Hyper Dictionary

English Dictionary Computer Dictionary Video Dictionary Thesaurus Dream Dictionary Medical Dictionary

Search Dictionary:  

Meaning of CARE

Pronunciation:  kehr

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  activity involved in maintaining something in good working order; "he wrote the manual on car care"
  2. [n]  the work of caring for or attending to someone or something; "no medical care was required"; "the old car needed constant attention"
  3. [n]  attention and management implying responsibility for safety; "he is under the care of a physician"
  4. [n]  judiciousness in avoiding harm or danger; "he exercised caution in opening the door"; "he handled the vase with care"
  5. [n]  a cause for feeling concern; "his major care was the illness of his wife"
  6. [n]  an anxious feeling; "care had aged him"; "they hushed it up out of fear of public reaction"
  7. [v]  be concerned with; "I worry about my grades"
  8. [v]  feel concern or interest; "I really care about my work"; "I don't care"
  9. [v]  prefer or wish to do something; "Do you care to try this dish?"; "Would you like to come along to the movies?"
  10. [v]  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"
  11. [v]  provide care for; "The nurse was caring for the wounded"

CARE is a 4 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: aid, attention, caution, charge, concern, deal, fear, forethought, give care, guardianship, handle, like, maintenance, manage, precaution, tending, tutelage, upkeep, wish, worry
 See Also: administer, administrate, aid, anxiety, assist, attend, babysitting, camera care, car care, care, care for, carry on, cherish, come to grips, command, compassionate, condole with, conduct, control, coordinate, dental care, desire, direct, dispose of, dry-nurse, due care, faith cure, faith healing, feel for, first aid, fix, fixing, fixture, fuss, get to grips, give care, great care, hair care, hairdressing, help, hold dear, incubation, inspection and repair, judiciousness, juggle, livery, look, manicure, mending, mind, mind, misconduct, mishandle, mismanage, mother, nourishment, nurse, nursing, nurturance, ordinary care, organise, organize, overhaul, overprotect, pedicure, personal care, pity, please, plight, predicament, process, protection, providence, pump priming, quandary, reasonable care, repair, reparation, scheduled maintenance, see, service, skin care, slight care, steam fitting, sympathize with, take care, tender loving care, TLC, touch, treasure, treatment, tree surgery, want, work, work



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
             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.
    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.
  2. \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
          I would not care a pin, if the other three were in.
          Master, carest thou not that we perish?  --Mark. iv.
    {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.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: 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, TLC, 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