care-n; 5 Senses

Sense Number 1: the provision of necessary aid to help or maintain

Commentary: CARE[+activity][+provision][+aid][+essential]

Sally's father is now under a doctor's care.
The cost of health care keeps going up.
The care of the elderly has become a hot political issue.
These types of shrubs require a lot of care.
Mary sends a care package every month to her son in college.
This is a new skin care product.
She didn't want to put her children in day care.

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WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 5, 6

Sense Number 2: deliberation, forethought, caution

Commentary: CARE[+activity][+deliberation]
NOTE: appears most often in adverbial phrases,

Handle these fragile antiques with care.
With great care we picked our way through the brambles.
Take care that you don't slip on the wet floor.
He chose his words with care before addressing the angry mob.

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WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2

Sense Number 3: emotional state of worry, concern

Commentary: CARE[+state][+emotional][+worry]
NOTE: refers to internal state of someone

He was driving along without a care in the world.
It was a face worn by years of care.
We grew impatient with all her cares about what the neighbors would think.

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WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3

Sense Number 4: a cause or source of worry

Commentary: CARE[+cause][+worry]
NOTE: external source of worry, take the form 'care of X', 'X-type cares', 'X BE care'

As they drifted downstream, the cares of the world seemed to slip away.
The daily cares of raising children were beginning to stress him out.
Are financial cares keeping you from realizing your dreams?

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WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 4

Sense Number 5: none of the above

Commentary: Automatically generated NOTA sense (bbn)


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