Webster 1913 Edition
dǣd; akin to OS.
dād, D. & Dan.
dēds; fr. the root of
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
deedis this which ye have done?
Gen. xliv. 15.
We receive the due reward of our
Luke xxiii. 41.
Would serve his kind in
Illustrious act; achievement; exploit.“Knightly deeds.”
deedssome nobler poem shall adorn.
Power of action; agency; efficiency.
To be, both will and
deed, created free.
Fact; reality; – whence we have indeed.
A sealed instrument in writing, on paper or parchment, duly executed and delivered, containing some transfer, bargain, or contract.
☞ 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.
a printed form containing the customary legal phraseology, with blank spaces for writing in names, dates, boundaries, etc.
Performance; – followed by of.
in fact; in truth; verily. See
To convey or transfer by deed;
deededall his estate to his eldest son
[Colloq. U. S.]
Webster 1828 Edition
1.That which is done, acted or effected; an act; a fact; 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. x1iv.
We receive the due reward of our deeds. Luke xxv.
2.Exploit; achievement; illustrious act.
Whose deeds some nobler poem shall adorn.
3.Power of action; agency.
With will and deed created free.
4.A writing containing some contract or agreement, and the evidence of its execution; particularly, an instrument on paper or parchment, conveying real estate to a purchaser or donee. This instrument must be executed, and the execution attested, in the manner prescribed by law.
Indeed, in fact; in reality. These words are united and called an adverb. But sometimes they are separated by very, in very deed; a more emphatical expression. Ex. ix.