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Meaning of DEED

Pronunciation:  deed

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a notable achievement; "he performed a great deed"; "the book was her finest effort"
  2. [n]  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"

DEED is a 4 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: deed of conveyance, effort, exploit, feat, title
 See Also: accomplishment, achievement, acquiring, actuation, bill of sale, causation, causing, deed poll, delivery, departure, derring-do, digging up, discovery, disinterment, disposal, disposition, effectuation, egress, egression, emergence, equalisation, equalization, exhumation, find, getting, going, going away, hit, implementation, instrument, leaving, legal document, legal instrument, leveling, mortgage deed, obstetrical delivery, official document, propulsion, rally, rallying, recovery, retrieval, running away, stunt, title deed, touch, touching, tour de force, uncovering



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Deed\, a.
    Dead. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
  2. \Deed\, n. [AS. d?d; akin to OS. d[=a]d, D. & Dan. daad, G.
    thai, Sw. d[*a]d, Goth. d?ds; fr. the root of do. See {Do},
    v. t.]
    1. That which is done or effected by a responsible agent; an
       act; an action; a thing done; -- a word of extensive
       application, including, whatever is done, good or bad,
       great or small.
             And Joseph said to them, What deed is this which ye
             have done?                            --Gen. xliv.
             We receive the due reward of our deeds. --Luke
                                                   xxiii. 41.
             Would serve his kind in deed and word. --Tennyson.
    2. Illustrious act; achievement; exploit. ``Knightly deeds.''
             Whose deeds some nobler poem shall adorn. --Dryden.
    3. Power of action; agency; efficiency. [Obs.]
             To be, both will and deed, created free. --Milton.
    4. Fact; reality; -- whence we have indeed.
    5. (Law) A sealed instrument in writing, on paper or
       parchment, duly executed and delivered, containing some
       transfer, bargain, or contract.
    Note: The term is generally applied to conveyances of real
          estate, and it is the prevailing doctrine that a deed
          must be signed as well as sealed, though at common law
          signing was formerly not necessary.
    {Blank deed}, a printed form containing the customary legal
       phraseology, with blank spaces for writing in names,
       dates, boundaries, etc.
    6. Performance; -- followed by of. [Obs.] --Shak.
    {In deed}, in fact; in truth; verily. See {Indeed}.
  3. \Deed\, v. t.
    To convey or transfer by deed; as, he deeded all his estate
    to his eldest son. [Colloq. U. S.]
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you a signing a deed, foretells of a lawsuit in which you will most likely lose.
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