• "'I will take care of Boh.'"
    "'I will take care of Boh.'"
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v care be concerned with "I worry about my grades"
    • v care feel concern or interest "I really care about my work","I don't care"
    • v care prefer or wish to do something "Do you care to try this dish?","Would you like to come along to the movies?"
    • v care 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"
    • v care provide care for "The nurse was caring for the wounded"
    • n care activity involved in maintaining something in good working order "he wrote the manual on car care"
    • n care the work of providing treatment for or attending to someone or something "no medical care was required","the old car needs constant attention"
    • n care attention and management implying responsibility for safety "he is in the care of a bodyguard"
    • n care judiciousness in avoiding harm or danger "he exercised caution in opening the door","he handled the vase with care"
    • n care a cause for feeling concern "his major care was the illness of his wife"
    • n care an anxious feeling "care had aged him","they hushed it up out of fear of public reaction"
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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
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

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
    • Care 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."
    • Care Attention or heed; caution; regard; heedfulness; watchfulness; as, take care; have a care . "I thank thee for thy care and honest pains."
    • Care Charge, oversight, or management, implying responsibility for safety and prosperity. "The care of all the churches.""Him thy care must be to find.""Perplexed with a thousand cares ."
    • Care The object of watchful attention or anxiety. "Right sorrowfully mourning her bereaved cares ."
    • v. i Care 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.""Master, carest thou not that we perish?""He cared not for the affection of the house."
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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
    • n care Grief; sorrow; affliction; pain; distress.
    • n care Concern; solicitude; anxiety; mental disturbance, unrest, or pain caused by the apprehension of evil or the pressure of many burdens.
    • n care Attention or heed, with a view to safety or protection; a looking to something; caution; regard; watchfulness: as, take care of yourself.
    • n care Charge or oversight, implying concern and endeavor to promote an aim or accomplish a purpose: as, he was under the care of a physician.
    • n care An object of concern or watchful regard and attention.
    • n care =Syn. Care, Concern, Solicitude, Anxiety. Care is the widest in its range of meaning; it may be with or without feeling, with of without action: as, the care of a garden. In its strongest sense, care is a painful burden of thought, perhaps from a multiplicity and constant pressure of things to be attended to: as, the child was a great care to her. Concern and solicitude are a step higher in intensity. Concern is often a regret for painful facts. Care and concern may represent the object of the thought and feeling; the others represent only the mental state: as, it shall be my chief concern. Solicitude is sometimes tenderer than concern, or is attended with more manifestation of feeling. Anxiety is the strongest of the four words; it is a restless dread of some evil. As compared with solicitude, it is more negative: as, solicitude to obtain preferment, to help a friend; anxiety to avoid an evil. We speak of care for an aged parent, concern for her comfort, solicitude to leave nothing undone for her welfare, anxiety as to the effect of an exposure to cold. (For apprehension and higher degrees of fear, see alarm.)
    • care To feel grief or sorrow; grieve.
    • care To be anxious or solicitous; be concerned or interested: commonly with about or for.
    • care To be inclined or disposed; have a desire: often with for.
    • care To have a liking or regard: with for before the object.
    • care To be concerned so as to feel or express objection; feel an interest in opposing: chiefly with a negative: as, He says he is coming to see you. I don't care. Will you take something? I don't care if I do.
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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
    • n Care kār anxiety, heedfulness: charge, oversight: the object of anxiety
    • v.i Care to be anxious: to be inclined: to have regard
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  • Captain J. Brown
    Captain J. Brown
    “Old men should have more care to end life well than to live long.”
  • H. L. Mencken
    “A prohibitionist is the sort of man one couldn't care to drink with, even if he drank.”
  • John Dryden
    “Only man clogs his happiness with care, destroying what is, with thoughts of what may be.”
  • Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
    “We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.”
  • Thomas Kempis
    “He has great tranquillity of heart who cares neither for the praises nor the fault-finding of men.”
  • Professor Blackie
    Professor Blackie
    “Read nothing that you do not care to remember, and remember nothing you do not mean to use.”


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.)
Devil may care - If you live a devil-may-care life it means you are willing to take more risks than most people.
Pastoral care - This is used in education to describe the aspect of care offered to pupils that cover things besides learning.


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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


In literature:

I can trust Him to care for me.
"Out in the Forty-Five" by Emily Sarah Holt
Julius did not greatly care.
"The History of Sir Richard Calmady" by Lucas Malet
Which of us was most frightened, I hardly care to say!
"Chatterbox, 1906" by Various
I have a few acquaintances whom I like, but there is not a soul on earth for whom I care, or who cares for me.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1896 to 1901" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
Be careful, Jason Philip's daughter, be careful!
"The Goose Man" by Jacob Wassermann
But he did not care; he was past caring!
"The Day of Judgment" by Joseph Hocking
He did not care for his soldiers; he did not care to go to the theater.
"Children's Literature" by Charles Madison Curry
That was why he had not cared to care for Laura.
"The Creators" by May Sinclair
As an orphan of four years old, she had come under the care of Mary Baker, and under her care she remained.
"The Bertrams" by Anthony Trollope
There is no need to describe the toilsome journey, it was accomplished in due time, and once more Esperance was safe in his father's care.
"The Son of Monte Christo" by Jules Lermina

In poetry:

The world's so enormous
In multiple whole,
What god can inform us
It cares for a soul?
"Fear" by Gamaliel Bradford
If it is dark
when this is given to you,
have care for its content
when the moon shines.
"A Form Of Women" by Robert Creeley
For I know that where
Christ hath come again,
Quietness without care
Dwelleth in his men.
"Antiphon" by George MacDonald
Alac, alac, what shall I do,
For care is cast into my hart,
And trew love lokked therto?
"Alac, Alac, What Shall I Do" by King Henry VIII
When the late Titian
Was in a critical condition,
He was carefully nursed
By Francis the First.
"Clerihew – Titian" by Edmund Clerihew Bentley
Occupy some worthy place,
Care not if it soil;
Honest labor's no disgrace;
Man was made to toil.
"Labor" by Benjamin Cutler Clark

In news:

NewsHour's Elizabeth Farnsworth speaks with the co-author of "Dr. Spock 's Baby & Child Care," Dr Steven Parker, about what Dr Spock did for the nation in regard to child care and how he changed the way people raise their children.
Gainesville — Homebound locals in need of skilled and specialized medical care can find a broad range of treatment though Angels Care Home Health, a Medicare-certified agency.
Health care workers around the country have been struggling to form unions, facing off against private health care companies that care little about living wages and benefits.
Storey , 85, of Broadstreet Hollow Road, Shandaken died Thursday March 29, 2012 at the Golden Hill Health Care Center in Kingston, where she was lovingly cared for by her Golden Hill Family.
Serious barriers to mental health care exist due to shortage of providers, reduced access to care and stigma of seeking services.
Supporters of health care reform rally in front of the Supreme Court in Washington, Wednesday, March 28, 2012, on the final day of arguments regarding the health care law signed by President Barack Obama.
Helene Curtis here is making a run for a share of the baby care category with the rollout of a new line of Suave Baby Care products later this month.
The Assistant Nurse Manager promotes service excellence and creates a patient focused caring environment by providing the overall assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of patient care on the unit.
Describes how subacute care fits into the continuum of care.
Oral care products sold under the Gum and Butler brand names, and personal care products including hair care and skin care (Equitence).
The Affordable Health Care Act will extend health care coverage to an additional 30 million Americans.
Collaborative Care gathers and presents patients' health data from multiple sources to create a detailed, up-to-date record that can be updated in real time to support clinical and emergency health care decisions.
The Blue Island plant produces a range of surfactants , surfactant blends and structured liquid surfactants for the personal care and home care industries.
Swingle Lawn, Tree & Landscape Care received the 2009 TCIA (Tree Care Industry Association) Professional Communication Award at the organization's annual conference in Hawaii on February 10.
One year ago, President Barack Obama signed a sweeping health-care law to fulfill a long-standing Democratic pledge to ensure health-care coverage for all Americans.

In science:

Hence, for supercell calculations, especially for quasi one-dimensional electronic structures, one has to be very careful choosing Nk in applying standard interpolation methods.
On the electronic structure of CaCuO2 and SrCuO2
The conclusion of [1 ] is very definite (p. 1): ‘Contrary to the conclusions of some earlier publications, careful analysis of the data reveals no significant Reynolds number dependence for the parameters describing the overlap region using the classical logarithmic relation’.
A Note on the Intermediate Region in Turbulent Boundary Layers
In conclusion, careful analysis of ¨Osterlund’s data, contrary to the claim in [1 ], reveals a significant Reynolds number dependence for the parameters describing the ‘overlap’ region and confirms the Reynolds-number-dependent scaling law.
A Note on the Intermediate Region in Turbulent Boundary Layers
Lipperheide for fruitful discussions and a careful reading of the manuscript.
Violation of pseudospin symmetry in nucleon-nucleus scattering: exact relations
When simulating the evolution of VB populations, one must take special care with the initial transient, which can generate populations larger than P opmax.
Random deaths in a computational model for age-structured populations