From Middle English hēden, from Old English hēdan (“to heed, take care, observe, attend, guard, take charge, take possession, receive”), from Proto-Germanic *hōdijaną (“to heed, guard”), from Proto-Indo-European *kadʰ- (“to heed, protect”). Cognate with West Frisian hoedje (“to heed”), Dutch hoeden (“to heed”), German hüten (“to heed”).
- Careful attention.
- Often used with give, pay or take.
- (transitive) To mind; to regard with care; to take notice of; to attend to; to observe.
- With pleasure Argus the musician heeds.
- 2013 September 23, Masha Gessen, "Life in a Russian Prison," New York Times (retrieved 24 September 2013):
- Tolokonnikova not only tried to adjust to life in the penal colony but she even tried to heed the criticism levied at her by colony representatives during a parole hearing.
- (intransitive, archaic) To pay attention, care.
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heed (plural heeds)
- head (anatomy)
- English: head