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English

A deed of displacement (4).

Etymology

From Old English dēd, (West Saxon) dǣd, from Proto-Germanic *-dēdi-, from Proto-Indo-European *dʰēti-. Cognate with Dutch daad, German Tat, Swedish dåd. The PIE root is also the source of Ancient Greek θέσις (thesis), Latin conditio.

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
deed

Plural
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  1. An action or act; something that is done.
    I will punish whomever is responsible for this deed!
  2. A brave or noteworthy action; a feat or exploit.
    The knight's deeds won the hearts of the people.
  3. Action or fact, as opposed to rhetoric or deliberation.
    I have fulfilled my promise in word and in deed.
  4. (law) A legal contract showing bond.
    I inherited the deed to the house.

Synonyms

Translations

Verb

Infinitive
to deed

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to deed (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (informal) To transfer real property by deed.
    He deeded over the mineral rights to some fellas from Denver.

Dutch

Verb

deed

  1. Singular past tense of doen; did.

Scots

Verb

deed

  1. Past participle of dee.
  2. (South Scots) Past participle of dei.

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