Word of the Day: Deed

deed /dēd/, noun:

1. an action that is performed intentionally or consciously

A thousand words will not leave so deep an impression as one deed.” Henrik Ibsen, 1828 – 1906

Just as treasures are uncovered from the earth, so virtue appears from good deeds, and wisdom appears from a pure and peaceful mind. To walk safely through the maze of human life, one needs the light of wisdom and the guidance of virtue.” Buddha

It takes many good deeds to build a good reputation, and only one bad one to lose it.” Benjamin Franklin, 1706 – 1790

2. a legal document by which a person transfers land or property to another

example: The Duke of York transferred a deed to William Penn which granted him the town of New Castle and all the land comprised within a twelve mile radius.

pictured: Students from Jackson Intermediate School flipping through their new dictionaries donated by the Rotary Club of Jackson, AL.