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Care definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

CARE, n.
1. Concern; anxiety; solicitude; nothing some degree of pain in the mind, from apprehension of evil.
They shall eat bread by weight and with care. Ezek 4.
2. Caution; a looking to; regard; attention, or heed, with a view to safety or protection, as in the phrase, take care of yourself.
A want of care does more damage than a want of knowledge.
3. Charge or oversight, implying concern for safety and prosperity; as, he was under the care of a physician.
That which cometh upon me daily, the care of all the churches. 2 Corinthians 6.
4. The object of care, or watchful regard and attention; as, Is she thy care?
CARE, v.t.
1. To be anxious or solicitous; to be concerned about.
Master, carest thou not that we perish? Mark 4.
2. To be inclined or disposed; to have regard to; with for before a noun, and to before a verb. Not caring to observe the wind. Great masters in painting never care for drawing people in the fashion. In this sense the word implies a less degree of concern. The different degrees of anxiety expressed by this word constitute the chief differences in its signification or applications.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: the work of providing treatment for or attending to someone or something; "no medical care was required"; "the old car needs constant attention" [syn: care, attention, aid, tending]
2: judiciousness in avoiding harm or danger; "he exercised caution in opening the door"; "he handled the vase with care" [syn: caution, precaution, care, forethought]
3: an anxious feeling; "care had aged him"; "they hushed it up out of fear of public reaction" [syn: concern, care, fear]
4: a cause for feeling concern; "his major care was the illness of his wife"
5: attention and management implying responsibility for safety; "he is in the care of a bodyguard" [syn: care, charge, tutelage, guardianship]
6: activity involved in maintaining something in good working order; "he wrote the manual on car care" [syn: care, maintenance, upkeep] v
1: feel concern or interest; "I really care about my work"; "I don't care"
2: provide care for; "The nurse was caring for the wounded" [syn: care, give care]
3: prefer or wish to do something; "Do you care to try this dish?"; "Would you like to come along to the movies?" [syn: wish, care, like]
4: be in charge of, act on, or dispose of; "I can deal with this crew of workers"; "This blender can't handle nuts"; "She managed her parents' affairs after they got too old" [syn: manage, deal, care, handle]
5: be concerned with; "I worry about my grades" [syn: worry, care]

Merriam Webster's

I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English caru; akin to Old High German kara lament, Old Irish gairm call, cry, Latin garrire to chatter Date: before 12th century 1. suffering of mind ; grief 2. a. a disquieted state of mixed uncertainty, apprehension, and responsibility b. a cause for such anxiety 3. a. painstaking or watchful attention b. maintenance <floor-care products> 4. regard coming from desire or esteem 5. charge, supervision <under a doctor's care> 6. a person or thing that is an object of attention, anxiety, or solicitude Synonyms: care, concern, solicitude, anxiety, worry mean a troubled or engrossed state of mind or the thing that causes this. care implies oppression of the mind weighed down by responsibility or disquieted by apprehension <a face worn by years of care>. concern implies a troubled state of mind because of personal interest, relation, or affection <crimes caused concern in the neighborhood>. solicitude implies great concern and connotes either thoughtful or hovering attentiveness toward another <acted with typical maternal solicitude>. anxiety stresses anguished uncertainty or fear of misfortune or failure <plagued by anxiety and self-doubt>. worry suggests fretting over matters that may or may not be real cause for anxiety <financial worries>. II. verb (cared; caring) Date: before 12th century intransitive verb 1. a. to feel trouble or anxiety b. to feel interest or concern <care about freedom> 2. to give care <care for the sick> 3. a. to have a liking, fondness, or taste <don't care for your attitude> b. to have an inclination <would you care for some pie> transitive verb 1. to be concerned about or to the extent of <don't care what they say> <doesn't care a damn> 2. wish <if you care to go> carer noun

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. & v. --n. 1 worry, anxiety. 2 an occasion for this. 3 serious attention; heed, caution, pains (assembled with care; handle with care). 4 a protection, charge. b Brit. = child care. 5 a thing to be done or seen to. --v.intr. 1 (usu. foll. by about, for, whether) feel concern or interest. 2 (usu. foll. by for, about, and with neg. expressed or implied) feel liking, affection, regard, or deference (don't care for jazz). 3 (foll. by to + infin.) wish or be willing (should not care to be seen with him; would you care to try them?). Phrases and idioms: care for provide for; look after. care-label a label attached to clothing, with instructions for washing etc. care of at the address of (sent it care of his sister). for all one cares colloq. denoting uninterest or unconcern (for all I care they can leave tomorrow; I could be dying for all you care). have a care take care; be careful. I (etc.) couldn't (US could) care less colloq. an expression of complete indifference. in care Brit. (of a child) taken into the care of a local authority. take care 1 be careful. 2 (foll. by to + infin.) not fail or neglect. take care of 1 look after; keep safe. 2 deal with. 3 dispose of. Etymology: OE caru, carian, f. Gmc

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Care Care (k[^a]r), n. [AS. caru, cearu; akin to OS. kara sorrow, Goth. kara, OHG chara, lament, and perh. to Gr. gh^rys voice. Not akin to cure. Cf. Chary.] 1. A burdensome sense of responsibility; trouble caused by onerous duties; anxiety; concern; solicitude. Care keeps his watch in every old man's eye, And where care lodges, sleep will never lie. --Shak. 2. Charge, oversight, or management, implying responsibility for safety and prosperity. The care of all the churches. --2 Cor. xi. 28. Him thy care must be to find. --Milton. Perplexed with a thousand cares. --Shak. 3. Attention or heed; caution; regard; heedfulness; watchfulness; as, take care; have a care. I thank thee for thy care and honest pains. --Shak. 4. The object of watchful attention or anxiety. Right sorrowfully mourning her bereaved cares. --Spenser. Syn: Anxiety; solicitude; concern; caution; regard; management; direction; oversight. -- Care, Anxiety, Solicitude, Concern. These words express mental pain in different degress. Care belongs primarily to the intellect, and becomes painful from overburdened thought. Anxiety denotes a state of distressing uneasiness fron the dread of evil. Solicitude expresses the same feeling in a diminished degree. Concern is opposed to indifference, and implies exercise of anxious thought more or less intense. We are careful about the means, solicitous and anxious about the end; we are solicitous to obtain a good, anxious to avoid an evil.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Care Care, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Cared; p. pr. & vb. n. Caring.] [AS. cearian. See Care, n.] To be anxious or solicitous; to be concerned; to have regard or interest; -- sometimes followed by an objective of measure. I would not care a pin, if the other three were in. --Shak. Master, carest thou not that we perish? --Mark. iv. 38. To care for. (a) To have under watchful attention; to take care of. (b) To have regard or affection for; to like or love. He cared not for the affection of the house. --Tennyson.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(cares, caring, cared) Frequency: The word is one of the 700 most common words in English. 1. If you care about something, you feel that it is important and are concerned about it. ...a company that cares about the environment. ...young men who did not care whether they lived or died... Does anybody know we're here, does anybody care? VERB: no cont, V about n, V wh, V 2. If you care for someone, you feel a lot of affection for them. He wanted me to know that he still cared for me. ...people who are your friends, who care about you. VERB: no cont, V for/about n, V for/about n, also V [approval] caring ...the 'feminine' traits of caring and compassion. 3. If you care for someone or something, you look after them and keep them in a good state or condition. They hired a nurse to care for her. ...these distinctive cars, lovingly cared for by private owners. ...well-cared-for homes. VERB: V for n, V for n, V-ed Care is also a noun. Most of the staff specialise in the care of children. ...sensitive teeth which need special care... She denied the murder of four children who were in her care. N-UNCOUNT: usu with supp 4. Children who are in care are looked after by the state because their parents are dead or unable to look after them properly. (BRIT) ...a home for children in care... She was taken into care as a baby. N-UNCOUNT: oft in N 5. If you say that you do not care for something or someone, you mean that you do not like them. (OLD-FASHIONED) She had met both sons and did not care for either. VERB: no cont, with brd-neg, V for n 6. If you say that someone does something when they care to do it, you mean that they do it, although they should do it more willingly or more often. The woman tells anyone who cares to listen that she's going through hell... Experts reveal only as much as they care to. = choose VERB: no cont, V to-inf, V to-inf 7. You can ask someone if they would care for something or if they would care to do something as a polite way of asking if they would like to have or do something. Would you care for some orange juice?... He said he was off to the beach and would we care to join him. = like VERB: no cont, V for n, V to-inf [politeness] 8. If you do something with care, you give careful attention to it because you do not want to make any mistakes or cause any damage. Condoms are an effective method of birth control if used with care... We'd taken enormous care in choosing the location. N-UNCOUNT: oft with N 9. Your cares are your worries, anxieties, or fears. Lean back in a hot bath and forget all the cares of the day... Johnson seemed without a care in the world. = worry N-COUNT 10. see also caring, aftercare, day care, intensive care 11. You can use for all I care to emphasize that it does not matter at all to you what someone does. You can go right now for all I care. PHRASE: V inflects, PHR with cl [emphasis] 12. If you say that you couldn't care less about someone or something, you are emphasizing that you are not interested in them or worried about them. In American English, you can also say that you could care less, with the same meaning. I couldn't care less about the bloody woman... I used to be proud working for them; now I could care less. I'm just out here for the money... PHRASE: V inflects, oft PHR about n [emphasis] 13. If someone sends you a letter or parcel care of a particular person or place, they send it to that person or place, and it is then passed on to you. In American English, you can also say in care of. Please write to me care of the publishers... PHRASE: PHR n 14. If you take care of someone or something, you look after them and prevent them from being harmed or damaged. There was no one else to take care of their children... You have to learn to take care of your possessions. = look after PHRASE: V inflects, PHR n 15. You can say 'Take care' when saying goodbye to someone. CONVENTION [formulae] 16. If you take care to do something, you make sure that you do it. Foley followed Albert through the gate, taking care to close the latch. PHRASE: V inflects, usu PHR to-inf 17. To take care of a problem, task, or situation means to deal with it. They leave it to the system to try and take care of the problem... 'Do you need clean sheets?''No. Mrs. May took care of that.' = deal with PHRASE: V inflects, PHR n 18. You can say 'Who cares?' to emphasize that something does not matter to you at all. 'But we might ruin the stove.''Who cares?' PHRASE: oft PHR about n [emphasis]

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

I. n. 1. Anxiety, solicitude, concern, trouble, perplexity, worry (colloq.). 2. Caution, heed, regard, attention, circumspection, carefulness, watchfulness, vigilance. 3. Charge, oversight, superintendence, direction, management. 4. Object of care, charge, burden. II. v. n. 1. Be anxious, be solicitous, feel concerned, be troubled, worry one's self. 2. Be inclined, be disposed, like, feel interested. 3. Have regard.

Moby Thesaurus

TLC, abetment, accordance, accountability, acquittal, acquittance, adherence, administration, adverse circumstances, adversity, advertence, advertency, advocacy, aegis, affliction, agency, agentship, aggravation, agitation, agony, alarm, alertness, all-overs, angst, anguish, annoyance, anticipation, anxiety, anxiety hysteria, anxiety neurosis, anxious bench, anxious concern, anxious seat, anxiousness, apprehension, apprehensiveness, assiduity, assiduousness, assignment, attend to, attention, attention span, attentiveness, auspices, austerity, austerity program, authority, authorization, awareness, backing, be affected, be concerned, be fond of, be in tune, be inspired, be involved, be moved, be responsible for, bitter cup, bitter draft, bitter draught, bitter pill, blight, bossing, bread, brevet, bummer, burden, burden of care, calculation, cankerworm of care, canniness, care about, care for, careful consideration, carefulness, carking care, carrying out, catch the flame, catch the infection, caution, cautiousness, championship, change color, charge, chariness, charity, circumspection, circumspectness, color with emotion, commission, commissioning, commitment, compliance, concentration, concern, concernment, conduct, conformance, conformity, consciousness, consider, consideration, consignment, consternation, control, countenance, cross, crown of thorns, cure, curiosity, curse, custodianship, custody, daily bread, delegated authority, delegation, deliberate stages, deliberateness, deliberation, deputation, devolution, devolvement, difficulties, difficulty, dig, diligence, direction, discharge, discretion, dismay, disquiet, disquietude, distress, disturbance, dole, dolor, downer, dread, ear, earnestness, echo, economic planning, economic support, economicalness, economy, economy of means, effort, embassy, empathize with, empowerment, encouragement, encumbrance, endowment, enthusiasm, entrusting, entrustment, errand, execution, executorship, exequatur, exertion, eye, factorship, false economy, fancy, favor, fear, foreboding, forebodingness, forehandedness, forethought, fosterage, fret, frugality, frugalness, fulfillment, full power, gall, gall and wormwood, gingerliness, good management, goodwill, governance, government, grief, grievance, guardedness, guardianship, guarding, guidance, handling, hands, hard knocks, hard life, hard lot, hardcase, hardship, heartache, heartbreak, heartfelt grief, heartgrief, hedge, hedging, heed, heedfulness, heeding, hesitation, hold, husbandry, identify with, infliction, inquietude, intendance, intentiveness, intentness, interest, irritation, judiciousness, jurisdiction, keep, keeping, lamentation, languishment, legation, license, lieutenancy, like, livelihood, living, load, look after, love, loving care, maintenance, malaise, management, manna, means of dealing, meat, meticulousness, mind, mindfulness, ministry, misery, misgiving, mission, mothering, nervous strain, nervous tension, nervousness, note, notice, nourishment, nurse, nurture, observance, observation, office, oppression, overanxiety, oversight, pack of troubles, pains, parsimoniousness, parsimony, pastorage, pastorate, pastorship, patronage, pawkiness, pay attention, peck of troubles, performance, perturbation, pining, pins and needles, plenipotentiary power, plight, power of attorney, power to act, practice, predicament, preparedness, pressure, preventive custody, price support, prior consultation, procuration, prostration, protect, protection, protective custody, protectorship, provide for, providence, provision, proxy, prudence, prudential administration, prudentialness, pucker, punctiliousness, purview, react, reck, regard, regardfulness, regency, regentship, regret, relate to emotionally, remark, respect, respond, responsibility, rigor, rue, running, sadness, safe hands, safekeeping, safeness, safety first, satisfaction, sea of troubles, seconding, share, slowness to act, solicitude, sorrow, sorrowing, sparingness, sponsorship, stew, stewardship, strain, stress, stress of life, subsidization, subsidy, subsistence, subvention, suffering, superintendence, superintendency, supervision, support, surveillance, suspense, sustainment, sustenance, sustentation, sympathize with, sympathy, take an interest, take care of, take charge of, task, tend, tender loving care, tension, tentativeness, think, thorn, thoroughness, thought, thoughtfulness, thrift, thriftiness, tight purse strings, treatment, trial, tribulation, trouble, troubles, trust, trusteeship, tutelage, uncommunicativeness, unease, uneasiness, unprecipitateness, unquietness, unwastefulness, upkeep, upset, usage, vale of tears, vexation, vicarious authority, vicissitude, vigilance, ward, wardenship, wardship, warrant, watch and ward, watch over, watchfulness, waters of bitterness, weight, wing, woe, worry, zeal


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