Hedonic sect a sect that placed the highest good in the gratification of the senses, — called also Cyrenaic sect, and School of Aristippus.

(He*don"ics) n. (Philos.) That branch of moral philosophy which treats of the relation of duty to pleasure; the science of practical, positive enjoyment or pleasure. J. Grote.

(Hed"on*ism) n.

1. The doctrine of the Hedonic sect.

2. The ethical theory which finds the explanation and authority of duty in its tendency to give pleasure.

(Hed"on*ist) n. One who believes in hedonism.

(Hed`o*nis"tic) a. Same as Hedonic, 2.

(Heed) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Heeded; p. pr. & vb. n. Heeding.] [OE. heden, AS. hedan; akin to OS. hodian, D. hoeden, Fries. hoda, OHG. huoten, G. hüten, Dan. hytte. &radic13. Cf. Hood.] To mind; to regard with care; to take notice of; to attend to; to observe.

With pleasure Argus the musician heeds.

Syn. — To notice; regard; mind. See Attend, v. t.

(Heed), v. i. To mind; to consider.

(Heed), n.

1. Attention; notice; observation; regard; — often with give or take.

With wanton heed and giddy cunning.

Amasa took no heed to the sword that was in Joab's hand.
2 Sam. xx. 10.

Birds give more heed and mark words more than beasts.

2. Careful consideration; obedient regard.

Therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard.
Heb. ii. 1.

Hedgeless to Heirless

(Hedge"less), a. Having no hedge.

(Hedge"pig`) n. A young hedgehog. Shak.

(Hedg"er) n. One who makes or mends hedges; also, one who hedges, as, in betting.

(Hedge"row`) n. A row of shrubs, or trees, planted for inclosure or separation of fields.

By hedgerow elms and hillocks green.

Hedging bill
(Hedg"ing bill`) A hedge bill. See under Hedge.

(He*don"ic) a. [Gr. fr. pleasure, sweet, pleasant.]

1. Pertaining to pleasure.

2. Of or relating to Hedonism or the Hedonic sect.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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