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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.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.deeds - performance of moral or religious acts; "salvation by deeds"; "the reward for good works"
activity - any specific behavior; "they avoided all recreational activity"
plural, plural form - the form of a word that is used to denote more than one
References in classic literature ?
Lift it out, Tom; but I'll just lift up these deeds,--they're the deeds o' the house and mill, I suppose,--and see what there is under 'em.
Deeds of kindness were as easy to him as a bad habit: they were the common issue of his weaknesses and good qualities, of his egoism and his sympathy.
Good deeds never go unrewarded, nor does virtue ever fail to win the crown of divine justice, be it early or be it late.
MEN'S thoughts, are much according to their inclination; their discourse and speeches, according to their learning and infused opinions; but their deeds, are after as they have been accustomed.
is indeed my misfortune; yet let me hope that De Bracy's name has not been always unspoken, when minstrels or heralds have praised deeds of chivalry, whether in the lists or in the battle-field.
They grieved her kind heart with many cruel words; but patiently she bore with them, and when they told her they could never perform so hard a task, and must dwell for ever in the dark forest, she answered gently, that the snow-white lily must be planted, and watered with repentant tears, before the robe of innocence could be won; that the sun of love must shine in their hearts, before the light could return to their dim crowns, and deeds of kindness must be performed, ere the power would come again to their now useless wands.
But, above all, he must be a man who could do, who could act, who could look Death in the face and have no fear of him, a man of great deeds and strange experiences.
One whole group of ballads tells of the wonderful deeds of Robin Hood.
But one thing is the thought, another thing is the deed, and another thing is the idea of the deed.
But when the tragic incident occurs between those who are near or dear to one another--if, for example, a brother kills, or intends to kill, a brother, a son his father, a mother her son, a son his mother, or any other deed of the kind is done these are the situations to be looked for by the poet.
With dim lights and tangled circumstance they tried to shape their thought and deed in noble agreement; but after all, to common eyes their struggles seemed mere inconsistency and formlessness; for these later-born Theresas were helped by no coherent social faith and order which could perform the function of knowledge for the ardently willing soul.
And he signed it rapidly, after having first run his eye over that part of the deed in which were specified the situation of the house and the names of the proprietors.