Dictionary: CA-REEN' – CAR'GOOSE

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CA-REEN', v.i.

To incline to one side, as a ship under a press of sail. – Mar. Dict.

CA-REEN', v.t. [Fr. carener, from carene, the side and keel of a ship; L. carina; Sp. carenar; Port. querenar; It. carenare.]

In sea language, to heave or bring a ship to lie on one side, for the purpose of calking, repairing, cleansing, or paying over with pitch the other side. – Mar. Dict.


Laid on one side; inclined.


The act of heaving down on one side, as a ship.


Heaving down on one side; inclining.

CA-REER', n. [Fr. carriere; Sp. carrera; Port. carreira; It. carriera. It is from the root of car, and L. curro, from the sense of running.]

  1. A course; a race, or running; a rapid running; speed in motion. – Wilkins. Prior.
  2. General course of action or movement; procedure; course of proceeding. Continue and proceed in honor's fair career. – Dryden.
  3. The ground on which a race is run. – Johnson.
  4. In the manege, a place inclosed with a barrier, in which they run the ring. – Encyc.
  5. In falconry, a flight or tour of the hawk, about 120 yards. – Encyc.

CA-REER', v.i.

To move or run rapidly. When a ship is decked out in all her canvas, every sail swelled, and careering gaily over the curling waves, how lofty, how gallant she appears! – Irving.


Running or moving with speed.

CARE'FUL, a. [See Care.]

  1. Full of care; anxious; solicitous. Martha, thou art careful and troubled about many things. – Luke x.
  2. Provident; attentive to support and protect; with of or for. Thou hast been careful for us with all care. – 2 Kings iv. What could a careful father more have done. – Dryden. In present usage careful is generally followed by of; as, careful of health.
  3. Watchful; cautious; giving good heed; as, be careful to maintain good works; be careful of your conversation.
  4. Filling with care or solicitude; exposing to concern, anxiety, or trouble; full of cares. Raised to a careful hight. – Shak.


  1. With care, anxiety, or solicitude. Though he sought it carefully with tears. – Heb. xii.
  2. Heedfully; watchfully; attentively; as, consider these precepts carefully. If thou carefully hearken to the Lord. – Deut. xv.
  3. In a manner that shows care. Envy, how carefully does it look. – Collier.
  4. Providently; cautiously. – Johnson.


  1. Anxiety; solicitude. Drink thy water with trembling and with carefulness. – Ezek. xii.
  2. Heedfulness; caution; vigilance in guarding against evil, and providing for safety.

CARE'LESS, a. [care and less. Sax. leas; Goth. laus. See Loose.]

  1. Having no care; heedless; negligent; unthinking; inattentive; regardless; unmindful; followed by of or about; as, a careless mother; a mother careless of or about her children, is an unnatural parent.
  2. Free from care or anxiety; whence, undisturbed; cheerful. Thus wisely careless, innocently gay. – Pope.
  3. Done or said without care; unconsidered; as, a careless throw; a careless expression.
  4. Not regarding with care; unmoved by; unconcerned for; as, careless of money; careless of consequences.
  5. Contrived without art. – Bp. Taylor.


In a careless manner or way; negligently; heedlessly; inattentively; without care or concern.


Heedlessness; inattention; negligence; manner without care.

CAR'EN-TANE, n. [Fr. quarantaine, forty.]

A papal indulgence, multiplying the remission of penance by forties. – Taylor.

CA-RESS', n.

An act of endearment; any act or expression of affection; an embracing with tenderness; as, conjugal caresses. – Milton.

CA-RESS', v.t. [Fr. caresser; Arm. cheriçza, to caress, and to cherish; W. caredigaw; It. carezza, flattery, a caressing; careggiare, to coax, flatter, esteem; Sp. caricia, a caress; acariciar, to caress, cherish, fondle; Port. id. It may be from the common root of L. carus, Fr. cher, cherir, W. car. But some difficulties attend this hypothesis.]

To treat with fondness, affection, or kindness; to fondle; to embrace with tender affection, as a parent a child. – South.


Treated or embraced with affection.


Treating with endearment or affection.

CA'RET, n. [L. caret, there is wanting, from careo, to want.]

In writing, this mark, ^, which shows that something, omitted in the line, is interlined above, or inserted in the margin, and should be read in that place.


Tuned by care; mournful. – Shak.


Wounded with care. – May.


A cargo, – which see. – Howell.

CAR'GO, n. [W. carg, a load, cargu, to load, from car, a vehicle; Port. carga; Sp. carga, a load, burden, charge; Sp. cargo, a load; cargazon, id.; cargar, to load, to charge; It. carico, a load, or charge; caricare, to load, to charge; Fr. cargaison, a cargo; charge, a charge or load; charger, to load, burden, charge; Arm. carg. See Charge.]

The lading or freight of a ship; the goods, merchandise, or whatever is conveyed in a ship, or other merchant vessel. The lading within the hold is called the inboard cargo, in distinction from horses, cattle, and other things carried on deck. The person employed by a merchant to proceed with, oversee, and dispose of the lading, is called a super-cargo.


A fowl belonging to the genus Colymbus, called the crested diver. The cheeks and throat are surrounded with a long pendant ruff, of a bright tawny color, edged with black. The breast and belly are of a silvery white. It weighs two pounds and a half.