Heedful intent observant regarding carefully or interest
- using heed; offering close and thoughtful attention
- (frequently followed by `to') offering treatment or attention
- Heedful; intent; watchful; regarding properly or interest.
- Heedful associated with the convenience of other individuals; courteous.
late 14c. (implied in attentively), from Old French attentif, from Vulgar Latin *attenditus, from Latin attentus "heedful, observant" (see attend). Sense of "actively ministering toward needs and wants" (of some other person) is from very early 16c. Associated: Attentively.
(a.) Heedful; intention; observant; regarding carefully or interest.
- (a.) Heedful for the convenience of other individuals; courteous.
Before they are confined to their nests, it is wonderful with what devotion the females are attended by their gay followers, who seem to be each trying to be more attentive than the rest.