[ heed ]
/ hid /
verb (used with object)
to give careful attention to: He did not heed the warning.
verb (used without object)
to give attention; have regard.
careful attention; notice; observation (usually with give or take).
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Origin of heed
before 900; Middle English heden, Old English hēdan; cognate with German hüten to guard, protect; akin to hood1
SYNONYMS FOR heed
OTHER WORDS FROM heed
heed·er, nounun·heed·ed, adjectiveun·heed·ed·ly, adverbun·heed·ing, adjective
Words nearby heed
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Example sentences from the Web for heeder
Like the tree, they never change till the heeder, Death, fells them.
British Dictionary definitions for heeder
/ (hiːd) /
close and careful attention; notice (often in the phrases give, pay, or take heed)
to pay close attention to (someone or something)
Derived forms of heedheeder, nounheedful, adjectiveheedfully, adverbheedfulness, noun
Word Origin for heed
Old English hēdan; related to Old Saxon hōdian, Old High German huoten
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