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Care appears in the following tongue twister:

  • Mary Mac's mother's making Mary Mac marry me.
    My mother's making me marry Mary Mac.
    Will I always be so Merry when Mary's taking care of me?
    Will I always be so merry when I marry Mary Mac?
    (from a song by Carbon Leaf)

Care appears in the following palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • Slav respite care: can an ace race tip servals?
  • Won’t one race we kill appal like we care not now?
  • Nip sanitary care now, as I saw one racy rat in a spin.
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Usage statistics for the noun care:

spoken English31.15%written English68.85% imaginative writing26.22%informational writing73.78%

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun care:

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Care is sometimes a misspelling of car or kind.

The word care is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun care

What does care mean as a name of something?

Care is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.View more statistics!

noun - plural: cares

  1. the work of providing treatment for or attending to someone or something
    • example: no medical care was required
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonyms of care: aid / attention / tending
    • more generic word: work = activity directed toward making or doing something
    • more specific terms:
  2. judiciousness in avoiding harm or danger
  3. an anxious feeling
    • example: care had aged him
    • lexical domain: Feelings - nouns denoting feelings and emotions
    • synonyms of care: concern / fear
    • more generic word: anxiety = a vague unpleasant emotion that is experienced in anticipation of some (usually ill-defined) misfortune
  4. a cause for feeling concern
    • example: his major care was the illness of his wife
    • lexical domain: Feelings - nouns denoting feelings and emotions
    • more generic words: plight / predicament / quandary = a situation from which extrication is difficult especially an unpleasant or trying one
  5. attention and management implying responsibility for safety
    • example: he is in the care of a bodyguard
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonyms of care: charge / guardianship / tutelage
    • more generic word: protection = the activity of protecting someone or something
    • more specific terms:
      • reasonable care / ordinary care / due care = the care that a reasonable man would exercise under the circumstances
      • foster care = supervised care for delinquent or neglected children usually in an institution or substitute home
      • great care = more attention and consideration than is normally bestowed by prudent persons
      • providence = the guardianship and control exercised by a deity
      • slight care = such care as a careless or inattentive person would exercise
  6. activity involved in maintaining something in good working order

Alternative definition of the noun care


  1. [obsolete] Grief, sorrow.
  2. Close attention; concern; responsibility
  3. See worry.
  4. maintenance, upkeep
  5. The treatment of those in need (especially as a profession)
  6. the state of being cared for by others

Definition of the verb care

What does care mean as a doing word?

Care is one of the top 1000 most common verbs in the English language.View more statistics!

verb - inflections: cared | caring | cares

  1. feel concern or interest
    • examples: I really care about my work | I don't care | Sam and Sue care
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formulaVerbs with the same syntax
      [Experiencer - being or organization] [Verb]He doesn't careVerbs of Caring: wonder, worry
      [Experiencer - being or organization] [Verb] [Cause, that-complement clause]He doesn't care that she comes
      [Experiencer - being or organization] [Verb] [Cause, wh-complement clause]He doesn't care whether she comes
      [Experiencer - being or organization] [Verb] [Cause, what-extraction]I don't care what he does
      [Experiencer - being or organization] [Verb] about [Cause, wh-complement clause]He doesn't care about how/whether she comes
      [Experiencer - being or organization] [Verb] about [Cause, what-extraction]He doesn't care about what he should do
      [Cause] [Verb] by [Experiencer]The beauty of the Grand Canyon has been marveled over by countless touristsVerbs of Psychological State: bother, fret, mind, moon, rage, rejoice, rhapsodize, worry
      [Experiencer - being] [Verb]I will suffer
      [Experiencer - being] [Verb] about [Cause]We cared about the opera
      [Cause] [Verb] by [Experiencer]The beauty of the Grand Canyon has been marveled over by countless touristsVerbs of Psychological State: bleed, cry, fear, feel, grieve, mourn, weep
      [Experiencer - being] [Verb]I will suffer
      [Experiencer - being] [Verb] for [Cause]I grieve for my departed Juliet
    • lexical domain: Emotions - verbs of feeling
    • more generic terms: compassionate / condole with / feel for / pity / sympathize with = share the suffering of
  2. provide care for
  3. prefer or wish to do something
    • examples: Do you care to try this dish? | They care to move
    • lexical domain: Emotions - verbs of feeling
    • synonyms of care: like / wish
    • more generic words: desire / want = feel or have a desire for
    • more specific word: please = be the will of or have the will
  4. be in charge of, act on, or dispose of
  5. be concerned with
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 1
    • lexical domain: Emotions - verbs of feeling
    • synonym of care: worry
    • more generic word: mind = be concerned with or about something or somebody
    • more specific words: brood / dwell = think moodily or anxiously about something

Alternative definition of the verb care


  1. [intransitive] To be concerned about, have an interest in.
  2. [intransitive] To look after.
  3. [intransitive] To be mindful of.
  4. Polite or formal way to say want.


  1. CARE is a major international humanitarian agency delivering broad-spectrum emergency relief and long-term international development projects. Founded in 1945, CARE is nonsectarian, impartial, and non-governmental. It is one of the largest and oldest humanitarian aid organizations focused on fighting global poverty. In 2013, CARE reported working in 87 countries, supporting 927 poverty-fighting projects and humanitarian aid projects, and reaching over 97 million people.
    • also known as Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere, Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere International, Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc - Care
    • official website:
  2. Care is a record label.


Care were a new wave band formed by Paul Simpson and Ian Broudie in 1983 in Liverpool, England. Care was created after the split of The Wild Swans when singer Paul Simpson came together with guitarist Ian Broudie. The first single was released in June 1983.


  1. "Care" is a short film, directed by Brett Wagner.
  2. "Care" is a television program.
  3. "Care" is a 2013 short drama film written and directed by Brett W. Wagner.
  4. "Care" is an award-nominated short film.


  1. "Care" is the first full-length Shriekback album, released in 1983 as a follow-up to the Tench EP. The single "Lined Up" was a minor club hit and reached number 39 on the Australian ARIA charts.
  2. "Care" is a musical album of Alan Tam.
    • released in (18 years ago)
  3. "Care" is a musical album of The Speechless Radio.
    • released on
  4. "Care" is a musical EP of Skippies.
    • released in (22 years ago)
  5. "Care" is a musical album of Angelika Köhlermann.
    • released in (14 years ago)
  6. "CARE" is a cataloged instance, composition.
  7. "Care" is a musical album of LoSoul.
    • released in (7 years ago)


  1. CARE was a New Zealand organisation that fought against racism towards minority groups in New Zealand.
  2. Care is a school, educational institution.

Phrases with Care

Phrases starting with the word Care:

  1. Care of
  2. care for
  3. Care Bear
  4. Care-Giver
  5. care-laden
  6. care a hang
  7. Care Sunday

Phrases ending with the word Care:

  1. car care
  2. day care
  3. due care
  4. give care
  5. hair care
  6. Home care
  7. skin care
  8. take care
  9. Took Care
  10. child care
  11. great care
  12. camera care
  13. dental care

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Care

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Google previewCode of Federal Regulations (2010)


Habilitative and rehabilitative care means such professional, counseling, and guidance services and such treatment programs (other than vocational training under 38 U.S.C. 1804 or 1814) as are necessary to develop, maintain, or restore, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Applied Developmental Science (2004)

by Celia B Fisher, Richard M. Lerner

Early childhood care refers to physical care: health, nutrition, safety, and general well-being.

Google previewLeadership and Nursing Care Management (2005)

by Jean Nagelkerk

Managed care is the integration and coordination of financing and delivery of health care services (Grimaldi, 1996). Managed care...

Google previewFundamentals of Economics (2013)

by William Boyes, Michael Melvin

Health care is a right for all Americans because the preamble of the US. Constitution states its purpose is to...

Google previewManaging eHealth (2014)

From Vision to Reality by M. Rosenmöller, D. Whitehouse, P. Wilson

Integrated care is a widely used concept in different health systems across Europe and worldwide, yet the meaning of the...

The hypothesis central to integrated care is that it should contribute to meeting the “triple aim” goals in health systems ...

Google previewA Call to be Whole (2003)

The Fundamentals of Health Care Reform by Barbara J. Sowada

tacitly recapitulated three beliefs that society largely takes for granted: Health care is an independent entity, money and morals are...

Google previewThe Communicative Relationship Between Dialogue and Care (2009)

by Marie Baker-Ohler, Annette Holba

Care is the moral ideal that, when put into action, sustains life. Infants cannot survive without the...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Governance (2006)

by Mark Bevir

Health care refers to services provided by medical professionals aimed at promoting physical and mental welfare,

Google previewComfort Theory and Practice (2002)

A Vision for Holistic Health Care and Research by Katharine Kolcaba, PhD, RN, C

Best care means that patients and families are kept comfortable so they feel strengthened to heal and engage in HSBs. Healing...

Another reason for adopting patient comfort as a goal for nursing care is that it is subjective and other directed.

Google previewManeuvering the Maze of Managed Care (1996)

Skills for Mental Health Practitioners by Kevin J. Corcoran, Vikki Vandiver

care is the administration or oversight of health and mentalhealth services by someone other than the clinician and the client.

As a relatively new as- pect of mental health service delivery, managed mental health care is a term used for a wide variety of programs and procedures.

Google previewThe Managed Health Care Dictionary (1998)

by Richard Rognehaugh

AAAHC — Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care; originally the Joint Commission's ambulatory review function, before its separate formation in 1979; serves as an accreditation authority for ambulatory health care entities ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Elder Care (2013)

The Comprehensive Resource on Geriatric Health and Social Care, Third Edition by Elizabeth A. Capezuti, PhD, RN, FAAN, Michael L. Malone, MD, Paul R. Katz, MD, Mathy Mezey, DSc, EdD, MED, BSN

Inouye, and Marquis Foreman Dementia: Special Care Units Kathleen Abrahamson and Heather ...

Google previewDictionary of Health Insurance and Managed Care (2006)

by David E. Marcinko, MBA, CFP, CMP

INTEGRATED HEALTH CARE SYSTEM: A single health care organization that provides ambulatory and tertiary care to its enrollees. INTEGRATED SERVICE NETWORK (ISN): ...

Google previewNGOS, the New Lexicon of Health Care (2005)

by Asok Kumar Sarkar

Care. in. West. Bengal. Development is contingent on various aspects such as social and economic security of the people, social status of women, female literacy, adoption of new technology, work participation of women, the internalization of ...

Google previewMental Health Care Issues in America: An Encyclopedia [2 volumes] (2013)

by Michael Shally-Jensen

No longer were long—term care and, in the best of cases, comprehensive therapy the default modes of treatment in serious cases. Instead, emphasis came to be placed on drug therapy and community-based mental health centers.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Ageism (2005)

by Erdman Ballagh Palmore, Laurence G. Branch, Diana K. Harris

health care fails older Americans: • Health care professionals do not receive enough training in geriatrics to properly care ...

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Usage statistics about care

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Usage statistics for the noun care:

spoken English31.15%written English68.85% imaginative writing26.22%informational writing73.78%

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun care:


Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb care:


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Quotes about Care

I do care about style. I do care, but I only care about style that serves the subject. (Richard Attenborough)
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Scrabble value of C3A1R1E1

The value of this 4-letter word is 6 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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