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Definition of "care" []

  • A burdened state of mind, as that arising from heavy responsibilities; worry. (noun)
  • Mental suffering; grief. (noun)
  • An object or source of worry, attention, or solicitude: the many cares of a working parent. (noun)
  • Caution in avoiding harm or danger: handled the crystal bowl with care. (noun)
  • Close attention; painstaking application: painting the window frames and sashes with care. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "care" in a sentence
  • "This is why when people ask me what to do about health care, one of my proposals is to heavily tax any form of _primary care_ insurance so that very few people have it."
  • "VIEW FAVORITES yahooBuzzArticleHeadline = 'Iraq and Afghanistan veterans sue US govt. over \'poor care\' '; yahooBuzzArticleSummary =' US veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are suing the government, claiming inadequate care is leading to an increase in suicides. '"
  • "To make men love you for the sport of it, and not to care when they kill themselves for your sake, -- truly _not to care_?"