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Definitions for caretaker
ˈkɛərˌteɪ kərcare·tak·er

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. caretakernoun

    a custodian who is hired to take care of something (property or a person)

  2. caretakernoun

    an official who performs the duties of an office temporarily

    "he acted as a caretaker until a new president could be elected"


  1. caretakernoun

    Someone who takes care of a place or thing; someone looking after somewhere, or with responsibility for keeping a place in good repair.

  2. caretakernoun

    Someone who takes care of a person; a parent, carer or other guardian.

  3. caretakeradjective

    Temporary, on a short term basis.

    Johnson had to be drafted in as the caretaker manager after Hewlett resigned without warning the day before the final.

  4. Etymology: From care + taker.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of caretaker in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of caretaker in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of caretaker in a Sentence

  1. Linda Howell:

    We had a little episode wherethe caretaker broke down crying to my husband about how awful it was that she was having to spend her life taking care of Peggy.

  2. Medecins Sans Frontieres:

    The gates of the hospital compound were closed all night so no one that is not staff, a patient or a caretaker was inside the hospital when the bombing happened.

  3. Ivan Krastev:

    There has been much more election campaigning than vaccine campaigning, neither the government that was in power nor the caretaker government made vaccination a priority.

  4. Kim Jeong-uk:

    If a mother stays with her baby all the time, and an individual caretaker is attached to each mother, then it makes services too expensive.

  5. Andrea Irwin:

    To die in such a violent way baffles me. he was our caretaker and so gentle.

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