[syn: worry, care]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Care \Care\ (k[^a]r), n. [AS. caru, cearu; akin to OS. kara
sorrow, Goth. kara, OHG chara, lament, and perh. to Gr.
gh^rys voice. Not akin to cure. Cf. Chary.]
1. A burdensome sense of responsibility; trouble caused by
onerous duties; anxiety; concern; solicitude.
Care keeps his watch in every old man's eye,
And where care lodges, sleep will never lie. --Shak.
2. Charge, oversight, or management, implying responsibility
for safety and prosperity.
The care of all the churches. --2 Cor. xi.
Him thy care must be to find. --Milton.
Perplexed with a thousand cares. --Shak.
3. Attention or heed; caution; regard; heedfulness;
watchfulness; as, take care; have a care.
I thank thee for thy care and honest pains. --Shak.
4. The object of watchful attention or anxiety.
Right sorrowfully mourning her bereaved cares.
Syn: Anxiety; solicitude; concern; caution; regard;
management; direction; oversight. -- Care, Anxiety,
Solicitude, Concern. These words express mental pain
in different degress. Care belongs primarily to the
intellect, and becomes painful from overburdened
thought. Anxiety denotes a state of distressing
uneasiness fron the dread of evil. Solicitude expresses
the same feeling in a diminished degree. Concern is
opposed to indifference, and implies exercise of anxious
thought more or less intense. We are careful about the
means, solicitous and anxious about the end; we are
solicitous to obtain a good, anxious to avoid an evil.
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Care \Care\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Cared; p. pr. & vb. n.
Caring.] [AS. cearian. See Care, n.]
To be anxious or solicitous; to be concerned; to have regard
or interest; -- sometimes followed by an objective of
I would not care a pin, if the other three were in.
Master, carest thou not that we perish? --Mark. iv.
To care for.
(a) To have under watchful attention; to take care of.
(b) To have regard or affection for; to like or love.
He cared not for the affection of the house.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: the work of providing treatment for or attending to someone
or something; "no medical care was required"; "the old car
needs constant attention" [syn: care, attention, aid,
2: judiciousness in avoiding harm or danger; "he exercised
caution in opening the door"; "he handled the vase with care"
[syn: caution, precaution, care, forethought]
3: an anxious feeling; "care had aged him"; "they hushed it up
out of fear of public reaction" [syn: concern, care,
4: a cause for feeling concern; "his major care was the illness
of his wife"
5: attention and management implying responsibility for safety;
"he is in the care of a bodyguard" [syn: care, charge,
6: activity involved in maintaining something in good working
order; "he wrote the manual on car care" [syn: care,
v 1: feel concern or interest; "I really care about my work"; "I
2: provide care for; "The nurse was caring for the wounded"
[syn: care, give care]
3: prefer or wish to do something; "Do you care to try this
dish?"; "Would you like to come along to the movies?" [syn:
wish, care, like]
4: 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" [syn:
manage, deal, care, handle]
5: be concerned with; "I worry about my grades" [syn: worry,
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
406 Moby Thesaurus words for "care":
TLC, abetment, accordance, accountability, acquittal, acquittance,
adherence, administration, adverse circumstances, adversity,
advertence, advertency, advocacy, aegis, affliction, agency,
agentship, aggravation, agitation, agony, alarm, alertness,
all-overs, angst, anguish, annoyance, anticipation, anxiety,
anxiety hysteria, anxiety neurosis, anxious bench, anxious concern,
anxious seat, anxiousness, apprehension, apprehensiveness,
assiduity, assiduousness, assignment, attend to, attention,
attention span, attentiveness, auspices, austerity,
austerity program, authority, authorization, awareness, backing,
be affected, be concerned, be fond of, be in tune, be inspired,
be involved, be moved, be responsible for, bitter cup,
bitter draft, bitter draught, bitter pill, blight, bossing, bread,
brevet, bummer, burden, burden of care, calculation,
cankerworm of care, canniness, care about, care for,
careful consideration, carefulness, carking care, carrying out,
catch the flame, catch the infection, caution, cautiousness,
championship, change color, charge, chariness, charity,
circumspection, circumspectness, color with emotion, commission,
commissioning, commitment, compliance, concentration, concern,
concernment, conduct, conformance, conformity, consciousness,
consider, consideration, consignment, consternation, control,
countenance, cross, crown of thorns, cure, curiosity, curse,
custodianship, custody, daily bread, delegated authority,
delegation, deliberate stages, deliberateness, deliberation,
deputation, devolution, devolvement, difficulties, difficulty, dig,
diligence, direction, discharge, discretion, dismay, disquiet,
disquietude, distress, disturbance, dole, dolor, downer, dread,
ear, earnestness, echo, economic planning, economic support,
economicalness, economy, economy of means, effort, embassy,
empathize with, empowerment, encouragement, encumbrance, endowment,
enthusiasm, entrusting, entrustment, errand, execution,
executorship, exequatur, exertion, eye, factorship, false economy,
fancy, favor, fear, foreboding, forebodingness, forehandedness,
forethought, fosterage, fret, frugality, frugalness, fulfillment,
full power, gall, gall and wormwood, gingerliness, good management,
goodwill, governance, government, grief, grievance, guardedness,
guardianship, guarding, guidance, handling, hands, hard knocks,
hard life, hard lot, hardcase, hardship, heartache, heartbreak,
heartfelt grief, heartgrief, hedge, hedging, heed, heedfulness,
heeding, hesitation, hold, husbandry, identify with, infliction,
inquietude, intendance, intentiveness, intentness, interest,
irritation, judiciousness, jurisdiction, keep, keeping,
lamentation, languishment, legation, license, lieutenancy, like,
livelihood, living, load, look after, love, loving care,
maintenance, malaise, management, manna, means of dealing, meat,
meticulousness, mind, mindfulness, ministry, misery, misgiving,
mission, mothering, nervous strain, nervous tension, nervousness,
note, notice, nourishment, nurse, nurture, observance, observation,
office, oppression, overanxiety, oversight, pack of troubles,
pains, parsimoniousness, parsimony, pastorage, pastorate,
pastorship, patronage, pawkiness, pay attention, peck of troubles,
performance, perturbation, pining, pins and needles,
plenipotentiary power, plight, power of attorney, power to act,
practice, predicament, preparedness, pressure, preventive custody,
price support, prior consultation, procuration, prostration,
protect, protection, protective custody, protectorship,
provide for, providence, provision, proxy, prudence,
prudential administration, prudentialness, pucker, punctiliousness,
purview, react, reck, regard, regardfulness, regency, regentship,
regret, relate to emotionally, remark, respect, respond,
responsibility, rigor, rue, running, sadness, safe hands,
safekeeping, safeness, safety first, satisfaction, sea of troubles,
seconding, share, slowness to act, solicitude, sorrow, sorrowing,
sparingness, sponsorship, stew, stewardship, strain, stress,
stress of life, subsidization, subsidy, subsistence, subvention,
suffering, superintendence, superintendency, supervision, support,
surveillance, suspense, sustainment, sustenance, sustentation,
sympathize with, sympathy, take an interest, take care of,
take charge of, task, tend, tender loving care, tension,
tentativeness, think, thorn, thoroughness, thought, thoughtfulness,
thrift, thriftiness, tight purse strings, treatment, trial,
tribulation, trouble, troubles, trust, trusteeship, tutelage,
uncommunicativeness, unease, uneasiness, unprecipitateness,
unquietness, unwastefulness, upkeep, upset, usage, vale of tears,
vexation, vicarious authority, vicissitude, vigilance, ward,
wardenship, wardship, warrant, watch and ward, watch over,
watchfulness, waters of bitterness, weight, wing, woe, worry,
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