Deeds, not words, matter most.
Honest in word and deed.
Deeded the property to the children.
I have fulfilled my promise in word and in deed.
An example of a deed is a helpful act; a “good deed.”
An example of a deed is a contract to state ownership of land.
An example of deed is to give someone your house in your will.
I inherited the deed to the house.
He deeded over the mineral rights to some fellas from Denver.
Other Word Forms
Origin of deed
- Middle English dede from Old English dǣd dhē- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- 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.