• WordNet 3.6
    • n deed something that people do or cause to happen
    • n deed a legal document signed and sealed and delivered to effect a transfer of property and to show the legal right to possess it "he signed the deed","he kept the title to his car in the glove compartment"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The oldest recorded document on paper made from fibrous material was a deed of King Roger of Sicily, in the year 1102.
    • Deed (Law) A sealed instrument in writing, on paper or parchment, duly executed and delivered, containing some transfer, bargain, or contract.
    • a Deed dēd Dead.
    • Deed Fact; reality; -- whence we have indeed.
    • Deed Illustrious act; achievement; exploit. "Knightly deeds .""Whose deeds some nobler poem shall adorn."
    • Deed Performance; -- followed by of.
    • Deed Power of action; agency; efficiency. "To be, both will and deed , created free."
    • Deed 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 deed is this which ye have done?""We receive the due reward of our deeds .""Would serve his kind in deed and word."
    • v. t Deed To convey or transfer by deed; as, he deeded all his estate to his eldest son.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n deed 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 deed Power of action; agency; performance.
    • n deed 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.
    • deed To convey or transfer by deed: as, he deeded all his estate to his eldest son.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Deed dēd something done: an act: an exploit: a legal transaction: the written evidence of it
    • Deed dēd a Scotch form of indeed.
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  • Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    “The deed is everything, the glory is naught.”
  • Buddha
    “Fashion your life as a garland of beautiful deeds.”
  • Sebastien-Roch Nicolas De Chamfort
    “Real worth requires no interpreter: its everyday deeds form its emblem.”
  • George Eliot
    “Our deeds determine us, as much as we determine our deeds.”
  • T. S. Eliot
    “The last temptation is the greatest treason: To do the right deed for the wrong reason.”
  • Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    “Ambition and love are the wings to great deeds.”


No good deed goes unpunished - This means that life is unfair and people can do or try to do good things and still end up in a lot of trouble.


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. dǣd,; akin to OS. dād, D. & Dan. daad, G. that, Sw. dåd, Goth. dēds,; fr. the root of do,. See Do (v. t.)


In literature:

Why, then, do ye boast of your free-will, and thereby ascribe your deeds to your own hearts?
"Faustus his Life, Death, and Doom" by Friedrich Maximilian von Klinger
Great deeds of valour wrought I in my youth.
"Hero-Myths & Legends of the British Race" by Maud Isabel Ebbutt
But no fierce joy impelled Oliver to the great deeds that he performed.
"With Spurs of Gold" by Frances Nimmo Greene
Buddha was supposed to have lived many times and there are many tales of his deeds in previous lives.
"A Treasury of Heroes and Heroines" by Clayton Edwards
There is a story of the deed of an augur in his reign which is worth repeating, whether we believe it or not.
"Historic Tales, Volume 11 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
Their own good name and devotion to the clan emulated and held them to deeds of daring.
"An Historical Account of the Settlements of Scotch Highlanders in America" by J. P. MacLean
They go to the purchaser of the land unless specially reserved in the deed.
"The Young Farmer: Some Things He Should Know" by Thomas Forsyth Hunt
The man who stood there knew that it was his doing, and the burden of his deeds bowed him bodily as he stood.
"Casa Braccio, Volumes 1 and 2 (of 2)" by F. Marion Crawford
She told of brave and daring deeds of the heroes of olden times.
"The Later Cave-Men" by Katharine Elizabeth Dopp
I grieve over your doom, for there is no man living that can rival you for courage and bold deeds.
"The Book of Romance" by Various

In poetry:

Has for genius no mercy,
For speeches no heed,—
It lurks in the eyebeam,
It leaps to its deed.
"Tact" by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Go to, go to! for thy very self
Thy deeds were done
Thou for fame, the miser for pelf,
Your end is one!
"My Soul And I" by John Greenleaf Whittier
'Tis not the deeds the loudest lauded
That brightest shine:
There's many a virtue unapplauded,
And yet divine.
"Outward and Inward Virtue" by John Bowring
What! are we not glad-hearted?
Is there no deed to do?
Is not all fear departed
And Spring-tide blossomed new?
"Earth The Healer, Earth The Keeper" by William Morris
But his songs new souls shall thrill,
The loud harps dumb,
And his deed the echoes fill
When the dawn is come.
"On A Poet Patriot" by Thomas MacDonagh
Every word and deed and thought,
To be ordered as it ought,
Must of Thee be train'd and taught,—
Thou guidest;
"Thou Guidest" by Martin Farquhar Tupper

In news:

Commentator Thad Boxx reminds us of the lessons we can learn from this day set aside for tree planting, an action described by Arbor Day 's founder as "faith expressed in a deed".
The assessor 's office will be close to the recorder of deeds, which is on the first floor of the annex.
Combining The Assessor 's And Register Of Deeds Offices- Both Sides Of The Issue.
New Deed Recording Requirement Effective August 1 , 2012.
Virginia Boliek, of Counsel with Dominick Feld Hyde PC, shares new deed requirements effective August 1 , 2012.
The Moore County Register of Deeds Office in Carthage has recorded the following property transfers valued at $50,000 or more.
In 1977 the average price of an AC/DC 'Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap' tour book purchased at an UK concert was about five dollars.
According to District of Columbia tax records, the three-bedroom house at 1335 Independence Court, not far from the Southeast's Lincoln Park, deeded to the residence of Rep Nick J Rahall II (D-W.
For all the Buckeyes did to clean up their act following Jim Tressel's mis deeds, the NCAA came down hard, I thought, on Tuesday.
And the deed was done.
Bald Dirtbags do good deed.
Montco recorder of deeds can pursue litigation By Margaret Gibbons Staff writer
DEED Awards Funding to Help Cities Redevelop Blighted Sites.
The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) awarded the funding to Benson, Eagan, Richfield and St Paul under its Redevelopment Grant Program.
Mankato city hits back after DEED rankings on bonding .

In science:

Higgs-doublet deed they arise in e.g. extension of the SM , relevant also to the MSSM.
On the consistency between the observed amount of CP violation in the K- and Bd-systems within minimal flavor violation
The computational complexity of the above equations is basically O(N 3 ), itly assumed that the matrix λk I N + (cid:80)K deed, this is always the case since λk I N + (cid:80)K due to the need for matrix inversion.
Potential Games for Energy-Efficient Resource Allocation in Multipoint-to-Multipoint CDMA Wireless Data Networks
In the examples that we will treat, canonical simplifiers are in deed available.
Symbolic Analysis for Boundary Problems: From Rewriting to Parametrized Gr\"obner Bases
This is not surprising, as already argued deed expect that perturbative models fail in approaching in Sect. ..
Perturbative Lagrangian Approach to Gravitational Instability
The effective field theory idea can be applied to hadronic physics. deed historically, the origin of the effective field theory idea was in hadronic physics. A Lagrangian is written down in terms of hadron fields, as hadrons are the more appropriate degrees of freedom at low energies.
Meson and Baryon Spectroscopy on a Lattice