Definitions for: Heed

[n] paying particular notice (as to children or helpless people); "his attentiveness to her wishes"; "he spends without heed to the consequences"
[v] pay close attention to; give heed to; "Heed the advice of the old men"

Webster (1913) Definition: Heed (h[=e]d), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Heeded; p. pr. & vb.
n. Heeding.] [OE. heden, AS. h[=e]dan; akin to OS.
h[=o]dian, D. hoeden, Fries. hoda, OHG. huoten, G. h["u]ten,
Dan. hytte. [root]13. Cf. Hood.]
To mind; to regard with care; to take notice of; to attend
to; to observe.

With pleasure Argus the musician heeds. --Dryden.

Syn: To notice; regard; mind. See Attend, v. t.

Heed, v. i.
To mind; to consider.

Heed, n.
1. Attention; notice; observation; regard; -- often with give
or take.

With wanton heed and giddy cunning. --Milton.

Amasa took no heed to the sword that was in Joab's
hand. --2 Sam. xx.

Birds give more heed and mark words more than
beasts. --Bacon.

2. Careful consideration; obedient regard.

Therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed to
the things which we have heard. --Heb. ii. 1.

3. A look or expression of heading. [R.]

He did it with a serious mind; a heed Was in his
countenance. --Shak.

Synonyms: attentiveness, listen, mind, paying attention, regard

Antonyms: heedlessness, inattentiveness

See Also: advertence, advertency, attending, attention, obey

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