1: the work of caring for or attending to someone or something; "no medical care was required"; "the old car needed constant attention" [syn: attention, aid, tending]
2: judiciousness in avoiding harm or danger; "he exercised caution in opening the door"; "he handled the vase with care" [syn: caution, precaution, forethought]
3: an anxious feeling; "care had aged him"; "they hushed it up out of fear of public reaction" [syn: concern, fear]
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: charge, tutelage, guardianship]
6: activity involved in maintaining something in good working order; "he wrote the manual on car care" [syn: maintenance, upkeep]
1: feel concern or interest; "I really care about my work"; "I don't care"
2: provide care for; "The nurse was caring for the wounded" [syn: 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, 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, handle]
5: be concerned with; "I worry about my grades" [syn: worry]
Adjacent words: Carduelis cucullata | Carduelis flammea | Carduelis hornemanni | Carduelis spinus | Carduus | Carduus crispus | Carduus nutans | care | care a hang | care delivery | care for | cared-for | careen | career | career counseling | career girl