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Meaning of HEED

Pronunciation:  heed

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  paying particular notice (as to children or helpless people); "his attentiveness to her wishes"; "he spends without heed to the consequences"
  2. [v]  pay close attention to; give heed to; "Heed the advice of the old men"

HEED is a 4 letter word that starts with H.


 Synonyms: attentiveness, listen, mind, paying attention, regard
 Antonyms: heedlessness, inattentiveness
 See Also: advertence, advertency, attending, attention, obey



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Heed\ (h[=e]d), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Heeded}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Heeding}.] [OE. heden, AS. h[=e]dan; akin to OS.
    h[=o]dian, D. hoeden, Fries. hoda, OHG. huoten, G. h["u]ten,
    Dan. hytte. [root]13. Cf. {Hood}.]
    To mind; to regard with care; to take notice of; to attend
    to; to observe.
          With pleasure Argus the musician heeds.  --Dryden.
    Syn: To notice; regard; mind. See {Attend}, v. t.
  2. \Heed\, v. i.
    To mind; to consider.
  3. \Heed\, n.
    1. Attention; notice; observation; regard; -- often with give
       or take.
             With wanton heed and giddy cunning.   --Milton.
             Amasa took no heed to the sword that was in Joab's
             hand.                                 --2 Sam. xx.
             Birds give more heed and mark words more than
             beasts.                               --Bacon.
    2. Careful consideration; obedient regard.
             Therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed to
             the things which we have heard.       --Heb. ii. 1.
    3. A look or expression of heading. [R.]
             He did it with a serious mind; a heed Was in his
             countenance.                          --Shak.
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