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Princeton's WordNet

  1. indeed, soadverb

    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!"

  2. indeedadverb

    (used as an interjection) an expression of surprise or skepticism or irony etc.

    "Wants to marry the butler? Indeed!"


  1. indeedadverb

    truly; in fact; actually

    Indeed, he made several misplays.

  2. indeedadverb

    In fact.

    As a soccer player he is terrible indeed.

  3. indeedinterjection

    indicates emphatic agreement

    "I'm a great runner." "Indeed!"

  4. Etymology: From indede, equivalent to (similar to in fact). Compare also inderdaad and in der Tat. More at in, deed.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Indeedadverb

    Etymology: in and deed.

    Yet loving indeed, and therefore constant. Philip Sidney.

    Though such assemblies be had indeed for religion's sake, hurtful nevertheless they may prove, as well in regard of their fitness to serve the turn of hereticks, and such as privily will venture to instil their poison into new minds. Richard Hooker.

    Some, who have not deserved judgment of death, have been for their goods sake caught up and carried streight to the bough: a thing indeed very pitiful and horrible. Edmund Spenser.

    Then didst thou utter, I am yours for ever;
    'Tis grace indeed. William Shakespeare.

    Borrows, in mean affairs, his subjects pains;
    But things of weight and consequence indeed,
    Himself doth in his chamber them debate. Davies.

    Such sons of Abraham, how highly soever they may have the luck to be thought of, are far from being Israelites indeed. South.

    I were a beast, indeed, to do you wrong,
    I who have lov'd and honour'd you so long. Dryden.

    This limitation, indeed, of our author, will save those the labour who would look for Adam's heir amongst the race of brutes; but will very little contribute to the discovery of one next heir amongst men. John Locke.

    There is nothing in the world more generally dreaded, and yet less to be feared, than death: indeed, for those unhappy men whose hopes terminate in this life, no wonder if the prospect of another seems terrible and amazing. William Wake.

    This is indeed more criminal in thee. William Shakespeare.

    I said I thought it was confederacy between the juggler and the two servants; tho' indeed I had no reason so to think. Francis Bacon.

    Some sons indeed, some very few we see,
    Who keep themselves from this infection free. John Dryden.

    There is indeed no greater pleasure in visiting these magazines of war, after one has seen two or three of them. Addis.

    Against these forces were prepared to the number of near one hundred ships; not so great of bulk indeed but of a more nimble motion. Francis Bacon, War with Spain.


  1. Indeed

    Indeed is an American worldwide employment website for job listings launched in November 2004. It is an independent subsidiary of Japan's Recruit Co. Ltd. and is co-headquartered in Austin, Texas, and Stamford, Connecticut, with additional offices around the world. As a single-topic search engine, it is also an example of vertical search. Indeed is currently available in over 60 countries and 28 languages. In October 2010, Indeed.com passed Monster.com to become the highest-traffic job website in the United States.The site aggregates job listings from thousands of websites, including job boards, staffing firms, associations, and company career pages. They generate revenue by selling premium job posting and resume features to employers and companies hiring. In 2011, Indeed began allowing job seekers to apply directly to jobs on Indeed's site and offering resume posting and storage.


  1. indeed

    Indeed is an adverb that means "in truth; in fact; really; in reality." It is used to affirm or emphasize the truth of a statement, confirming that something is correct or accurate. It can also be used to express agreement or to add emphasis to a point.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Indeedadverb

    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 right. (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

  2. Etymology: [Prep. in + deed.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Indeed

    in-dēd′, adv. in fact: in truth: in reality. It emphasises an affirmation, marks a qualifying word or clause, a concession or admission, or, used as an interj., it expresses surprise or interrogation.


  1. Indeed

    Indeed is the #1 job site worldwide, available in more than 50 countries and 26 languages, and covering 94% of global GDP. With more than 100 million monthly unique visitors, Indeed has double the traffic of the next leading job site. According to a recent study, Indeed is the #1 source of external hire for employers (SilkRoad, 2013). Since 2004, Indeed has given job seekers free access to millions of jobs from thousands of company websites and job boards. As the leading pay for performance recruitment advertising network, Indeed drives millions of targeted applicants to jobs in every field and is the most cost-effective source of candidates for thousands of companies.Founded by Paul Forster and Rony Kahan, Indeed has over 800 employees with offices in Austin, Dublin, London, San Mateo, New York and Stamford.

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'indeed' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #511

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'indeed' in Written Corpus Frequency: #525

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'indeed' in Adverbs Frequency: #70

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of indeed in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of indeed in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of indeed in a Sentence

  1. Jenny Radesky:

    In many cases, these parental worries are indeed part of a normative developmental stage( such as, for example, their child waking up a few times during the night, or having problems falling asleep) but still it would be beneficial to know that, and parents could feel more relaxed ; but in other cases, these are indeed part of a developmental problem.

  2. Donald Trump:

    And I will tell you -- one thing I know about NASCAR, they do indeed, Brian, stand for the playing of the national anthem, right.

  3. Tulsi Gabbard:

    If President Assad is indeed guilty of this horrible chemical attack on innocent civilians, I will be the first to call for his prosecution and execution by the International Criminal Court.

  4. Executive Maxime Saada:

    Indeed, we had started negotiations with our Spanish-Chinese friends that were more or less similar. But they stumbled on financial issues.

  5. Amber Melville-Brown:

    Jamie Spears is an icon with a fan base so loyal that they may well through their vocal campaigns have served to boost Jamie Spears confidence sufficiently to give Jamie Spears the courage to speak out, we don't know the truth of the sensational claims made and indeed many of them are denied on both sides. But her currency is unlikely harmed by these highly publicized events, and more likely enhanced by them.

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