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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Care  \Care\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Cared};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Caring}.]  [AS.  cearian.  See  {Care},  n.] 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  care 
  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  under  the  care  of  a  physician"  [syn:  {charge},  {tutelage}, 
  {guardianship}] 
  6:  activity  involved  in  maintaining  something  in  good  working 
  order  "he  wrote  the  manual  on  car  care"  [syn:  {maintenance}, 
  {upkeep}] 
  v  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}] 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
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