care [-s] n

OE caru < common Germanic karar, bed of trouble or sickness.

  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.

care [-d] v

see care, n.

  1. Worry; have anxiety; show concern; express uneasiness; (see 1 Corinthians 7:33).
  2. Think; feel interested; (see Deuteronomy 11:12).
  3. Bother; consider; notice; pay attention; feel concern; show interest; (see Mark 4:38).
  4. Like; wish; need; want to; feel inclined; have a desire to.
  5. Show sympathy; exhibit compassion; manifest charity; (see John 12:6).
  6. Fear; act cautiously.
  7. Listen; heed; mind; answer; respond; pay attention.
  8. Have a fancy; have a longing; express a yearning.
  9. Phrase. “Care for”: like; want; prefer; wish to have; [fig.] benefit from.