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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.

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. Celia Morgan:

    Ketamine is a well-tolerated drug and can help alleviate the symptoms of depression, with a pilot study suggesting that it could cut alcohol relapse rates by more than half, this trial will allow us to examine whether ketamine, combined with therapy, can indeed help people stay abstinent from alcohol.

  2. Dale Bumpers:

    The The House managers have said shame and embarrassment is no excuse for lying. Well, the question about lying, that's your decision. But I can tell you, you put yourself in President Clinton position, and you've already had this big moral lapse, as to what you would do. We are -- none of us are perfect. Sure, you say, President Clinton should have thought of all that beforehand. And indeed President Clinton should. Just as Adam and Eve should have. Just as you and you and you and you, and millions of other people who have been caught in similar circumstances should have thought of it before. And I say none of us are perfect.

  3. Beth Sanner:

    Some really big choices are coming on what to do on sanctions. Oil and gas sanctions could indeed lead to that backlash. It's a dilemma at this point.

  4. Alexander Kutikov:

    In reality, we are still in the Wild West era with regard to our abilities to accurately assess risks surrounding each disease, indeed, predictive models for cancer prognosis and life expectancy are far from perfect, while effects of many treatments are not wholly known.

  5. Prince Andrew:

    The duke could lobby all he wanted, if indeed he has, but whether he would ever get anything back remains a different situation.

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