Heed definition

hēd
To pay attention.
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Close attention; notice.
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To pay attention to; listen to and consider.
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To pay close attention to; take careful notice of.
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To pay attention.
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Close attention; careful notice.
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Heed is defined as to pay close attention to someone or something.

An example of heed is someone listening to and following the advice of their therapist.

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To mind; to regard with care; to take notice of; to attend to; to observe.
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(intransitive, archaic) To pay attention, care.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
heed
Plural:
heeds

Origin of heed

  • Middle English heden from Old English hēdan

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • 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”).

    From Wiktionary