Definition of indeed adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ɪnˈdiːd//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈdiːd//
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  1. 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. 2  (especially British English) 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. 3(formal, especially British English) used to add information to a statement I don't mind at all. Indeed, I would be delighted to help.
  4. 4(informal, especially British English) used to show that you are surprised at something or that you find something ridiculous A ghost indeed! I've never heard anything so silly.
  5. 5(informal) used when you are repeating a question that somebody has just asked and showing that you do not know the answer ‘Why did he do it?’ ‘Why indeed?’
  6. Word OriginMiddle English: originally as in deed.Idioms
    a friend in need (is a friend indeed)
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    (saying) a friend who gives you help when you need it (is a true friend)
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: indeed