caretaker

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n caretaker a custodian who is hired to take care of something (property or a person)
    • n caretaker an official who performs the duties of an office temporarily "he acted as a caretaker until a new president could be elected"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The biggest bell is the "Tsar Kolokol" cast in the Kremlin in 1733. It weighs 216 tons, but alas, is cracked and has never been rung. The bell was being stored in a Moscow shed which caught fire. To "save" it, caretakers decided to throw water on the bell. This did not succeed, as the water hit the superheated metal and a giant piece immediately cracked off, destroying the bell forever.
    • n caretaker One who takes care of something. Specifically —
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Usage

In literature:

A trio of caretakers carried the struggling principal off the platform and shouting teachers herded the students on to their next classes.
"Adolescents Only" by Irving E. Cox
This is Black Hall, and I am the caretaker.
"Tried for Her Life" by Emma Dorothy Eliza Nevitte Southworth
Old Maingon, the caretaker, he'd lit a fire in a bucket and was grilling a herring.
"Rewards and Fairies" by Rudyard Kipling
Then he gathered his personal belongings and calling the old negro caretaker, bade him carry them to Mrs. Swanwick's.
"The Red City" by S. Weir Mitchell
Women are the prehistoric caretakers of our foodstuffs.
"The American Country Girl" by Martha Foote Crow
The caretaker of the building was a big Swede called Andy.
"Camping & Tramping with Roosevelt" by John Burroughs
At the Point she discharged the sledge and went on foot to the house of the caretaker who had charge of the Sherrill cottage during the winter.
"The Indian Drum" by William MacHarg
The caretakers are a lad and his sister, who have brought with them a younger child.
"Landseer" by Estelle M. Hurll
Then getting up, he called the first witness for the People, the Gramercy Park caretaker, who had found the body.
"The Perfume of Eros: A Fifth Avenue Incident" by Edgar Saltus
A caretaker lives in the fragment of the old monastery and shows one through the few deserted and dingy rooms.
"Across the Continent by the Lincoln Highway" by Effie Price Gladding
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In poetry:

In the hushed corridors of sleep
Professor Eisenbart plots treason.
Caretaker mind prepares to sweep
the dusty offices of reason.
"Daybreak" by Gwen Harwood

In news:

Caretaker leader takes over al-Qaida.
Allawi's Iraqiya bloc seeks caretaker to safeguard election results.
'You have no idea how strong a chimpanzee is,' caretaker says.
The autopsy report cited other reports saying that two days earlier, Hernandez was riding in the car of an unidentified caretaker — a "family friend" — when he started to choke on a piece of candy.
The caretaker reportedly pulled over and tried to dislodge the candy.
I'm still mowing at the 1950s farm museum until we find someone to fill the late Jerry Kirk's resident caretaker position.
During Colleen 's childhood and young adulthood, she sold sweet corn to earn money for school clothes and was a nurturing caretaker for her brother, Tom, whose special needs required constant supervision.
For now, Obie the overweight dachshund will remain with the caretaker who has helped the formerly 70-pound pooch to shed 15 pounds so far.
The interactive site pairs his poetry with music, essays and video from people living with the disease and their caretakers.
Slava Volman, a day care provider and educator, encourages parents and caretakers to help kids make changes to improve their diets and overall health.
Kaitlyn Nichole Murphy facing two counts of caretaker abuse.
In "Keep checks coming" (Forum, Oct 1), Darrel Manning is concerned about all the "vote-buying," "cradle-to-grave caretaker government" programs that get people to "vote Democrat to keep the assistance checks coming.".
A couple of weeks ago, caretakers for 2,500 people with developmental disabilities were told that Montgomery County is ending its support coordination program and they have until Dec 10 to select a private coordinator.
Nigel Fisher , caretaker of the world's children.
Washington Irving, a diplomat attached to the United States legation in Madrid in the 1820's, came upon it in the hands of a small family of caretakers.
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In science:

PWD really cripples both the PWDs and the caretakers. Let us now study the on state of the node R4 in the range space; i.e., social stigma for having a PWD born their family. Let X = (0 0 0 1 0 0) be given state vector. To study the effect of X on the dynamical system P.
Mathematical Analysis of the Problems faced by the People With Disabilities (PWDs)
This mainly shows the nodes given by the caretakers are so interdependent on each other so strongly that the on state of any one of them makes on the rest of the nodes from both the domain and range space.
Mathematical Analysis of the Problems faced by the People With Disabilities (PWDs)
PWDs are ill-treated by the caretakers as they feel PWDs are curse and social stigma to their family.
Mathematical Analysis of the Problems faced by the People With Disabilities (PWDs)
PWDs are poorly maintained by caretakers (Dress, Cleanliness etc).
Mathematical Analysis of the Problems faced by the People With Disabilities (PWDs)
Now we given the nodes related with the caretakers and the society which forms the attributes of the range space.
Mathematical Analysis of the Problems faced by the People With Disabilities (PWDs)
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