verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of heed
Examples from the Web for heed
When it comes to educating our children, Congress should heed that message, not ignore it.The ‘No Child’ Rewrite Threatens Your Kids’ Future|Jonah Edelman|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
But now, Obama should heed his call for a ‘service year’ and get on board.It’s Time for Obama to Heed McChrystal’s Call for the ‘Service Year’|Jonathan Alter|June 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
TMZ should show some decency and heed the plea Krizya Fuqua.TMZ Makes Tragedy Porn Out of Tracy Morgan’s Gruesome Car Accident|Dean Obeidallah|June 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Failing that, Hillary Clinton should heed his findings about wealth and inequality—and take on the crisis head on.Real Vs. Republican Populism: How to Win the War on Inequality|Michael Tomasky|April 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Evidently, they gave no heed to the political effects such lies would have in the West.
She took no heed of her flimsy, incongruous dress, her fatigue, her need of sleep.The False Chevalier|William Douw Lighthall
The government did not heed them, but made their demands more arrogant, seeming to take the Egyptian taskmasters as their guide.A History of the City of Brooklyn and Kings County Volume II|Stephen M. Ostrander
The dogs of the camp perceived them, and barked; but the Indians fortunately, took no heed of their clamor.The Adventures of Captain Bonneville|Washington Irving
For a moment Drake paid no heed to it; then suddenly its significance struck upon him.Nell, of Shorne Mills|Charles Garvice
But you, take you heed; go you home again; it is not safe for you here.Early Plays|Henrik Ibsen
Word Origin for heed
Old English hedan "to heed, observe; to take care, attend," from West Germanic *hodjan (cf. Old Saxon hodian, Old Frisian hoda, Middle Dutch and Dutch hoeden, Old High German huotan, German hüten "to guard, watch"), from PIE *kadh- "to shelter, cover" (see hat). Related: Heeded; heeding.
"attention, notice, regard," early 14c., apparently from heed (v.). Survives only in literal use and as the object of verbs (take heed, etc.).