What does HEED mean?

Definitions for HEED

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. attentiveness, heed, regard, paying attentionverb

    paying particular notice (as to children or helpless people)

    "his attentiveness to her wishes"; "he spends without heed to the consequences"

  2. heed, mind, listenverb

    pay close attention to; give heed to

    "Heed the advice of the old men"


  1. heednoun

    Attention; notice; observation; regard; – often used with give, pay or take.

  2. heednoun

    Careful consideration; obedient regard.

  3. heednoun

    A look or expression of heading.

  4. heedverb

    To mind; to regard with care; to take notice of; to attend to; to observe.

  5. heedverb

    To pay attention, care.

  6. Etymology: From hedan, from hōdijanan. Cognate with Dutch hoeden, German hüten.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Heednoun

    Etymology: from the verb.

    With wanton heed and giddy cunning,
    The melting voice through mazes running. John Milton.

    Take heed that, in their tender years, ideas, that have no natural cohesion, come not to be united in their heads. John Locke.

    Thou must take heed, my Portius;
    The world has all its eyes on Cato’s son. Joseph Addison, Cato.

    Either wise bearing or ignorant carriage is caught as men catch diseases, one of another; therefore, let men take heed of their company. William Shakespeare, Henry IV. p. ii.

    Take heed, have open eye; for thieves do foot by night:
    Take heed ere Summer comes, or cuckoo birds affright. William Shakespeare, Merry Wives of Windsor.

    We should take heed of the neglect or contempt of his worship. John Tillotson, Sermons.

    Speech must come by hearing and learning; and birds give more heed, and mark words more than beasts. Francis Bacon.

    He did unseal them; and the first he view’d,
    He did it with a serious mind; a heed
    Was in his countenance. William Shakespeare, Henry VIII.

    It is a way of calling a man a fool, when no heed is given to what he says. Roger L'Estrange.

  2. To HEEDverb

    To mind; to regard; to take notice of; to attend.

    Etymology: hedan, Saxon.

    With pleasure Argus the musician heeds;
    But wonders much at those new vocal reeds. Dryden.

    He will no more have clear ideas of all the operations of his mind, than he will have all the particular ideas of any landscape or clock, who will not turn his eyes to it, and with attention heed all the parts of it. John Locke.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Heedverb

    to mind; to regard with care; to take notice of; to attend to; to observe

  2. Heedverb

    to mind; to consider

  3. Heednoun

    attention; notice; observation; regard; -- often with give or take

  4. Heednoun

    careful consideration; obedient regard

  5. Heednoun

    a look or expression of heading


  1. Heed

    Heed is a Swedish heavy metal band founded in 2004 by ex-Lost Horizon members Daniel Heiman and Fredrik Olsson. 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 in October 21, 2005 and in Europe the 14th of June the next year. 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 and Ufuk Demir. They also added a second guitarist, Martin Andersson.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Heed

    hēd, v.t. to observe: to look after: to attend to.—n. notice: caution: attention.—adj. Heed′ful, attentive, cautious.—adv. Heed′fully.—ns. Heed′fulness; Heed′iness (Spens.).—adj. Heed′less, inattentive: careless.—n. Heed′lesshood (Spens.).—adv. Heed′lessly.—n. Heed′lessness.—adj. Heed′y (Spens.), heedful, careful. [A.S. hédan; Dut. hoeden, Ger. hüten.]

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. HEED

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Heed is ranked #104602 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Heed surname appeared 171 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Heed.

    90.6% or 155 total occurrences were White.
    4% or 7 total occurrences were Black.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of HEED in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of HEED in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of HEED in a Sentence

  1. Barack Obama:

    We know that human activity is changing the climate, we know that human ingenuity can do something about it. We're even starting to see that we might actually have the political will to succeed. So the time to heed the critics and cynics is past. The time to plead ignorance is surely past. The deniers are increasingly alone, on their own shrinking island.

  2. Investment Technology Group:

    The brokerage community, if interested in improving performance on behalf of their clients, should pay heed.

  3. President Trump in office:

    White Supremacy is why President Trump in office did not heed the warnings left by the Obama administration. And White Supremacy is why Covid-19 is so devastating. White Supremacy impacts Black persons worse just because we're in situations where we're not able to socially distance, but White Supremacy's not just affecting us. White people are dying too. White Supremacy has always mattered more than White lives do.

  4. Proverb:

    Take heed of an ox before. an ass behind, and a MONK on all sides

  5. Sam Yebri:

    Iranian Americans — of all faiths — were relieved to see that no Americans were harmed by Iran's missile strikes, so, I remain hopeful that the leaders of America and Iran will heed the call of their people who believe that war is neither necessary nor inevitable.

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