Definition for Care (-s)

care (-s), n. [OE caru < common Germanic karar, bed of trouble or sickness.] (webplay: broken, degree, esteem, looking, mind, mother, tuned).

  1. Expertise; attention; skill; meticulousness; thoughtfulness; thoroughness; scrupulousness.
  2. Maintenance; sustenance; upkeep; duty; responsibility; (see Luke 10:34).
  3. Charge; guardianship; keeping; oversight; supervision; trust; stewardship; [fig.] refuge; safety; protection; (see 2 Corinthians 11:28).
  4. Interest; focus; regard; business; (see 1 Corinthians 9:9).
  5. Concern; angst; anxiety; fear; caution; distress; worry; uneasiness; solicitude; (see 1 Corinthians 12:25).
  6. Pain; sorrow; grief; trouble; burden; [fig.] sound; cry; noise; complaint; expression of distress.
  7. Love; charity; tenderness; sensitivity; (see 2 Corinthians 8:16).
  8. Calling; mission; assignment; divine appointment.
  9. Phrase. “Take care”: show respect; be wary; watch out; think again.

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