Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive verb To pay attention to; listen to and consider.
  • intransitive verb To pay attention.
  • noun Close attention; notice.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To give attention to; regard with care; take notice of; observe; consider.
  • To attend; observe; pay attention.
  • noun Careful attention; notice; observation; regard: usually with give or take.
  • noun The quality or state of attentiveness; the habit of serious consideration.
  • noun An obsolete form of head.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To mind; to regard with care; to take notice of; to attend to; to observe.
  • noun Attention; notice; observation; regard; -- often with give or take.
  • noun Careful consideration; obedient regard.
  • noun rare A look or expression of heading.
  • intransitive verb To mind; to consider.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Careful attention.
  • verb transitive To mind; to regard with care; to take notice of; to attend to; to observe.
  • verb intransitive, archaic To pay attention, care.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb pay close attention to; give heed to
  • noun paying particular notice (as to children or helpless people)

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English heden, from Old English hēdan.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Old English hēdan, from Proto-Germanic *hōdijanan. Cognate with Dutch hoeden, German hüten.

Examples

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  • Heed his words of wisdom

    December 20, 2006

  • or in doric, head

    July 18, 2007