- to give careful attention to: He did not heed the warning.
- to give attention; have regard.
- careful attention; notice; observation (usually with give or take).
Origin of heed
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Antonyms for heed
Related Words for unheededdiscarded, neglected, overlooked, rejected, unnoticed, unconsidered, ignored, slighted, unobserved
Examples from the Web for unheeded
Contemporary Examples of unheeded
It has become part of the unheeded architecture of the everyday.Geoff Dyer's 'The Missing of the Somme' Reconsidered
November 11, 2011
Historical Examples of unheeded
This was the commanding verdict of the people, and it will not be unheeded.
Though her presence was altogether an intrusion, it was unheeded.The Last of the Mohicans
James Fenimore Cooper
She sat there and thought, and the wind still struck upon her unheeded.Tiverton Tales
His spectacles fell from his nose into his lap and lay there unheeded.Thankful's Inheritance
Joseph C. Lincoln
Mr. Ginn, who seemed a trifle suspicious, called after him, but the call was unheeded.Cap'n Dan's Daughter
Joseph C. Lincoln
- noticed or heard but disregarded
- close and careful attention; notice (often in the phrases give, pay, or take heed)
- to pay close attention to (someone or something)
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.