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care

  

      vb  
1    when tr, may take a clause as object   to be troubled or concerned; be affected emotionally  
he is dying, and she doesn't care     
2    intr; foll by: for or about   to have regard, affection, or consideration (for)  
he cares more for his hobby than his job     
3    intr; foll by: for   to have a desire or taste (for)  
would you care for some tea?     
4    intr; foll by: for   to provide physical needs, help, or comfort (for)  
the nurse cared for her patients     
5    tr   to agree or like (to do something)  
would you care to sit down, please?     
6    for all I care or I couldn't care less   I am completely indifferent  
      n  
7    careful or serious attention  
under her care the plant flourished, he does his work with care     
8    protective or supervisory control  
in the care of a doctor     
9    often pl   trouble; anxiety; worry  
10    an object of or cause for concern  
the baby's illness was her only care     
11    caution  
handle with care     
12    care of   at the address of: written on envelopes,   (Usual abbrev.)    c/o  
13    in (or into) care     (Social welfare)   made the legal responsibility of a local authority by order of a court  
     (Old English cearu (n), cearian (vb), of Germanic origin; compare Old High German chara lament, Latin garrire to gossip)  


CARE  
      n acronym for  
1    Cooperative for American Relief Everywhere, Inc.; a federation of U.S. charities, giving financial and technical assistance to many regions of the world  
2    communicated authenticity, regard, empathy: the three qualities believed to be essential in the therapist practising client-centred therapy  
care and maintenance  
      n     (Commerce)   the state of a building, ship, machinery, etc., that is not in current use although it is kept in good condition to enable it to be quickly brought into service if there is demand for it,   (Abbrev.)    C & M  
care attendant  
      n     (Social welfare)   (in Britain) a person who is paid to look after one or more severely handicapped people by visiting them frequently and staying when needed, but who does not live in  
community care  
      n     (Social welfare)  
1    help available to persons living in their own homes, rather than services provided in residential institutions  
2    the policy of transferring responsibility for people in need from large, often isolated, state institutions to their relatives and local welfare agencies  
Crossroads care attendant scheme  
      n     (Social welfare)   (in Britain) a service providing paid attendants for disabled people who need continuous supervision  
     (so named because the idea arose out of criticism of the plight of a disabled character in the TV serial Crossroads)  
devil-may-care  
      adj   careless or reckless; happy-go-lucky  
a devil-may-care attitude     
domiciliary care   , services  
      n     (Social welfare)   services, such as meals-on-wheels, health visiting, and home help, provided by a welfare agency for people in their own homes  
easy-care  
      adj   (esp. of a fabric or garment) hardwearing, practical, and requiring no special treatment during washing, cleaning, etc.  
intensive care  
      n   extensive and continuous care and treatment provided for an acutely ill patient, usually in a specially designated section (intensive care unit) of a hospital  
residential care  
      n     (Social welfare)   the provision by a welfare agency of a home with social-work supervision for people who need more than just housing accommodation, such as children in care or mentally handicapped adults  
respite care  
      n     (Social welfare)   occasional usually planned residential care for dependent old or handicapped people, to provide relief for their permanent carers  
shared care  
      n     (Social welfare)   an arrangement between a welfare agency and a family with a dependent handicapped member, whereby the agency takes the handicapped person into a home for respite care or in emergencies  
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CARE  
      n acronym for  
1    Cooperative for American Relief Everywhere, Inc.; a federation of U.S. charities, giving financial and technical assistance to many regions of the world  
2    communicated authenticity, regard, empathy: the three qualities believed to be essential in the therapist practising client-centred therapy  


care  
      vb  
1    when tr, may take a clause as object   to be troubled or concerned; be affected emotionally  
he is dying, and she doesn't care     
2    intr; foll by: for or about   to have regard, affection, or consideration (for)  
he cares more for his hobby than his job     
3    intr; foll by: for   to have a desire or taste (for)  
would you care for some tea?     
4    intr; foll by: for   to provide physical needs, help, or comfort (for)  
the nurse cared for her patients     
5    tr   to agree or like (to do something)  
would you care to sit down, please?     
6    for all I care or I couldn't care less   I am completely indifferent  
      n  
7    careful or serious attention  
under her care the plant flourished, he does his work with care     
8    protective or supervisory control  
in the care of a doctor     
9    often pl   trouble; anxiety; worry  
10    an object of or cause for concern  
the baby's illness was her only care     
11    caution  
handle with care     
12    care of   at the address of: written on envelopes,   (Usual abbrev.)    c/o  
13    in (or into) care     (Social welfare)   made the legal responsibility of a local authority by order of a court  
     (Old English cearu (n), cearian (vb), of Germanic origin; compare Old High German chara lament, Latin garrire to gossip)  
care and maintenance  
      n     (Commerce)   the state of a building, ship, machinery, etc., that is not in current use although it is kept in good condition to enable it to be quickly brought into service if there is demand for it,   (Abbrev.)    C & M  
care attendant  
      n     (Social welfare)   (in Britain) a person who is paid to look after one or more severely handicapped people by visiting them frequently and staying when needed, but who does not live in  
community care  
      n     (Social welfare)  
1    help available to persons living in their own homes, rather than services provided in residential institutions  
2    the policy of transferring responsibility for people in need from large, often isolated, state institutions to their relatives and local welfare agencies  
Crossroads care attendant scheme  
      n     (Social welfare)   (in Britain) a service providing paid attendants for disabled people who need continuous supervision  
     (so named because the idea arose out of criticism of the plight of a disabled character in the TV serial Crossroads)  
devil-may-care  
      adj   careless or reckless; happy-go-lucky  
a devil-may-care attitude     
domiciliary care   , services  
      n     (Social welfare)   services, such as meals-on-wheels, health visiting, and home help, provided by a welfare agency for people in their own homes  
easy-care  
      adj   (esp. of a fabric or garment) hardwearing, practical, and requiring no special treatment during washing, cleaning, etc.  
intensive care  
      n   extensive and continuous care and treatment provided for an acutely ill patient, usually in a specially designated section (intensive care unit) of a hospital  
residential care  
      n     (Social welfare)   the provision by a welfare agency of a home with social-work supervision for people who need more than just housing accommodation, such as children in care or mentally handicapped adults  
respite care  
      n     (Social welfare)   occasional usually planned residential care for dependent old or handicapped people, to provide relief for their permanent carers  
shared care  
      n     (Social welfare)   an arrangement between a welfare agency and a family with a dependent handicapped member, whereby the agency takes the handicapped person into a home for respite care or in emergencies  

English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  

Collins

care

  
1    affliction, anxiety, burden, concern, disquiet, hardship, interest, perplexity, pressure, responsibility, solicitude, stress, tribulation, trouble, vexation, woe, worry  
2    attention, carefulness, caution, circumspection, consideration, direction, forethought, heed, management, meticulousness, pains, prudence, regard, vigilance, watchfulness  
3    charge, control, custody, guardianship, keeping, management, ministration, protection, supervision, ward  
  
Antonyms     
  
1    pleasure, relaxation  
2    abandon, carelessness, heedlessness, inattention, indifference, laxity, laxness, neglect, negligence, unconcern  


care for  
1    attend, foster, look after, mind, minister to, nurse, protect, provide for, tend, watch over  
2    be fond of, desire, enjoy, find congenial, like, love, prize, take to, want  
devil-may-care     
careless, casual, easy-going, flippant, happy-go-lucky, heedless, insouciant, nonchalant, reckless, swaggering, swashbuckling, unconcerned  

English Collins Dictionary - English synonyms & Thesaurus  

Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
n.
care home
n.
Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly—sometimes called "Assisted Living" or "Board and Care" facilities
n.
a care order is an official instruction (made by a judge or magistrate) that a child should be taken into care
n.
1. a package containing food, clothes or other items that the receiver has difficulties in procuring by himself; 2. a package containing small gifts for close persons
n.
child care provided by foster parents
exp.
humanitarian compassive care for avoiding suffering of a terminal state patient
Medical term
n.
care provided for old or sick people or children in a residential facility ("home")
n.
paraprofessional registered physician assistants like nurses
Needs disambiguation with Paramedic when traduction in other languages
n.
1 Ambulance and Primary Care medical emergencies 2 Ambulance Emergency Care
n.
[child] to be sent to a care organization run by the social services, or to be looked after by foster parents
exp.
tenderness, love and care
acronym
n.
Mobile Intensive Care Unit ambulance
Medical term; ALS or Intensive Care professionals on board
n.
MICU for Intensive Care seeking Neonates
n.
advanced life support mobile intensive care unit
Medical term
n.
nurse manned MICU for stable intensive care patients
n.
free time spent taking care also of work-related tasks
formed based on "work" and "leisure"
n.
Concerning paramedical professions an Care. Compare with Paramedic
Parmedic is a Nickname of Paramedical derived of Medic and Paramedical Compre with this term
n.
1 Mobile Intensive Care Unit 2 Physician manned Ambulance
n.
training or Intensive Care in out hospital Intensive care setting
Medical term; See also Mobile Intensive Care Unit
n.
Emergency Medical Services - Polysemic Term used in USA and UK for Prehospital Emergency Services and other countries as the whole chain from Emergency Call to Hospital Intensive Care services.
Care Traduction difficulty !
n.
a person who does not care too much about the others, a little rude, assertive
[Fam.]
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