care meaning

[ kɛə ] Pronunciation:   "care" in a sentence
Verb: care  kehr
  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"
    - give care 
  3. Prefer or wish to do something
    "Do you care to try this dish?"
    - wish, like 
  4. Be in charge of, act on, or dispose of
    - manage, deal, handle 
  5. Be concerned with
    - worry
Noun: care  kehr
  1. The work of providing treatment for or attending to someone or something
    "no medical care was required"
    - attention, aid, tending 
  2. Judiciousness in avoiding harm or danger
    "he handled the vase with care"
    - caution, precaution, forethought 
  3. An anxious feeling
    "care had aged him"
    - concern, 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"
    - charge, tutelage, guardianship 
  6. Activity involved in maintaining something in good working order
    "he wrote the manual on car care"
    - maintenance, upkeep

Derived forms: cares, caring, cared

See also: care for, caring

Type of: aid, anxiety, assist, command, compassionate, condole with, control, desire, feel for, fix, fixing, fixture, help, judiciousness, mend, mending, mind, pity, plight, predicament, protection, quandary, repair, reparation, sympathize with, want, work

Encyclopedia: Care

AmE / noun [U]


the process of caring for sb and providing what they need, for example for their health or protection:

a contract to provide employee care services


care and maintenance (abbr c & m)

(Manufacturing )

a situation in which a building, mine, machine, etc. that is no longer in use, is kept in good condition so that it can be used again in the future:

The mine was closed and placed under care and maintenance.

The plant will be kept on a care and maintenance basis for 30 years.

care of sb (AmE also in care of sb) (abbr c/o)

used when writing to sb at another person's address:

Write to him care of his lawyer.

Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere (CAREUSA)

n : responsibility for or attention to health, well-being, and safety —see ACUTE CARE, HEALTH CARE, INTENSIVE CARE, PRIMARY CARE, TERTIARY CAREcare vi cared; car·ing
  • care for:    Verb: care for&nbs ...
  • care of:    Preposition: care ...
  • in care:    1. (of a child) in ...


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  1. since i am not crazy, i do not care.
  2. would you care to come for a walk with me?
  3. i do not care a sod for what people think.
  4. installations you might care to visit?
  5. take care not to spill a drop of the medicine.

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