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.
adj 1: showing a care; "a caring mother" [syn: protective]
2: having or displaying warmth or affection; "affectionate
children"; "caring parents"; "a fond embrace"; "fond of
his nephew"; "a tender glance"; "a warm embrace" [syn: affectionate,
fond, lovesome, tender, warm]
3: feeling and exhibiting concern and empathy for others;
n : a loving feeling [syn: lovingness]