Webster 1913 Edition
cearu; akin to OS.
chara, lament, and perh. to Gr.
γῆρυσvoice. Not akin to cure. Cf.
A burdensome sense of responsibility; trouble caused by onerous duties; anxiety; concern; solicitude.
Carekeeps his watch in every old man’s eye,
carelodges, sleep will never lie.
Charge, oversight, or management, implying responsibility for safety and prosperity.
careof all the churches.
2 Cor. xi. 28.
caremust be to find.
Perplexed with a thousand
Attention or heed; caution; regard; heedfulness; watchfulness;
care; have a
I thank thee for thy
careand honest pains.
The object of watchful attention or anxiety.
Syn. – Anxiety; solicitude; concern; caution; regard; management; direction; oversight. –
Concern. These words express mental pain in different degress. Care belongs primarily to the intellect, and becomes painful from overburdened thought. Anxiety denotes a state of distressing uneasiness fron the dread of evil. Solicitude expresses the same feeling in a diminished degree. Concern is opposed to indifference, and implies exercise of anxious thought more or less intense. We are careful about the means, solicitous and anxious about the end; we are solicitous to obtain a good, anxious to avoid an evil.
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
To be anxious or solicitous; to be concerned; to have regard or interest; – sometimes followed by an objective of measure.
I would not
carea pin, if the other three were in.
carestthou not that we perish?
Mark. iv. 38.
To care for.
To have under watchful attention; to take care of.
To have regard or affection for; to like or love.
carednot for the affection of the house.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.Concern; anxiety; solicitude; nothing some degree of pain in the mind, from apprehension of evil.
They shall eat bread by weight and with care. Ezek. 4.
2.Caution; a looking to; regard; attention, or heed, with a view to safety or protection, as in the phrase, take care of yourself.
A want of care does more damage than a want of knowledge.
3.Charge or oversight, implying concern for safety and prosperity; as, he was under the care of a physician.
That which cometh upon me daily, the care of all the churches. 2 Cor. 6.
4.The object of care, or watchful regard and attention; as, Is she thy care?
1.To be anxious or solicitous; to be concerned about.
Master, carest thou not that we perish? Mark 4.
2.To be inclined or disposed; to have regard to; with for before a noun, and to before a verb. Not caring to observe the wind. Great masters in painting never care for drawing people in the fashion. In this sense the word implies a less degree of concern. The different degrees of anxiety expressed by this word constitute the chief differences in its signification or applications.