1. [syn: lovingness, caring]
1. feeling and exhibiting concern and empathy for others;
- Example: "caring friends"
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):
adj 1: feeling and exhibiting concern and empathy for others;
n 1: a loving feeling [syn: lovingness, caring]