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indeed Explained

indeed at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


indeed at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

c.1330, in dede "in fact, in truth," from O.E. d?id (see deed). Written as two words till c.1600. As an interjection, 1598; as an expression of surprise or disgust, 1834. Emphatic form in yes (or no) indeedy attested from 1856, Amer.Eng. ///

indeed at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

adv [Date: 1300-1400; Origin: in + deed]//
1 [sentence adverb] used to emphasize a statement or answer: --The blood tests prove that Vince is indeed the father.// --'Would it help if you had an assistant?' 'It would indeed.'//
2 [sentence adverb] formal used to introduce an additional statement that emphasizes or supports what you have just said: --I didn't mind at all. Indeed, I was pleased.//
3 especially BrE used with 'very' and an adjective or adverb to emphasize a statement or description: --Most of the essays were very good indeed.// --Thank you very much indeed.//
4 spoken especially BrE used to show that you are surprised or annoyed by something that someone has just told you: --'He said he was too busy to see you.' 'Did he, indeed?'//
5 why/how/who etc indeed?: spoken used when someone has asked you a question, to show that you do not know the answer and you do not think there can be a satisfactory answer// --'Why would John have left without saying a word?' 'Why indeed?'// --'How can anyone justify such shameful behaviour?' 'How indeed?'//

indeed at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

125 Moby Thesaurus words for "indeed":
OK, Roger, a fortiori, above all, absolutely, actually,
all joking aside, all right, all the more, alright, alrighty, amen,
and no mistake, as you say, assuredly, at all events, at any rate,
aye, by all means, certainly, chiefly, clearly, da, decidedly,
decisively, definitely, demonstrably, distinctly, dominantly,
doubtlessly, easily, especially, even, ever so, exactly, factually,
fine, first of all, for a certainty, for a fact, for certain,
for real, for sure, forsooth, good, good enough, hear,
historically, in all conscience, in chief, in fact, in reality,
in the main, in truth, in very sooth, indeedy, indubitably, ja,
just so, mainly, mais oui, manifestly, more than ever,
most assuredly, most certainly, mostly, naturally, naturellement,
nay, never so, no end, nothing else but, noticeably, observably,
obviously, of a truth, of course, okay, oui, particularly,
patently, peculiarly, positively, precisely, predominantly,
primarily, principally, quite, rather, really, really-truly, right,
righto, sensibly, seriously, still, still more, sure, sure thing,
surely, to a certainty, to be sure, truly, truthfully,
unambiguously, undeniably, undoubtedly, unequivocally,
unmistakably, verily, veritably, very well, visibly, well and good,
why yes, with truth, without doubt, yea, yeah, yep, yes,
yes indeed, yes indeedy, yes sir, yes sirree

indeed at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[ADV] (Existence): actually, in fact, in point of fact, really, in reality, indeed, de facto, ipso facto.

[ADV] (Greatness): {in a great or high degree}: greatly, much, well, indeed, very, very much, a great deal, no end of, most, not a little, pretty, pretty well, enough, in great measure, richly, to a large extent, to a great extent, on a large scale, so, never so, ever so, mighty, powerfully, in the extreme, extremely, exceedingly, intensely, exquisitely, acutely, indefinitely, immeasurably, beyond compare, beyond comparison, beyond measure, beyond all bounds, incalculably, infinitely.

indeed at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

1 used to emphasize a positive statement or answer:
'Was he very angry?' 'Indeed he was.' * 'Do you agree?' 'Indeed I do / Yes, indeed.' * 'You said you'd help?' 'I did indeed-yes.' * It is indeed a remarkable achievement.
2 (especially BrE) used after very and an adjective or adverb to emphasize a statement, description, etc:
Thank you very much indeed! * I was very sad indeed to hear of your father's death.
3 (formal, especially BrE) used to add information to a statement:
I don't mind at all. Indeed, I would be delighted to help.
4 (spoken, especially BrE) used to show that you are surprised at sth or that you find sth ridiculous:
A ghost indeed! I've never heard anything so silly.
5 (spoken) used when you are repeating a question that sb has just asked and showing that you do not know the answer:
'Why did he do it?' 'Why indeed?'

Indeed at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Indeed \In*deed"\, adv. [Prep. in + deed.]
In reality; in truth; in fact; verily; truly; -- used in a
variety of sense. Esp.:
(a) Denoting emphasis; as, indeed it is so.
(b) Denoting concession or admission; as, indeed, you are
(c) Denoting surprise; as, indeed, is it you? Its meaning is
not intrinsic or fixed, but depends largely on the form
of expression which it accompanies.

indeed at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

adv 1: in truth (often tends to intensify); "they said the car
would break down and indeed it did"; "it is very cold
indeed"; "was indeed grateful"; "indeed, the rain may
still come"; "he did so do it!" [syn: {so}]
2: (used as an interjection) an expression of surprise or
skepticism or irony etc.; "Wants to marry the butler?

indeed at English (WD) Of Explained:


Alternative forms

* endeed Inter: qualifier » obsolete


From Inter: etyl » enm Inter: term » indede|lang=enm, equivalent to Inter: prefix » in|deed|lang=- (similar to in fact). Compare also Inter: etyl » nl|- Inter: term » inderdaad||indeed|lang=nl and Inter: etyl » de|- Inter: term » in der Tat||indeed|lang=de. More at Inter: l » en|in, Inter: l » en|deed.


* Inter: IPA » /ɪnˈdiːd/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /In"di:d/
  • Inter: audio » en-us-indeed.ogg|Audio (US)
  • Inter: rhymes » iːd
  • Inter: hyphenation » in|deed


    Inter: en-adv » -

  • Inter: context » modal truly; in fact; actually
    1. : Indeed, he made several misplays.
    2. Inter: RQ:Schuster Hepaticae V » vii
    3. : With fresh material, taxonomic conclusions are leavened by recognition that the material examined reflects the site it occupied; a herbarium packet gives one only a small fraction of the data desirable for sound conclusions. Herbarium material does not, indeed, allow one to extrapolate safely: what you see is what you getInter: .. » .
    4. Inter: context » degree|after the adjective modified In fact.
    5. : As a soccer player he is terrible indeed.


      * Inter: sense » actually certainly, definitely, in fact, indubitably, really, surely, truly, undoubtedly


      Inter: trans-top » modal: truly; in fact; actually

  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: Inter: t- » cmn|的確|sc=Hani, Inter: t- » cmn|的确|tr=díquè|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|事實上|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|事实上|tr=shìshíshàng|sc=Hani, Inter: t- » cmn|確實|sc=Hani, Inter: t- » cmn|确实|tr=quèshí|sc=Hani
  • Czech: Inter: t+ » cs|vskutku
  • Danish: Inter: t- » da|sandelig
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|inderdaad, Inter: t+ » nl|daadwerkelijk
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|todella, Inter: t- » fi|tosiaan, Inter: t- » fi|oikeasti
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|certainement, Inter: t+ » fr|vraiment, Inter: t+ » fr|en effet
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|in der Tat
  • Ido: Inter: t+ » io|fakte
  • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|infatti

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Latin: Inter: t+ » la|quidem
    • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|навистина|tr=navístina, Inter: t- » mk|баш|tr=baš
    • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|naprawdę, Inter: t- » pl|w rzeczy samej
    • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|de fato, Inter: t+ » pt|realmente
    • Romanian: Inter: t+ » ro|într-adevăr
    • Russian: в самом деле (v sámom déle), действительно (dejstvítelno), правда (právda), точно (tóchno'')
    • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|gu dearbh
    • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|de hecho, Inter: t+ » es|realmente, Inter: t- » es|efectivamente, Inter: t+ » es|verdaderamente, Inter: t- » es|en realidad, Inter: t- » es|de veras, Inter: t- » es|sin duda, Inter: t- » es|en verdad, Inter: t- » es|en efecto

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » degree: in fact
    • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|naprawdę, Inter: t- » pl|w rzeczy samej
    • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|realmente

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|de hecho, Inter: t+ » es|realmente, Inter: t- » es|efectivamente, Inter: t+ » es|verdaderamente

  • Inter: trans-botto » m


    Inter: en-inter » j
  • indicates emphatic agreement
    1. : "Im a great runner." "Indeed!"''


      * absolutely

  • indubitably
  • okay
  • sure thing


    Inter: trans-top » indication of agreement
  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: Inter: t- » cmn|就是|tr=jiùshì|sc=Hani, Inter: t- » cmn|確實|sc=Hani, Inter: t- » cmn|确实|tr=quèshí|sc=Hani
  • Dutch: inderdaad, en of
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|aivan, Inter: t- » fi|totta
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|bien sûr, Inter: t+ » fr|certes, Inter: t+ » fr|en effet
  • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|секако|tr=sékako

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Russian: в самом деле (v sámom déle), действительно (dejstvítelno), правда (právda), точно (tóchno'')
    • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|gu dearbh
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|claro, Inter: t- » es|por supuesto, Inter: t- » es|desde luego, Inter: t- » es|efectivamente, Inter: t- » es|de veras, Inter: t- » es|en efecto, Inter: t- » es|en verdad, Inter: t- » es|sin duda, Inter: t- » es|de hecho

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: checktrans-to » p
    • Inter: ttbc » af: inderdaad
    • Inter: ttbc » ca: certament,veritablement
    • Inter: ttbc » ceb: tinuod, mao, gayod
    • Inter: ttbc » eo: fakte
    • Inter: ttbc » de: allerdings, gewiss, in der Tat

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Inter: ttbc » it: infatti
  • Inter: ttbc » la: vere, quidem
  • Inter: ttbc » pt: certamente; em fato
  • Inter: ttbc » te: నిజంగానే (nijaMgaanae)

  • Inter: trans-botto » m


    * Inter: rank » children|English|sure|321|indeed|leave|rest|2

    External links

    * indeed at [ The Septic's Companion: A British Slang Dictionary]


    * denied
    Category: Category:English conjunctive adverbs -
    Category: Category:English degree adverbs -
    Category: Category:English modal adverbs -
    Translation: cs » indeed
    Translation: et » indeed
    Translation: el » indeed
    Translation: es » indeed
    Translation: fr » indeed
    Translation: ko » indeed
    Translation: io » indeed
    Translation: it » indeed
    Translation: kn » indeed
    Translation: ku » indeed
    Translation: li » indeed
    Translation: hu » indeed
    Translation: mg » indeed
    Translation: ml » indeed
    Translation: my » indeed
    Translation: ja » indeed
    Translation: oc » indeed
    Translation: pl » indeed
    Category: simple:indeed -
    Translation: fi » indeed
    Translation: sv » indeed
    Translation: ta » indeed
    Translation: te » indeed
    Translation: vi » indeed
    Translation: zh » indeed