- The definition of caring is someone or something that shows kindness and concern for others.
A person who is concerned about others and who does kind things for them is an example of someone who would be described as caring.
An elderly woman being looked after by a caring person.
(comparative more caring, superlative most caring)
- Present participle of care.
From care +"Ž -ing. The adjective follows from the verb.
Variant of care
- a troubled or burdened state of mind; worry; concern
- a cause of such a mental state
- close attention or careful heed: to drive with care
- a liking or regard (for): to show no care for others
- charge; protection; custody: left in a friend's care
- something to watch over or attend to; a responsibility
Origin of careMiddle English ; from Old English caru, sorrow ; from Indo-European base an unverified form ĝar-, cry out, scream from source Classical Latin garrulus, garrulous, Gothic kara, care, German kar-, in karfreitag, Good Friday
intransitive verbcared, caring
- to have objection, worry, regret, etc.; mind: do you care if I go?
- to feel concern or interest: to care about others
- to feel love or a liking (for)
- to take charge of; look after; provide (for)
- to wish (for); want: do you care for more pie?
- to feel concern about or interest in: I don't care what you did
- to wish or desire: do you care to eat now?
could care less
Origin of carecorruption of phr. couldn't care less
have a care
(in) care of☆
take care of☆
- to have charge of or be responsible for; look after; attend to
- to provide for; protect against trouble, want, etc.