verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of heed
Synonyms for heed
Antonyms for heed
Examples from the Web for heeder
Historical Examples of heeder
Like the tree, they never change till the heeder, Death, fells them.
Word Origin for heed
"attention, notice, regard," early 14c., apparently from heed (v.). Survives only in literal use and as the object of verbs (take heed, etc.).
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.