from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To pay attention to; listen to and consider: "He did not heed my gibes, and chattered on” ( Sean O'Faolain).
- intransitive v. To pay attention.
- n. Close attention; notice.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Careful attention.
- v. To mind; to regard with care; to take notice of; to attend to; to observe.
- v. To pay attention, care.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To mind; to regard with care; to take notice of; to attend to; to observe.
- intransitive v. To mind; to consider.
- n. Attention; notice; observation; regard; -- often with give or take.
- n. Careful consideration; obedient regard.
- n. A look or expression of heading.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To give attention to; regard with care; take notice of; observe; consider.
- To attend; observe; pay attention.
- n. Careful attention; notice; observation; regard: usually with give or take.
- n. The quality or state of attentiveness; the habit of serious consideration.
- n. An obsolete form of head.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. pay close attention to; give heed to
- n. paying particular notice (as to children or helpless people)
Middle English heden, from Old English hēdan.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Old English hēdan, from Proto-Germanic *hōdijanan. Cognate with Dutch hoeden, German hüten. (Wiktionary)