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. [1913 Webster]

Care keeps his watch in every old man's eye, And where care lodges, sleep will never lie. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. Charge, oversight, or management, implying responsibility for safety and prosperity. [1913 Webster]

The care of all the churches. --2 Cor. xi. 28. [1913 Webster]

Him thy care must be to find. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

Perplexed with a thousand cares. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. Attention or heed; caution; regard; heedfulness; watchfulness; as, take care; have a care. [1913 Webster]

I thank thee for thy care and honest pains. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

4. The object of watchful attention or anxiety. [1913 Webster]

Right sorrowfully mourning her bereaved cares. --Spenser.

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. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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