Definitions for CAREkɛər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

care*kɛər(n.; v.)cared, car•ing.

  1. (n.)a troubled state of mind; worry or concern.

  2. a cause or object of worry or concern.

  3. serious attention; caution:

    to devote great care to one's work.

  4. protection; charge:

    under the care of a doctor.

  5. temporary keeping:

    We left our cat in the care of friends.

  6. (v.i.)to be concerned; have thought or regard.

  7. to object or mind:

    I don't care if you come late.

  8. to make provision:

    Will you care for the children while I am away?

  9. to have an inclination or liking:

    Would you care for dessert?

  10. (v.t.)to feel concern about:

    to care what others say.

  11. to desire; like:

    Would you care to dance?

Idioms for care:

  1. could(n't) care less,to be completely unconcerned.

    Category: Idiom

* Syn: See concern .Usage: could care less, the apparent opposite of couldn't care less, is actually used interchangeably with it to express indifference. Both versions occur mainly in informal speech.

Origin of care:

bef. 900; ME; OE caru, cearu, c. OS, Go kara, OHG chara lament; akin to L garrīre to chatter


  1. Cooperative for American Relief Everywhere.

    Category: Government

Princeton's WordNet

  1. care, attention, aid, tending(noun)

    the work of providing treatment for or attending to someone or something

    "no medical care was required"; "the old car needs constant attention"

  2. caution, precaution, care, forethought(noun)

    judiciousness in avoiding harm or danger

    "he exercised caution in opening the door"; "he handled the vase with care"

  3. concern, care, fear(noun)

    an anxious feeling

    "care had aged him"; "they hushed it up out of fear of public reaction"

  4. care(noun)

    a cause for feeling concern

    "his major care was the illness of his wife"

  5. care, charge, tutelage, guardianship(noun)

    attention and management implying responsibility for safety

    "he is in the care of a bodyguard"

  6. care, maintenance, upkeep(verb)

    activity involved in maintaining something in good working order

    "he wrote the manual on car care"

  7. care(verb)

    feel concern or interest

    "I really care about my work"; "I don't care"

  8. care, give care(verb)

    provide care for

    "The nurse was caring for the wounded"

  9. wish, care, like(verb)

    prefer or wish to do something

    "Do you care to try this dish?"; "Would you like to come along to the movies?"

  10. manage, deal, care, handle(verb)

    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. worry, care(verb)

    be concerned with

    "I worry about my grades"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. care(noun)ɛər

    the process of making sure sb or sth has what they need to be healthy

    good/poor medical care; the care of the elderly/children; hair/skin care

  2. careɛər

    attention in order to avoid problems

    Take care not to break it.; Use this product with care.

  3. careɛər

    sth that worries you; = worry

    She forgot all her cares.; without a care in the world

  4. careɛər


  5. careɛər

    to be responsible for protecting

    He takes care of my children when I'm at work.; His job is taking care of all the old books.

  6. careɛər

    to deal with sth

    I'll take care of finding us a flight.

  7. care(verb)ɛər

    to feel interested

    Julie didn't care that she hadn't called him.; Some people don't care about politics.; The company cares deeply about its employees.

  8. careɛər

    indicates that sb does not care at all

    You couldn't care less about my problems.

  9. careɛər

    indicates sb does not care

    I could be dead for all he cares.

  10. careɛər

    indicates that you do not care

    I know he's mad, but who cares?

  11. careɛər

    used to ask if sb would like to have sth

    Would you care for more coffee?

Webster Dictionary

  1. Care(noun)

    a burdensome sense of responsibility; trouble caused by onerous duties; anxiety; concern; solicitude

  2. Care(noun)

    charge, oversight, or management, implying responsibility for safety and prosperity

  3. Care(noun)

    attention or heed; caution; regard; heedfulness; watchfulness; as, take care; have a care

  4. Care(noun)

    the object of watchful attention or anxiety

  5. Care(noun)

    to be anxious or solicitous; to be concerned; to have regard or interest; -- sometimes followed by an objective of measure


  1. CARE

    CARE is a major international humanitarian agency delivering broad-spectrum emergency relief and long-term international development projects. Founded in 1945, CARE is nonsectarian, non-partisan, and non-governmental. It is one of the largest and oldest humanitarian aid organizations focused on fighting global poverty. In 2011, CARE reported working in 84 countries, supporting 1015 poverty-fighting projects, and reaching over 122 million people. CARE's programmes in the developing world address a broad range of topics including emergency response, food security, water and sanitation, economic development, climate change, agriculture, education, and health. CARE also advocates at the local, national, and international levels for policy change and the rights of poor people. Within each of these areas, CARE focuses particularly on empowering and meeting the needs of women and on promoting gender equality. CARE International is a confederation of twelve CARE National Members and two Affiliate Members, each of which is registered as an autonomous non-profit non-governmental organization in the country. The twelve CARE National Members are: CARE Australia, CARE Canada, CARE Danmark, CARE Deutschland-Luxembourg, CARE France, CARE International Japan, CARE Nederland, CARE Norge, CARE Österreich, Raks Thai Foundation, CARE International UK, and CARE USA. The two CARE Affiliate Members are CARE India and CARE Peru. Programs in developing countries are usually managed by a Country Office, but CARE also supports projects and may respond to emergencies in some countries where they do not maintain a full Country Office.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'CARE' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #457

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'CARE' in Written Corpus Frequency: #842

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'CARE' in Nouns Frequency: #187

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'CARE' in Verbs Frequency: #266

Anagrams of CARE

  1. Acre

Translations for CARE

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close attention

Do it with care.

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