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heed

noun

verb

Etymology summary

[verb] Old English hedan "to heed, observe; to take care, attend", ... | [noun]...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

Definition references

Collins Dictionary:

heed | heeder [noun, derived]

close and careful attention; notice (often in the phrases give, pay,; take heed) | to pay close attention to (someone or something) (21 of 548 words, 2 definitions, 9 usage examples, pronunciation)

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Merriam-Webster:

heed [entry 1, verb] | mind [synonym, sense-specific] | follow [synonym, sense-specific] | listen [synonym, sense-specific] | note [synonym, sense-specific] | observe [synonym, sense-specific] | regard [synonym, sense-specific] | watch [synonym, sense-specific] | disregard [antonym, sense-specific] | ...

to pay attention | to give consideration or attention to; "mind" (10 of 245 words, 2 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

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heed [entry 2, noun] | attention [synonym] | notice [synonym] | advertence [synonym] | advertency [synonym] | awareness [synonym] | cognizance [synonym] | consciousness [synonym] | ear [synonym] | ...

"attention", "notice" (2 of 225 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

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Oxford Dictionary:

heed

pay attention to; take notice of | careful attention (8 of 72 words, 2 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

heed [transitive, formal] | heeded [past tense] | heeding [present participle] | heeds [3rd-person singular present]

to consider someone's advice or warning and do what they suggest (11 of 51 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/heed

heed [noun] | pay heed to

"pay heed to": [formal] to give careful attention to someone's advice or warning (13 of 42 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

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New World Dictionary:

heed | heedful [adjective, related]

to pay close attention to; take careful notice of | to pay attention | close attention; careful notice (16 of 51 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

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Wiktionary:

heed | heeded [past tense] | heeding [present participle] | heeds [3rd-person singular present] | attention [synonym, sense-specific] | notice [synonym, sense-specific] | observation [synonym, sense-specific] | regard [synonym, sense-specific]

Careful attention. | [transitive] To mind; to regard with care; to take notice of; to attend to; to observe. | [intransitive, archaic] To pay attention, care. (24 of 49 words, 3 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

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American Heritage Dictionary:

heed | heeded [past tense] | heeding [present participle] | heeds [3rd-person singular present]

To pay attention to; listen to and consider | To pay attention. | Close attention; notice. (14 of 44 words, 3 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

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Random House Dictionary:

heed

to give careful attention to. | to give attention; have regard. | careful attention; notice; observation (usually with "give" or "take"). (19 of 32 words, 3 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

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Cambridge Dictionary:

heed [entry 1, formal]

to pay attention to something, especially advice or a warning (10 of 30 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/heed 1

heed [entry 2, formal]

attention (1 of 21 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

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Encarta Dictionary:

heed | heeded [past tense] | heeding [present participle] | heeds [3rd-person singular present]

to give serious attention to a warning or advice and take it into account when acting | serious attention paid to somebody or to something such as a ... (27 of 71 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861617205​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

heed

First use: early 14th century

Origin: [verb] Old English hedan "to heed, observe; to take care, attend", ... | [noun] "attention, notice, regard", apparently from "heed" (verb). ... (23 of 67 etymology words)

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Wiktionary:

heed | heeded [past tense] | heeding [present participle] | heeds [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Middle English hēden, from Old English hēdan ("to heed, take care, observe, attend, guard, take charge, take possession, receive"), from Proto-Germanic *hōdijaną ("to heed, guard"), from Proto-Indo-European *kadʰ-... (28 of 46 etymology words)

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New World Dictionary:

heed

Origin: Middle English heden from Old English hedan ( from *hodjan: akin to German hüten) from base of hod (see "hood") in ... (21 of 26 etymology words)

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Oxford Dictionary:

heed

Origin: Old English hēdan, of West Germanic origin; related to Dutch hoeden and German hüten

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Collins Dictionary:

heed

Origin: Old English hēdan; related to Old Saxon hōdian, Old High German huoten

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/heed

American Heritage Dictionary:

heed | heeded [past tense] | heeding [present participle] | heeds [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Middle English heden, from Old English hēdan.

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Merriam-Webster:

heed [entry 1, verb]

First use: before 12th century

Origin: Middle English, from Old English hēdan; akin to Old High German huota guard, Old English hōd hood

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Encarta Dictionary:

heed | heeded [past tense] | heeding [present participle] | heeds [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Old English hēdan from Germanic

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861617205​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Wiktionary:

heed | heeded [past tense] | heeding [present participle] | heeds [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "heed"

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Collins Dictionary:

heed

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "heed"

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

heed [transitive, formal] | heeded [past tense] | heeding [present participle] | heeds [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "heed"

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heed [noun]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "heed"

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Macmillan American Dictionary:

heed [transitive, formal] | heeded [past tense] | heeding [present participle] | heeds [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "heed"

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heed [noun]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "heed"

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Cambridge Dictionary:

heed [entry 1, formal]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "heed"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "heed"

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the Free Dictionary:

heed

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "heed"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "heed"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "heed" by speech synthesizer

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Google Dictionary:

heed | heeded [past tense] | heeding [present participle] | heeds [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: English pronunciation of "heed"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

heed

Audio: North American pronunciation of "heed"

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YourDictionary Audio:

heed

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "heed" by speech synthesizer

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