Heeding



[heed] /hid/

verb (used with object)
1.
to give careful attention to:
He did not heed the warning.
verb (used without object)
2.
to give attention; have regard.
noun
3.
careful attention; notice; observation (usually with give or take).
/hiːd/
noun
1.
close and careful attention; notice (often in the phrases give, pay, or take heed)
verb
2.
to pay close attention to (someone or something)
v.

Old English hedan “to heed, observe; to take care, attend,” from West Germanic *hodjan (cf. 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.
n.

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

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    [heed-lis] /ˈhid lɪs/ adjective 1. careless; thoughtless; unmindful: Heedless of the danger, he returned to the burning building to save his dog. /ˈhiːdlɪs/ adjective 1. taking little or no notice; careless or thoughtless adj. “without regard,” 1570s, from heed + -less. Related: Heedlessly; heedlessness.

  • Heedlessly

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    also heehaw, first recorded 1815 (as Hiu Haw), probably imitative of sound of donkey’s bray (cf. French hinham). As “a loud laugh” from 1843.



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