care /ˈkɛr, ˈkær/
care /ˈkæ(ə)r, ˈkɛ(ə)r/ 名詞
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.
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.
Care, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Cared p. pr. & vb. n. Caring.] To be anxious or solicitous; to be concerned; to have regard or interest; -- sometimes followed by an objective of measure.
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.
n 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,
6: activity involved in maintaining something in good working
order; "he wrote the manual on car care" [syn: maintenance,
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: 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]