careful

Definitions

  • "'I will take care of Boh.'"
    "'I will take care of Boh.'"
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj careful exercising caution or showing care or attention "they were careful when crossing the busy street","be careful to keep her shoes clean","did very careful research","careful art restorers","careful of the rights of others","careful about one's behavior"
    • adj careful unhurried and with care and dignity "walking at the same measured pace","with all deliberate speed"
    • adj careful mindful of the future in spending money "careful with money"
    • adj careful cautiously attentive "careful of her feelings","heedful of his father's advice"
    • adj careful full of cares or anxiety "Thou art careful and troubled about many things"-Luke 10.41"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Wood is carefully and regularly piled in the seasoning-yard Wood is carefully and regularly piled in the seasoning-yard
"'BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU SAY! I AM PHILIP AYRE.'" "'BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU SAY! I AM PHILIP AYRE.'"
Don't Care a Continental 073 Don't Care a Continental 073
Careful excavation was required to identify the fill of long-obliterated ditches once draining fields and marking property boundaries Careful excavation was required to identify the fill of long-obliterated ditches once draining fields and marking...
Now then, cully, just you be careful Now then, cully, just you be careful
THE CONVENT FREE FROM CARE THE CONVENT FREE FROM CARE

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Over one million Pet Rocks were sold in 1975, makine Gary Dahl, of Los Gatos, California, a millionaire. He got the idea while joking with friends about his pet that was easy to take care of, which was a rock
    • Careful Filling with care or solicitude; exposing to concern, anxiety, or trouble; painful. "The careful cold beginneth for to creep.""By Him that raised me to this careful height."
    • Careful Full of care; anxious; solicitous. "Be careful Rev. Ver. “anxious”] for nothing.""The careful plowman doubting stands."
    • Careful Taking care; giving good heed; watchful; cautious; provident; not indifferent, heedless, or reckless; -- often followed by of for, or the infinitive; as, careful of money; careful to do right. "Thou hast been careful for us with all this care.""What could a careful father more have done?"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: At least 7% of all health care costs in the United States are attributed to smoking
    • careful Full of care or grief; grieving; sorrowful.
    • careful Full of care; anxious; solicitous.
    • careful Filling with care or solicitude; exposing to concern, anxiety, or trouble; care-causing; painful.
    • careful Excited; eager; vehement.
    • careful Attentive to aid, support, or protect; provident: formerly with for, now generally with of, before the object.
    • careful Giving good heed; watchful; cautious: as, be careful to maintain good works; be careful of your conversation.
    • careful Showing or done with care or attention: as, careful consideration. Synonyms Concerned, disturbed, troubled.
    • careful Provident, thoughtful, heedful.
    • careful Prudent, wary, etc. See list under cautious.
    • n careful One full of care or sorrow.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In the original Star Wars A New Hope when everyone is stuck in the trash compactor and the storm troopers come for C-3PO and R2-D2 the stormtroopers come through the door and one of them hits its head, very funny. They make it look like he did it on purpose by another stormtrooper says "Take care of him" which they added in there guess Lucas kept it as kind of a joke
    • Careful full of care: heedful: :
    • Careful (B.) anxious
    • Careful (Spens.) dreadful
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Quotations

  • George Herbert
    George%20Herbert
    “The resolved mind hath no cares.”
  • Rollo May
    Rollo May
    “Care is a state in which something does matter; it is the source of human tenderness.”
  • Thomas Sprat
    Thomas Sprat
    “What you dislike in another take care to correct in yourself.”
  • Walter Lippmann
    Walter%20Lippmann
    “Let a human being throw the energies of his soul into the making of something, and the instinct of workmanship will take care of his honesty.”
  • Marlene Blaszczyk
    Marlene Blaszczyk
    “If you don't care, your customer never will.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “If we don't take care of the customer... somebody else will.”

Idioms

Be careful what you wish for - If you get things that you desire, there may be unforeseen and unpleasant consequences.('Be careful what you wish for, lest it come true.' and 'Be careful what you wish for; you may receive it.' are also used.)
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Devil may care - If you live a devil-may-care life it means you are willing to take more risks than most people.
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Pastoral care - This is used in education to describe the aspect of care offered to pupils that cover things besides learning.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. cearful,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. caru; Goth. kara, sorrow; Ice. kæra, to lament; Celt. car, care; allied to L. carus, dear.

Usage

In literature:

Take good care of the first twenty years of your life, and you may hope that the last twenty will take good care of you.
"Pushing to the Front" by Orison Swett Marden
It also acts as a careful guardian, by arresting many poisons which would otherwise pass into the general circulation.
"Papers on Health" by John Kirk
He deliberately reviewed the work to be done, made careful plans and was greatly successful.
"Usury" by Calvin Elliott
Americans compared with other Nations as to Care of the Skin.
"A Treatise on Domestic Economy" by Catherine Esther Beecher
I knew now that I cared for this girl more than I had ever thought to care for woman.
"The Trail of '98" by Robert W. Service
He had never told her of any cares, and he was little more than thirty.
"Olive A Novel" by Dinah Maria Craik, (AKA Dinah Maria Mulock)
This property of mine do I intrust to you, and commit to your care.
"The Comedies of Terence" by Publius Terentius Afer, (AKA) Terence
Esther's education had progressed under her father's care.
"Oswald Langdon" by Carson Jay Lee
But I don't care, I love him anyhow.
"The Forbidden Trail" by Honoré Willsie
Had there been any one by, she would, it may be surmised, have been more careful.
"Orley Farm" by Anthony Trollope
Her father and his motherless children had none but her to care for them now.
"Janet's Love and Service" by Margaret M Robertson
If a sitfast has developed, the dead hornlike slough must be carefully dissected out and the wound treated carefully with antiseptics.
"Special Report on Diseases of the Horse" by United States Department of Agriculture
Be careful in asking questions for the purpose of starting conversation or drawing out a person, not to be rude or intrusive.
"Searchlights on Health: Light on Dark Corners" by B.G. Jefferis
And it was as a boy that he had cared, and as a man that he had ceased to care.
"The Combined Maze" by May Sinclair
Which would you get first if you were planning carefully?
"Scouting For Girls, Official Handbook of the Girl Scouts" by Girl Scouts
His silver-blond mustache was carefully trimmed.
"The Saracen: Land of the Infidel" by Robert Shea
She is surprised to realize that she has come to care deeply for the idealistic, innocent young Frenchman.
"The Saracen: The Holy War" by Robert Shea
A vague impression haunts us that they fray out if not done careful.
"When Ghost Meets Ghost" by William Frend De Morgan
Land needs as much manure and care for apple-trees as for potatoes.
"Soil Culture" by J. H. Walden
They really must learn to be more careful.
"The German Classics, v. 20" by Various
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In poetry:

O hear my fervent prayer,
And take me to thy care;
Direct me in thy way;
So shall I never stray.
"My God, Thy Suppliant Hear" by George Sandys
If we should find a creature
Who's unbless'd,
Care-worn in every feature,
And sore distress'd;—
"Life’s Struggle" by Benjamin Cutler Clark
Distant sails, waning sails,
Waft me to some shore
Where corroding care prevails
Never, nevermore!
"Weariness" by John Lawson Stoddard
You, love, and I,
(He whispers) you and I,
And if no more than only you and I
What care you or I ?
"Counting The Beats" by Robert Graves
Aunty waves us fond farewells.--
"Igo and Ago,"
Granny pipes, "tak care yersels!"
Iram, coram, dago.
""Igo And Ago"" by James Whitcomb Riley
Not rhinoceroses we!
Tigers do we care to be?
Fields like these so desolate
Are to us a hateful fate.
"On The Misery Of Soldiers" by Confucius

In news:

Was the coordinator of the National Organization of Ophthalmic Rehabilitation Eye Care Program in Afghanistan, overseeing hospitals and clinics, teaching optometry and administering care in the most rural of areas.
Baylor Health Care leaders reveal how they have built a cutting-edge cancer care model that combines personalized guidance, tailored treatment, and opportunities to participate in clinical trials of new treatments.
A Douglas County judge Monday ordered a 44-year-old Eudora man to pay more than $4,400 to the state for care of a Shetland pony he neglected to provide proper care for over a four-year period.
Then he would carefully lay the clams directly on the grill, taking care not to spill precious drops of clam juice into the fiery grate.
A key driver behind the president's health care agenda is to, "help bring our deficits under control in the long term," and yet the latest health care bill will reach annual savings of only $18 billion by the end of the decade.
He cares more about the relationship between art and nature than any other poet since the Romantics, and more than most contemporary poets care about any ideas at all.
Under the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, Colorado must adapt to new federal mandates that will dramatically affect health care costs and the insurance plans available to health care consumers.
The Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of President Obama's health-care law, the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare.
Advertisements recruiting health care practitioners and technicians declined slightly in February, as did actual hiring in health care, according to two recently released reports.
Buena Vista County Supervisors opened three bids for potential purchase of the county's care facility site Tuesday - one of which could potentially put the site back in business as a care facility.
The Spectra County Care Facility building, was county run up until 1986 when it was privatized by Spectra who took over the mental health care.
In Washington state, health-care leaders weren't waiting around for the Affordable Care Act to make health care affordable.
Genomic health care is presenting researchers and doctors with tough ethical care questions.
The clock is ticking as Iowa legislators are working to come up with a revised health care system that adopts President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act.
While not as controversial as stock options, supplemental health care benefits for executives must be treated with care.
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In science:

However, the case γ = 1 requires a careful examination because the integral (8) becomes divergent.
Quantum propagators in a random metric
Data reduction ISOCAM data need particular care to remove the effects of glitches induced by the frequent impacts of cosmic rays on the detectors (the 960 pixels registered on average 4.5 events/sec).
High-Redshift Galaxies: The Far-Infrared and Sub-Millimeter View
Therefore V \ V0 is connected, and by being slightly careful in how we choose v ∈ V \ Vt , we can ensure that V \ Vt remains connected at each step.
The Randomness Recycler: A new technique for perfect sampling
Note that φ at time 0 equals 0, and can never be more than n, and we have shown that φ is expected to increase by a fixed positive amount at each step (when we formulate carefully as in the paragraph following the proof of Theorem 1).
The Randomness Recycler: A new technique for perfect sampling
Careful examination of the independent set algorithm in Section 2 shows that this is exactly how the color for v is chosen, with the same acceptance probabilities.
The Randomness Recycler: A new technique for perfect sampling
When the non-linear term is present, it is taken care as follows: γℓj Vj (F ) + γℓ + δℓ t1! .
Integrable Lattices: Random Matrices and Random Permutations
Concerning the second question, we have already noted that, because of the complicated energy landscape, there are large clusters of (carefully chosen) spins which can be flipped with rather low energy cost.
Computer Science in Physics
Most work has used “heuristic” algorithms, which are not guaranteed to give the exact ground states, but which, when used carefully, do seem to give the true ground state in most instances.
Computer Science in Physics
Subsequently, two papers [30,23] have argued that a different value of θ, consistent with zero, is obtained from excitations in which the boundary conditions are not changed but a carefully chosen set of spins is flipped, for example by thermal noise.
Computer Science in Physics
This cubic bound can be improved by being a bit more careful.
When Can You Fold a Map?
The integer K in Lemma 4.2 comes to take care of that problem.
Classification of simple $C^*$-algebras of tracial topological rank zero
Furthermore, one should also be careful when maps with finite dimensional ranges are used.
Classification of simple $C^*$-algebras of tracial topological rank zero
Lemma 3.4 together with a careful and extensive use of the integer K in 4.2 will deal with these difficulties.
Classification of simple $C^*$-algebras of tracial topological rank zero
Mˆg ) = Ω( ˆΣ) . (As one is dealing with singular spaces, one must be careful with the definition of the fundamental group.
Conformal field theory, boundary conditions and applications to string theory
We performed careful numerical procedures to iterate our generalized MDH equations at finite temperature.
Breakdown of the perturbative renormalization group for S >= 1 random antiferromagnetic spin chains
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