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. carefuladjective

    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, heedfuladjective

    cautiously attentive

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

  3. careful, deliberate, measuredadjective

    unhurried and with care and dignity

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

  4. carefuladjective

    full of cares or anxiety

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

  5. careful, thriftyadjective

    mindful of the future in spending money

    "careful with money"

Wiktionary

  1. carefuladjective

    Full of care or grief; sorrowful, sad.

  2. carefuladjective

    Full of cares or anxiety; worried, troubled.

  3. carefuladjective

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

    He was a slow and careful driver.

  4. carefuladjective

    Conscientious and painstaking; meticulous.

    They made a careful search of the crimescene.

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Carefuladjective

    Etymology: from care and full.

    Martha, thou art careful, and troubled about many things. Luke, x. 41.

    Welcome, thou pleasing slumber;
    A while embrace me in thy leaden arms,
    And charm my careful thoughts. John Denham, Sophy.

    Behold, thou hast been careful for us with all this care; what is to be done for thee? 2 Kings, iv. 13.

    To cure their mad ambition, they were sent
    To rule a distant province, each alone:
    What could a careful father more have done? Dryden.

    It concerns us to be careful of our conversations. John Ray.

    By him that rais’d me to this careful height,
    From that contented hap, which I enjoy’d. William Shakespeare, Richard III.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Carefuladjective

    full of care; anxious; solicitous

  2. Carefuladjective

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

  3. Carefuladjective

    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

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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. Brian Chappel:

    The German government understands what they want, we're going to be very careful and make sure we start a program that's going to be successful because nobody wants to have a problem again.

  2. Karl Thomas:

    That should make the world wake up and recognize that people may say one thing, but if you aren't careful, a few years later things will be very different.

  3. Boris Johnson:

    As COVID becomes endemic, we will need to replace legal requirements with advice and guidance, urging people with the virus to be careful and considerate of others.

  4. Kevin McConway:

    One thing this research clearly demonstrates is how difficult it is to tie down whether something like this is indeed a risk factor for cancer. Despite this being a good, competent, careful study involving over quarter of a million women, it still leaves room for doubt about the association, if there is one, between using powder in the genital area and ovarian cancer, there is still uncertainty about whether any such association exists. If it does exist, there is uncertainty about whether the powder itself is what causes any increase in cancer risk. And there's also uncertainty about what the size of the risk increase is, if it there is one.

  5. Thomas Carr:

    All we have are bones on a table with lesions. We have to be very careful as scientists in attributing cause.

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Translations for careful

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  • старателен, акуратен, внимателен, грижливBulgarian
  • সাবধান, সতর্কBengali
  • cautelós, curósCatalan, Valencian
  • pečlivý, opatrnýCzech
  • behutsam, vorsichtig, sorgfältigGerman
  • προσεκτικός, επιμελήςGreek
  • zorgaEsperanto
  • cauto, cuidadosoSpanish
  • tähelepanelik, ettevaatlikEstonian
  • huolellinen, varovainenFinnish
  • soigneuse, prudent, 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
  • rūpīgs, uzmanīgsLatvian
  • सावधMarathi
  • behoedzaam, voorzichtig, doortastend, omzichtig, prudent, zorgvuldig, grondigDutch
  • ostrożna, ostrożny, ostrożnePolish
  • cuidadoso, cautelosa, cauteloso, meticuloso, cuidadosa, prudente, meticulosaPortuguese
  • precaut, prudentRomanian
  • тщательный, старательный, внимательный, аккуратный, осторожныйRussian
  • सावधान, सतर्कSanskrit
  • бри̏жан, брѝжљив, brȉžan, по̀мњив, pòmnjiv, о̏пре̄зан, ȍprēzan, brìžljivSerbo-Croatian
  • försiktigSwedish
  • கவனமாகTamil
  • ساودھان, سترکUrdu

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