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[heed; unstressed eed] /hid; unstressed id/
contraction of he had.
contraction of he would.
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  • Even if they hed we would not hev heard it, fur the wind and the surf beatin' on the reef would hev drowned it.

    The Call Of The South Louis Becke
  • Wall I hed a great time with that feller, but I got here at last.

  • But Neale might have saved himself the walk to Hickton if hed found this out last night.

  • "That's the twentieth time he's hed that over since mornin'," said Diadema.

    The Village Watch-Tower (AKA Kate Douglas Riggs) Kate Douglas Wiggin
  • She hed 'long with her another performer, a darn good-looker, too, as near as I could make out in the dark.

    Beth Norvell Randall Parrish
  • If anyone could crack one of them, hed bet Professor Wentworth could.

    Spawn of the Comet Harold Thompson Rich
  • I hed it fro' one o' t'workmen last neet; I hed a pint or two, or it might be three, wi' him.

    The Root of All Evil J. S. Fletcher
  • Poor auld Martha, she hed a sad bout of it, she hed, what with father and son.

  • hed go to the front door, and boldly ask whether doughnuts were wanted.

    Joan of the Journal Helen Diehl Olds
British Dictionary definitions for hed


/hiːd; unstressed iːd; hɪd; ɪd/
he had or he would
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