American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Something that is carried out; an act or action.
- n. A usually praiseworthy act; a feat or exploit.
- n. Action or performance in general: Deeds, not words, matter most.
- n. Law A document sealed as an instrument of bond, contract, or conveyance, especially relating to property.
- v. To transfer by means of a deed: deeded the property to the children.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. That which is done, acted, performed, or accomplished; a doing; an act: a word of extensive application, including whatever is done, good or bad, great or small.
- n. Power of action; agency; performance.
- n. In law, a writing on parchment or paper, authenticated by the seal of the person whose mind it purports to declare; more specifically, such a writing made for the purpose of conveying real estate. See indenture, and deed poll, below.
- To convey or transfer by deed: as, he deeded all his estate to his eldest son.
- n. An action or act; something that is done.
- n. A brave or noteworthy action; a feat or exploit.
- n. Action or fact, as opposed to rhetoric or deliberation.
- n. law A legal contract showing bond.
- v. informal To transfer real property by deed.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. obsolete Dead.
- n. 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.
- n. Illustrious act; achievement; exploit.
- n. obsolete Power of action; agency; efficiency.
- n. Fact; reality; -- whence we have
- n. (Law) A sealed instrument in writing, on paper or parchment, duly executed and delivered, containing some transfer, bargain, or contract.
- n. obsolete Performance; -- followed by
- v. Colloq. U. S. To convey or transfer by deed.
- n. a legal document signed and sealed and delivered to effect a transfer of property and to show the legal right to possess it
- n. something that people do or cause to happen
- From Middle English dede, from Old English dēd, (West Saxon) dǣd ("deed, act"), from Proto-Germanic *dēdiz (“deed”), from Proto-Indo-European *dʰēti- (“deed, action”), *dʰéh₁tis. Cognate with West Frisian died, Dutch daad ("deed, act"), Low German Daat, German Tat ("deed, action"), Swedish and Danish dåd ("act, action"). The Proto-Indo-European root is also the source of Ancient Greek θέσις (thesis, "setting, arrangement"). Related to do. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English dede, from Old English dǣd; see dhē- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“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.”
“Once Michael finished the transaction, Mr. Smith finalized the paperwork and handed the title deed to the Shopkeeper.”
“It was an exhaustive forty-eight hours for the crew as Michael spent the day snuggling the title deed he won from Mr. Tanaka.”
“The letter said that the Sephardic Council had sold the title deed to Nachlat Shimon, i.e. Moscowitz.”
“To make matters worse, she has always believed that her parents 'house, where she was born and has lived for more than forty years, was a family property, as it says in the title deed stored in the second drawer of her dresser.”
“However, registration of the title deed was held up by restrictions on what could do with the land”
“Many blacks who feel this way only care that they could now live out their fantasy vicariously through someone who looks like them, while some others fantasize about being given a free Mercedes, the title deed bearing the black President's rubber stamp signature.”
“In the midst of the storm over Tuesday's lightening hike in petroleum prices by the new Kuomintang government, virtually all of our citizens have failed to notice that the title deed to Taiwan's hard-won democracy and substantive independence were literally being given away to the People's Republic of China by the chairman of the self-same ruling KMT.”
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