Origin of heedMiddle English heden from Old English hedan ( from an unverified form hodjan: akin to German hüten) from base of hod (see hood) in the sense “care, keeping, protection”: for Indo-European base see hat
An example of heed is someone listening to and following the advice of their therapist.
verbheed·ed, heed·ing, heeds
Origin of heedMiddle English heden from Old English hēdan
- Often used with give, pay or take.
(third-person singular simple present heeds, present participle heeding, simple past and past participle heeded)
From Middle English hēden, from Old English hēdan (“to heed, take care, observe, attend, guard, take charge, take possession, receive”), from Proto-Germanic *hōdijaną (“to heed, guard”), from Proto-Indo-European *kadʰ- (“to heed, protect”). Cognate with West Frisian hoedje (“to heed”), Dutch hoeden (“to heed”), German hüten (“to heed”).
- "This is because you did not heed my advice," Darkyn hissed.
- He paid no heed to the words that were droning on, until a name riveted him to attention.
- Arnie clutched at her bloodied hand, too maddened to heed his danger.
- It offered them compensation in money, and when this was declined, took no heed of their protests.
- He paid it no heed, instead fascinated by the feel of her frame.