What does CARE mean?

Definitions for CARE
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. care, attention, aid, tendingnoun

    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, forethoughtnoun

    judiciousness in avoiding harm or danger

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

  3. concern, care, fearnoun

    an anxious feeling

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

  4. carenoun

    a cause for feeling concern

    "his major care was the illness of his wife"

  5. care, charge, tutelage, guardianshipnoun

    attention and management implying responsibility for safety

    "he is in the care of a bodyguard"

  6. care, maintenance, upkeepverb

    activity involved in maintaining something in good working order

    "he wrote the manual on car care"

  7. careverb

    feel concern or interest

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

  8. care, give careverb

    provide care for

    "The nurse was caring for the wounded"

  9. wish, care, likeverb

    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, handleverb

    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, careverb

    be concerned with

    "I worry about my grades"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Carenoun

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

    Etymology: [AS. cearian. See Care, n.]

  2. Carenoun

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

    Etymology: [AS. cearian. See Care, n.]

  3. Carenoun

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

    Etymology: [AS. cearian. See Care, n.]

  4. Carenoun

    the object of watchful attention or anxiety

    Etymology: [AS. cearian. See Care, n.]

  5. Carenoun

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

    Etymology: [AS. cearian. See Care, n.]

Freebase

  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Care

    kār, n. anxiety, heedfulness: charge, oversight: the object of anxiety.—v.i. to be anxious: to be inclined: to have regard.—adjs. Care′-crazed (Shak.), crazed or broken with care and solicitude; Care′ful, full of care: heedful: (B.) anxious: (Spens.) dreadful.—adv. Care′fully.—n. Care′fulness.—adj. Care′less, without care: heedless, unconcerned.—ns. Care′lessness; Care′-tak′er, one put in charge of anything, esp. of an Irish farm from which a tenant has been evicted.—adj. Care′worn, worn or vexed with care.—Take care, to be careful or cautious; Take care of, to look after with care. [A.S. caru; Goth. kara, sorrow; Ice. kæra, to lament; Celt. car, care; allied to L. carus, dear.]

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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

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of CARE in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of CARE in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of CARE in a Sentence

  1. Joseph Addison:

    Laughter, while it lasts, slackens and unbraces the mind, weakens the faculties and causes a kind of remissness and dissolution in all the powers of the soul; and thus it may be looked on as weakness in the composition of human nature. But if we consider the frequent reliefs we receive from it and how often it breaks the gloom which is apt to depress the mind and damp our spirits, with transient, unexpected gleams of joy, one would take care not to grow too wise for so great a pleasure of life.

  2. Jeremy Farrar:

    We can now be certain that the health of livestock animals, and how we care for them, is inextricably linked to our own health and the effectiveness of medicines we rely on every day, we need international governments, policy makers and the agricultural industry to coordinate their actions and set tangible targets for the reduction and better use of antibiotics in animals.

  3. Montana Gov. Steve Bullock:

    At the end of the day I won't support any plan that rips away quality health care from individuals, this is an example of wish-list economics. It used to be Republicans that wanted to repeal and replace, now many Democrats do as well.

  4. Tanya Altmann:

    If you have somebody at home who's older or immunocompromised, you may want to isolate them to one side of the house so the kids and everybody else aren't around them on a regular basis, if it's a child that Tanya Altmann have to care for, then Tanya Altmann may have to make the decision to isolate one adult with the child.

  5. Wheaton College President Philip Ryken:

    The college has no stated position on the wearing of headscarves as a gesture of care and concern for those in Muslim or religious communities that may face discrimination or persecution, we support the protection of all Americans including the right to the free exercise of religion, as guaranteed by the Constitution of the United States.

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Translations for CARE

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  • اهتم, عناية, رعايةArabic
  • интересувам се, безпокоя се, грижи, грижа се, грижа, обичам, отговорностBulgarian
  • compte, curaCatalan, Valencian
  • pečovat, starat se, starat, péčeCzech
  • omsorgDanish
  • kümmern, sorgen, Pflege, respektieren, pflegen, SorgeGerman
  • έγνοια, ΦροντίδαGreek
  • zorgoEsperanto
  • gustar, interesar, esmero, atención, cuidar, importar, cuidadoSpanish
  • haluta, hoivatyö, hoiva-ala, välittää, hoitaa, hoiva, hoito, varovaisuus, huolehtia, piitata, huoli, maistua, hoitoala, huolellisuus, huosta, tahtoa, hoitotyöFinnish
  • intéresser, soin, souci, soigner, soucier, soinsFrench
  • miste, cúraimí, sníomh, cúram, aireIrish
  • suim, aireScottish Gaelic
  • óvatosság, törődik, ápolás, foglalkozik, érdekel, törődés, figyelemHungarian
  • խնամքArmenian
  • samaIcelandic
  • attenzione, curare, curaItalian
  • טיפולHebrew
  • 気にする, 気にかける, 構うJapanese
  • 상관하다Korean
  • curatura, cura, curo, curatio, curaeLatin
  • gādīgums, rūpīgums, rūpe, rūpība, gādībaLatvian
  • ശുശ്രൂഷ, ഉത്തരവാദിത്തം, ശ്രദ്ധMalayalam
  • zorg, zorgenDutch
  • pleie, forsiktighet, nennsomhet, omsorgNorwegian
  • opieka, opiekować sięPolish
  • cuidar de, preocupar-se, tratamento, atendimento, assistência, cuidado, importar-sePortuguese
  • grijă, păsRomanian
  • попече́ние, забо́титься, беспоко́иться, забо́та, присма́тривать, пригля́дывать, ухо́д, присмотре́ть, пригляде́ть, уха́живать, опе́каRussian
  • omsorg, vårda, vård, bekymmer, ta hand om, sörja, bry, underhåll, omtankeSwedish
  • pag-iingat, pakialamTagalog
  • dikkat, bakmak, ilgilenmek, umrunda olmak, özenTurkish
  • турботаUkrainian

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    • A. jeopardize
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