Care

Definition of Care

Pronunciation: kâr
n.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. 28.
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.
v. i.1.To be anxious or solicitous; to be concerned; to have regard or interest; - sometimes followed by an objective of measure.
[imp. & p. p. Cared ; p. pr. & vb. n. Caring.]
I would not care a pin, if the other three were in.
- Shak.
Master, carest thou not that we perish?
- Mark. iv. 38.
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.
- Tennyson.

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