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
2: judiciousness in avoiding harm or danger; "he exercised
caution in opening the door"; "he handled the vase with
care" [syn: caution
3: an anxious feeling; "care had aged him"; "they hushed it up
out of fear of public reaction" [syn: concern
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
6: activity involved in maintaining something in good working
order; "he wrote the manual on car care" [syn: maintenance
v 1: feel concern or interest; "I really care about my work"; "I
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:
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"
5: be concerned with; "I worry about my grades" [syn: worry