What Does Heed Mean?


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Aun Jafery Profile
Aun Jafery answered
The words "take heed" are used together as an idiom. It stresses on the meaning of the later word "heed" and implies that the person must take note or warning from some event or advice and correct or be watchful of ones actions and words in the future. It implies the sense of learning something from an event or occurrence. The word "heed" is derived from the Middle English word "heden" and can be traced to the Old English "hedan".

Examples of the idiom used in sentence structure are "take heed, for those who do not take lessons from history are bound to repeat it" or "if you must go said her uncle, then take heed, that you must take the way of the needle and avoid the way of the screw". The phrase or idiom "take into account" can be traced back to the seventeenth century. The word "account" in this phrase is used in the sense of "calculation" or "reckoning" and pertains to regard being paid to or heeding circumstances.
Vikash Swaroop Profile
Vikash Swaroop answered
Heed is a word that can be used as a verb and also as a noun and it conveys the meaning of a phenomenon where somebody is paying careful attention to a warning or advice. The word can be used in different ways and if you suffix the word less with it you have created an exact antonym of the term.

The word heed is mostly used as a part of an idiom and the idiom is 'pay heed to something' which exactly conveys the same meaning of paying careful attention to somebody or something. The following statement can help you in understanding the meaning of the idiom well: He paid no heed at that point of time but later when he realised the importance he was left with nothing to which he could pay heed.

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