Definitions

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

  • adjective Paying close attention; mindful. synonym: careful.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Full of heed; attentive; watchful; cautious; circumspect; wary.
  • Synonyms Observant, mindful, careful, regardful, attentive (to).

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

  • adjective Full of heed; regarding with care; cautious; circumspect; attentive; vigilant.

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  • adjective taking heed
  • adjective paying close attention; mindful

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

  • adjective cautiously attentive
  • adjective giving attention
  • adjective taking heed; giving close and thoughtful attention

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Examples

  • David is heedful upon tract details, as well as will only hint which Larry attempts to get [his estranged wife] Cheryl back, as well as a Seinfeld reunion total prominently in that.

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  • Given how the recovery and rehab has been as heedful media-wise as medically, this reads like a formal re-introduction -- the announcement that, if and as soon as it's humanly possible, Gabby's back in the ring.

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  • “The enlightened ruler is heedful, and the good general full of caution.”

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  • David is heedful upon tract details, as well as will only hint which Larry attempts to get [his estranged wife] Cheryl back, as well as a Seinfeld reunion total prominently in that.

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  • Alan Herbard, younger and less experienced, gritted his teeth and thrust in with all his weight, absolute to make a success of his first command, and perhaps did more execution than was heedful out of pure anxiety.

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  • If, through thought and contemplation, we become heedful of the dangers it poses, we can feel motivated to overcome it.

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  • It is the only way that we will ever get a democratic party that is heedful of the princples that we stand for.

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  • More mornings than not, I'd sit down to a stack of work and find myself unable to focus, unwilling to try, and not particularly heedful about any consequences I might be courting.

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  • Glendinning did but pause a moment to cast a heedful and cautious glance all around the hall, to see that nothing was out of its proper place; then, wishing Tibb good-night, she retired to repose.

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  • Achilles Tatius, who was a heedful observer of all these passages, saw with alarm, that by the last collocation the armed Latins were interposed between the Immortal Guards and the discontented citizens, which made it most probable that the conspiracy was discovered, and that Alexius found he had a good right to reckon upon the assistance of Tancred and his forces in the task of suppressing it.

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  • I try to be full of heed at all times. It is most important to me to keep my heed topped up.

    November 27, 2007

  • I don't keep it topped up so much as take it (from others?) whenever possible.

    November 27, 2007