) [+ property] → transferir por acto notarial
C. CPD deed poll N escritura mediante la cual una persona se cambia el apellido oficialmente
to change one's name by deed pollcambiarse el apellido oficialmente

deed

[ˈdiːd]
n
(= action) → action f, acte m
(LAW)acte m notarié, contrat m
deed of covenant → acte m de donation, donation f deeds
npl [house, property] → actes mpl
the deeds to a property → les actes d'une propriétédeed poll n
to change one's name by deed poll → changer de nom officiellement

deed

n
Tat f, → Handlung f; (= feat)Tat f, → Leistung f; good deedgute Tat; evil deedÜbeltat f; in word and deedin Wort und Tat
in deedtatsächlich, in der Tat; he is master in deed if not in nameer ist der eigentliche or tatsächliche Herr, wenn auch nicht offiziell or nach außen hin
(Jur) → Übertragungsurkunde f; the deeds of a housedie Übertragungsurkunde eines Hauses; deed of covenantVertragsurkunde f
vt (US) → überschreiben (→ to auf +acc)

deed

[diːd] n
a.azione f, atto
brave deed → impresa
good deed → buona azione
in deed → di fatto
b. (Law) → atto (notarile)
deed of covenant → atto di donazione

deed

(diːd) noun
something done; an act. a good deed.
References in classic literature ?
Laurie took Amy to drive, which was a deed of charity, for the sour cream seemed to have had a bad effect upon her temper.
This deed of apparent cruelty, but of real necessity, fell upon the spirits of the travelers like a terrific warning of the peril in which they stood, heightened as it was by the calm though steady resolution of the actors in the scene.
For, not only had his son and heir come into immediate enjoyment of a rich estate, but there was a claim through an Indian deed, confirmed by a subsequent grant of the General Court, to a vast and as yet unexplored and unmeasured tract of Eastern lands.
Planted deep, in the town's earliest infancy and childhood, by these two earnest and energetic men, the race has ever since subsisted here; always, too, in respectability; never, so far as I have known, disgraced by a single unworthy member; but seldom or never, on the other hand, after the first two generations, performing any memorable deed, or so much as putting forward a claim to public notice.
But in each event --in the living act, the undoubted deed --there, some unknown but still reasoning thing puts forth the mouldings of its features from behind the unreasoning mask.
And when those defendants were remonstrated with, their captain snapped his fingers in the plaintiffs' teeth, and assured them that by way of doxology to the deed he had done, he would now retain their line, harpoons, and boat, which had remained attached to the whale at the time of the seizure.
The agent had the deed all ready, and invited them to sit down and read it; this Szedvilas proceeded to do--a painful and laborious process, during which the agent drummed upon the desk.
Wilson, you have shown yourself a Christian in your treatment of me,--I want to ask one last deed of Christian kindness of you.
There did not seem to be brains enough in the entire nursery, so to speak, to bait a fish-hook with; but you didn't seem to mind that, after a little, because you soon saw that brains were not needed in a society like that, and in- deed would have marred it, hindered it, spoiled its sym- metry -- perhaps rendered its existence impossible.
One feels drawn tenderly toward her and is moved to forget her many crimes and remember only the good deed that crowned and closed her career.
Pap always said, take a chicken when you get a chance, because if you don't want him yourself you can easy find somebody that does, and a good deed ain't ever forgot.
He used to boast of the commission of the awful and bloody deed.