Definition of heed noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//hiːd//
; NAmE NAmE//hiːd//
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  • [uncountable]
  • Word OriginOld English hēdan, of West Germanic origin; related to Dutch hoeden and German hüten.Idioms
    give/pay heed (to somebody/something), take heed (of somebody/something)
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    (formal) to pay careful attention to somebody/something They gave little heed to the rumours. I paid no heed at the time but later I had cause to remember what he’d said. Small businesses would be wise to take heed of the warnings contained in the Chancellor’s speech. She took little heed of her surroundings. They paid no heed to the advice.
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