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indeed (so)

Definition:

in truth (often tends to intensify)

Class:

adverb (modifies a verb, adjective, or other adverb)

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Usage examples:

  • they said the car would break down and indeed it did
  • it's very cold indeed
  • was indeed grateful
  • indeed, the rain may still come

Synonyms:

so

Etymology:

in dede "in fact, in truth", from Old English dæd. Written as two words till...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

All senses of indeed...

Definition references

Wikipedia:

Indeed.com

an employment-related metasearch engine for job listings launched in November 2004. As a single-topic search engine, it's also an example of vertical search. Indeed is currently available in 53 countries and 26 languages. In 2010, Indeed surpassed ... (37 of 475 words, 1 image)

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Collins Dictionary:

indeed | certainly [synonym, sense-specific] | actually [synonym, sense-specific]

certainly; actually | (intensifier) | or rather; what is more | an expression of doubt, surprise, etc (14 of 528 words, 4 definitions, 12 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/indeed

Macmillan British Dictionary:

indeed

used for emphasizing the meaning of "very" | [formal] used for adding a statement that supports and increases the effect of what you have just said | ... (25 of 283 words, 5 definitions, 10 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/indeed

Oxford Dictionary:

indeed | forsooth [sentence adverb, archaic, humorous, often ironic]

used to emphasize a statement or response confirming something already suggested | used to emphasize a description | used to introduce a further and ... (22 of 135 words, 5 definitions, 6 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/indeed

Merriam-Webster:

indeed | truly [synonym, sense-specific] | undeniably [synonym, sense-specific] | all right [synonym, sense-specific] | alright [synonym, sense-specific] | assuredly [synonym, sense-specific] | certainly [synonym, sense-specific] | clearly [synonym, sense-specific] | definitely [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

without any question; "truly", "undeniably" [often used interjectionally to express irony or disbelief or surprise] | in reality | all things ... (19 of 131 words, 3 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/indeed

Cambridge Dictionary:

indeed [entry 1]

really or certainly, often used to emphasize something | used to express that something is correct | used to add some extra information which develops ... (23 of 100 words, 3 definitions, 8 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/indeed 1

indeed [entry 2]

used to express surprise, anger, or lack of belief or interest (11 of 33 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/indeed 2

Random House Dictionary:

indeed

in fact; in reality; in truth; truly (used for emphasis, to confirm and ... | (used as an expression of surprise, incredulity, irony, etc.). (23 of 63 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/indeed

American Heritage Dictionary:

indeed

Without a doubt; certainly | In fact; in reality | Used to express surprise, skepticism, or irony. (15 of 52 words, 3 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/indeed

Wiktionary:

indeed | certes [archaic] | verily [archaic] | of course [archaic] | quotha [archaic] | forsooth [archaic] | endeed [obsolete, sense-specific] | certainly [synonym, sense-specific] | definitely [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

[modal] truly; in fact; actually | [degree, after the adjective modified] In fact. | indicates emphatic agreement (15 of 47 words, 3 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/indeed

New World Dictionary:

indeed

certainly; truly; admittedly: often used for emphasis or confirmation ; or, in questions, to seek confirmation | used to express surprise, doubt, ... (21 of 43 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/indeed

Britannica Encyclopedia:

so [Japanese tax]

in early Japan, a land tax levied by the central government per unit of allotted land. It was introduced during the Taika reforms and fully ... (25 of 90 words)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/1574306​/so

Encarta Dictionary:

indeed

an adverb indicating agreement with or confirmation of something | introduces a statement that strengthens or adds to a point just made | gives ... (22 of 97 words, 4 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861620797​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

indeed

First use: early 14th century

Origin: in dede "in fact, in truth", from Old English dæd. Written as two words till about 1600. As an interjection, 1590s; as an expression of ... (28 of 44 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=indeed

Wiktionary:

indeed

Origin: Middle English indede, equivalent to in- + deed (similar to in fact). Compare also Dutch inderdaad ("indeed") and German in der Tat ("indeed"). More at in, deed.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/indeed

American Heritage Dictionary:

indeed

Origin: Middle English in dede, in fact: in, in; see "in" [entry 1] + dede, deed, fact; see "deed".

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/indeed

New World Dictionary:

indeed

Origin: Middle English indede: see "in", and "deed"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/indeed

Oxford Dictionary:

indeed

Origin: Middle English: originally as in deed

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/indeed

Encarta Dictionary:

indeed

First use: 14th century

Origin: in [entry 1] + deed

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861620797​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Wiktionary:

indeed

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "indeed"

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Collins Dictionary:

indeed

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "indeed"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/indeed

Macmillan British Dictionary:

indeed

Audio: British English pronunciation of "indeed"

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Macmillan American Dictionary:

indeed

Audio: North American pronunciation of "indeed"

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Cambridge Dictionary:

indeed [entry 1]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "indeed"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "indeed"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/indeed 1

the Free Dictionary:

indeed

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "indeed"

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Google Dictionary:

indeed

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

indeed

Audio: North American pronunciation of "indeed"

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YourDictionary Audio:

indeed

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "indeed" by speech synthesizer

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freedictionary.org:

indeed

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