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Definition of "deed" []

  • Something that is carried out; an act or action. (noun)
  • A usually praiseworthy act; a feat or exploit. (noun)
  • Action or performance in general: Deeds, not words, matter most. (noun)
  • Law A document sealed as an instrument of bond, contract, or conveyance, especially relating to property. (noun)
  • To transfer by means of a deed: deeded the property to the children. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "deed" in a sentence
  • "When the time came for signing the deed, Mr. Greig said to Red Jacket, -- "_As you have been opposed to the sale of the land, you need not have your name attached to the deed_.""
  • "Hence such deed is called a _warranty deed_, [For definition of _fee_ and _fee-simple_, see"
  • "There is no religion, not even the Christian religion, holding the title deed to God."