An example of heed is someone listening to and following the advice of their therapist.
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
verbheed·ed, heed·ing, heeds
Origin of heedMiddle English heden, from Old English h&emacron;dan.
- 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”).