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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
heed a warning (=take notice of it)
▪ Drivers failed to heed warnings about fog.
▪ But he has heeded the advice.
▪ A major complaint voiced by the physicians was that patients did not heed the medical advice of the staff.
▪ Afterwards, Coleman urged his new colleagues to reject this poisoned chalice, but only the Esseffs heeded his advice.
▪ For the most part, they heeded my advice.
▪ The cabinet's current review of the tax now looks likely to heed this advice and go for the quick chop.
▪ Politics and economics have heeded the advice of biologists and conservationists but little.
▪ Most shops heeded Herri Batasuna's call for a 24-hour strike.
▪ She would heed their call and they would immediately retreat into sudden apathy.
▪ It would better all round if Mr Mugabe, 75, voluntarily heeded that call.
▪ University students have so far heeded the call, staging peaceful protests nationwide.
▪ The judge said the father had failed to heed warnings about the relationship.
▪ They acknowledge their sin in heeding the warnings and the wild stories of the majority of the spies.
▪ How does the child learn to heed the warning?
▪ Motherwell failed to heed the warning, and paid the penalty.
▪ If you do not heed the spiritual warning, at least heed the physical one!
▪ Lachlan would heed no warning, of course.
▪ In this instance the gunner must have failed to heed the warning with his upper-rear turret.
▪ Not that I expect you to heed my warning.
▪ Newton should have heeded his own wise words.
▪ Neither the old man nor the boy heeded a word she said.
▪ The judge said the father had failed to heed warnings about the relationship.
▪ Motherwell failed to heed the warning, and paid the penalty.
▪ In this instance the gunner must have failed to heed the warning with his upper-rear turret.
▪ Shaikhs were representatives: bound to hear and to heed, bound to persuade rather than to command.
▪ The advice of Bishop Michael Murphy to his flock to stay away was heeded.
▪ There are other voices she can heed.
▪ Thereafter, the government's refusal to heed criticism in the press and in the Duma became increasingly intransigent.
▪ This seems to indicate that most drivers have heeded the message of drink driving campaigns.
▪ Unfortunately our counsel was not heeded by Comrade Winnie Mandela.
▪ What you say out of it they will not heed.
▪ When it does, the occasion is one to remember and the guidance emanating from it is something to be heeded.
▪ And pay no heed to Araminta's spite.
▪ Convincing the powers-that-be to pay political heed to the needs of poor women and women of color was another.
▪ She was upstairs at once to tell Mary what had happened, though I don't suppose Mary paid her much heed.
▪ The bold but foolish boy was too exhausted to pay heed, though, and so stayed in the hut.
▪ Non-performers were supposed to stay out, but as far as she could tell nobody paid the rule much heed.
▪ I will pay heed and eventually the veil will lift.
▪ I hope you pay heed, you're still my favourite tome by miles ... for now.
▪ It was often imitated, even to his face, but he paid no heed whatever.
▪ In formulating our recommendations we have taken heed of the point that development in the four language modes is complex and non-linear.
▪ Reaction to the signs varies, with some applauding the idea and others saying that few will take heed.
▪ But she took little heed of her surroundings; all her attention was focused on the man himself.
▪ Women of Hollywood: Take heed!
▪ Thereafter he took heed from being dropped once or twice, and soon established a permanent place in the team.
▪ Try to neutralise these tendencies by taking heed of your owner's complaints, or you may finish up the underdog.
▪ Solicitors would be well advised to take heed.
▪ Keiki was an able individual, an astute politician prepared to take heed of the views of both advisers and enemies.
▪ All the club and school players take heed.
▪ And pay no heed to Araminta's spite.
▪ I didn't pay them no heed at the time, because in this town somebody is always looking for somebody.
▪ I will pay heed and eventually the veil will lift.
▪ Nevertheless, he had to give heed to the more practical side of transportation.
▪ Reaction to the signs varies, with some applauding the idea and others saying that few will take heed.
▪ The Macleans, confident and happy, paid little heed.
▪ Women of Hollywood: Take heed!
The Collaborative International Dictionary

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


Heed \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.

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


Heed \Heed\, n.

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

    With wanton heed and giddy cunning.

    Amasa took no heed to the sword that was in Joab's hand.
    --2 Sam. xx. 10.

    Birds give more heed and mark words more than beasts.

  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.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

Old English hedan "to heed, observe; to take care, attend," from West Germanic *hodjan (cognates: Old Saxon hodian, Old Frisian hoda, Middle Dutch and Dutch hoeden, Old High German huotan, German hüten "to guard, watch"), from PIE *kadh- "to shelter, cover" (see hat). Related: Heeded; heeding.


"attention, notice, regard," early 14c., apparently from heed (v.). Survives only in literal use and as the object of verbs (take heed, etc.).


n. careful attention. vb. 1 (context transitive English) To mind; to regard with care; to take notice of; to attend to; to observe. 2 (context intransitive archaic English) To pay attention, care.

  1. n. paying particular notice (as to children or helpless people); "his attentiveness to her wishes"; "he spends without heed to the consequences" [syn: attentiveness, regard, paying attention] [ant: inattentiveness]

  2. v. pay close attention to; give heed to; "Heed the advice of the old men" [syn: mind, listen]


Heed was a Swedish heavy metal band founded in 2004 by ex- Lost Horizon members Daniel Heiman (vocals) and Fredrik Olsson (guitar). They were joined by drummer Mats Karlsson and bass player Jörgen Olsson, and began recording on their debut album The Call. It was released in Japan on October 21, 2005 and in Europe on 14 June 2006.

When The Call was completed, Jörgen and Mats left Heed because their musical visions and goals collided with those of the founding members. Fredrik and Daniel started looking for new members and soon found Tommy Larsson (bass) and Ufuk Demir (drums). They also added a second guitarist, Martin Andersson.

Heed (disambiguation)

Heed is a Swedish heavy metal band founded in 2004 by ex-Lost Horizon members Daniel Heiman and Fredrik Olsson.

Heed or HEED may also refer to:

Heed (cat)

Heed is a munchkin cat who lives in California, and is listed as "The World's Smallest Cat" in the latest book of " Ripley's Believe It or Not!" series. His mother "Momo" is a munchkin and his father "Bullwinkle" was an average sized cat. The gene is an achrondroplasia variable that is being studied at UC Davis.

Usage examples of "heed".

Now he thought that he would abide their coming and see if he might join their company, since if he crossed the water he would be on the backward way: and it was but a little while ere the head of them came up over the hill, and were presently going past Ralph, who rose up to look on them, and be seen of them, but they took little heed of him.

Those that appeared to be servants or visitors paid them little heed, but Alec noticed that the wizards, whom he distinguished by their long, colorful robes, invariably drew back from them as if in fear or disgust.

Tony Hamlin and Matt Lockman did something to her during her angiogram, and all of us, myself included, were too ready to write her off as delusional from morphine to pay her any heed.

God is he, for still The great Gods wander on our mortal ways, And watch their altars upon mead or hill And taste our sacrifice, and hear our lays, And now, perchance, will heed if any prays, And now will vex us with unkind control, But anywise must man live out his days, For Fate hath given him an enduring soul.

Then my lord turned to me while the king took no heed, and no man in the ring of knights moved from his place, and he set me in the saddle, and turned about to mount, and there came a lord from the ring of men gloriously bedight, and he bowed lowly before my lord, and held his stirrup for him: but lightly he leapt up into the saddle, and took my reins and led me along with him, so that he and the king and I went on together, and all the baronage and their folk shouted and tossed sword and spear aloft and followed after us.

Mistress Belding, who had a good head, and was even reported to give such advice to her husband that he always thought best to heed it.

A starving man, however, little heeds conventional proprieties, especially on a South-Sea Island, and accordingly Toby and I partook of the dish after our own clumsy fashion, beplastering our faces all over with the glutinous compound, and daubing our hands nearly to the wrist.

Her violent contortions over the tabouret, needless to say, showed off the most secret parts of her nubile young body in the most lascivious way, and Maude righteously exhorted Charlene to take her birching humbly and not be such an indecent minx, advice which poor Charlene could not have heeded at this point, much less count off the strokes.

The little girl began squalling again as she was handed over, but Bora took no heed.

The Master paid no more heed to them than to the buzzing of so many bees.

Heeding little of what was going on in the clachan, and taking no interest in the concerns of any body, I would have been contented to die, but I had no ail about me.

They were all now so drunken that they scarcely heeded me, except for the coxcomb opposite.

Heeding the call for more courage, he signaled the bartender and ordered another Cutty on the rocks- a double this time.

Ralph heeded him little, but ever looked through the hall-dusk on those twain, who presently arose and went toward the hall door, but when they were but half-way across the floor a chamberlain came in suddenly, bearing candles in his hands, and the light fell on those guests and flashed back from a salade on the head of the big man, and Ralph saw that he was clad in a long white gaberdine, and he deemed that he was the very man whom he had seen last in the Great Place at Higham, nigh the church, and before that upon the road.

Sooth to say, Ralph, taking heed of Ursula, deemed that she were fain to love him bodily, and he wotted well by now, that, whatever had befallen, he loved her, body and soul.