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Definition of CARE

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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. [1913 Webster]

              Care keeps his watch in every old man's eye, And where care lodges, sleep will never lie. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

     2. Charge, oversight, or management, implying responsibility for safety and prosperity. [1913 Webster]

              The care of all the churches.         --2 Cor. xi.
                                                    28. [1913 Webster]

              Him thy care must be to find.         --Milton. [1913 Webster]

              Perplexed with a thousand cares.      --Shak. [1913 Webster]

     3. Attention or heed; caution; regard; heedfulness; watchfulness; as, take care; have a care. [1913 Webster]

              I thank thee for thy care and honest pains. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

     4. The object of watchful attention or anxiety. [1913 Webster]

              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. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

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. [1913 Webster]

           I would not care a pin, if the other three were in.
                                                    --Shak. [1913 Webster]

           Master, carest thou not that we perish?  --Mark. iv.
                                                    38. [1913 Webster]

     {To care for}.
     (a) To have under watchful attention; to take care of. (b) To have regard or affection for; to like or love. [1913 Webster]

               He cared not for the affection of the house.
                                                    --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

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406 Moby Thesaurus words for "care":
     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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