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[heed; unstressed eed] /hid; unstressed id/
contraction of he had.
contraction of he would.
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Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Even if they hed we would not hev heard it, fur the wind and the surf beatin' on the reef would hev drowned it.

    The Call Of The South Louis Becke
  • But I feared I hed; but whether I hed or not, it would have been all the same with me.

    Field and Forest Oliver Optic
  • But Neale might have saved himself the walk to Hickton if hed found this out last night.

  • They'd a' been at Wildcat last Friday ef we hedn't skeered 'em so.

    The Red Acorn John McElroy
  • She hed 'long with her another performer, a darn good-looker, too, as near as I could make out in the dark.

    Beth Norvell Randall Parrish
  • But hed hardly attack a party as large as ours, cried Lindley.

  • I hed it fro' one o' t'workmen last neet; I hed a pint or two, or it might be three, wi' him.

    The Root of All Evil J. S. Fletcher
  • In hopes that hed return and free us from our lonely plight.

    Cobwebs from a Library Corner John Kendrick Bangs
  • hed go to the front door, and boldly ask whether doughnuts were wanted.

    Joan of the Journal Helen Diehl Olds
British Dictionary definitions for hed


/hiːd; unstressed iːd; hɪd; ɪd/
he had or he would
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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