What does careful mean?

Definitions for careful
ˌkɛər fəlcare·ful

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word careful.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. careful(adj)

    exercising caution or showing care or attention

    "they were careful when crossing the busy street"; "be careful to keep her shoes clean"; "did very careful research"; "careful art restorers"; "careful of the rights of others"; "careful about one's behavior"

  2. careful, heedful(adj)

    cautiously attentive

    "careful of her feelings"; "heedful of his father's advice"

  3. careful, deliberate, measured(adj)

    unhurried and with care and dignity

    "walking at the same measured pace"; "with all deliberate speed"

  4. careful(adj)

    full of cares or anxiety

    "Thou art careful and troubled about many things"-Luke 10.41

  5. careful, thrifty(adj)

    mindful of the future in spending money

    "careful with money"

Wiktionary

  1. careful(Adjective)

    Full of care or grief; sorrowful, sad.

    Etymology: From careful, from carful, cearful, equivalent to .

  2. careful(Adjective)

    Full of cares or anxiety; worried, troubled.

    Etymology: From careful, from carful, cearful, equivalent to .

  3. careful(Adjective)

    Having care (for); attentive to potential danger, error or harm; cautious.

    He was a slow and careful driver.

    Etymology: From careful, from carful, cearful, equivalent to .

  4. careful(Adjective)

    Conscientious and painstaking; meticulous.

    They made a careful search of the crimescene.

    Etymology: From careful, from carful, cearful, equivalent to .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Careful(adj)

    full of care; anxious; solicitous

  2. Careful(adj)

    filling with care or solicitude; exposing to concern, anxiety, or trouble; painful

  3. Careful(adj)

    taking care; giving good heed; watchful; cautious; provident; not indifferent, heedless, or reckless; -- often followed by of, for, or the infinitive; as, careful of money; careful to do right

Freebase

  1. Careful

    "Careful" is Guster's second single released off the Keep it Together album. It is also on the live CD and DVD Guster on Ice. Brian Rosenworcel does backup vocals during the "na na na nas" on "Careful". This is only the second time he has been credited with vocals.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'careful' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2171

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'careful' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1129

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'careful' in Adjectives Frequency: #264

How to pronounce careful?

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How to say careful in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of careful in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of careful in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of careful in a Sentence

  1. Michael Zehaf-Bibeau:

    ?To those who are involved and listen to this movie, this is in retaliation for Afghanistan and because (Canadian Prime Minister Stephen) Harper wants to send his troops to Iraq, so we are retaliating, the Mujahedin of this world ... just aiming to hit some soldiers just to show that you're not even safe in your own land, and you gotta be careful.

  2. Don Isaacson:

    I think the state has been responsive to the growth of the micro-sector, whether it's beer, wine or distilleries and at the same time being careful to not eliminate the benefits of the three-tier system.

  3. Joel Batzofin:

    I don’t think that it’s going to be harmful, but one has to be careful about raising false expectations.

  4. Paul Trombino:

    I’ve asked them to be edgy, we try to be a little careful with that, but we want it to resonate with the public, and I think it’s gotten good response because people look for it on Monday.

  5. Albert Bartholomew:

    I'm tired of seeing and hearing it all ... Hypocrites in "Christian" circles are plenty ... are you one ? Careful before you call yourself something you may not necessarily be ... you may just be shaming your creator. It's better to know you're going to hell than to fool yourself into ascending to heaven.

Images & Illustrations of careful

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Translations for careful

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  • грижлив, акуратен, внимателен, старателенBulgarian
  • সতর্ক, সাবধানBengali
  • curós, cautelósCatalan, Valencian
  • pečlivý, opatrnýCzech
  • sorgfältig, behutsam, vorsichtigGerman
  • επιμελής, προσεκτικόςGreek
  • zorgaEsperanto
  • cuidadoso, cautoSpanish
  • ettevaatlik, tähelepanelikEstonian
  • huolellinen, varovainenFinnish
  • prudent, soigneuse, soigneux, prudenteFrench
  • curamachIrish
  • cùramachScottish Gaelic
  • સાવધાનGujarati
  • זהיר, זהירהHebrew
  • सतर्क, सावधानHindi
  • cauto, prudente, accuratoItalian
  • 思慮深い, 注意深いJapanese
  • ყურადღებიანიGeorgian
  • curiosus, cautus, meticulosusLatin
  • uzmanīgs, rūpīgsLatvian
  • सावधMarathi
  • zorgvuldig, prudent, omzichtig, behoedzaam, voorzichtig, doortastend, grondigDutch
  • ostrożna, ostrożny, ostrożnePolish
  • cauteloso, meticulosa, prudente, cuidadosa, meticuloso, cuidadoso, cautelosaPortuguese
  • prudent, precautRomanian
  • аккуратный, внимательный, старательный, тщательный, осторожныйRussian
  • सावधान, सतर्कSanskrit
  • брѝжљив, о̏пре̄зан, brȉžan, brìžljiv, ȍprēzan, pòmnjiv, по̀мњив, бри̏жанSerbo-Croatian
  • försiktigSwedish
  • கவனமாகTamil
  • سترک, ساودھانUrdu

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