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heed (v.)

Old English hedan "observe; to take care, attend, care for, protect, take charge of," from West Germanic *hodjan (source also of 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.

heed (n.)

"careful attention, notice, regard," early 14c., from heed (v.). Survives only in literary use, in compounds, and as the object of verbs (take heed, etc.).

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Definitions of heed
1
heed (v.)
pay close attention to; give heed to;
Synonyms: mind / listen
2
heed (n.)
paying particular notice (as to children or helpless people);
he spends without heed to the consequences
Synonyms: attentiveness / regard / paying attention
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