care verb Meaning in the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo

Meaning of “care” - Learner’s Dictionary

care

verb     /keər/
IMPORTANT [I, T] B1 to think that something is important and to feel interested in it or worried about it: He cares deeply about the environment. [+ question word] I don't care how long it takes - just get the job done.ImportanceUseful or advantageous
LOVE [I] B1 to love someone: Your parents are only doing this because they care about you. I knew that Amy still cared for me.Loving and in love
I/he, etc couldn't care less informal used to emphasize that someone is not interested in or worried about something or someone: [+ question word] I couldn't care less what people think.Bore and boredOf little or less importance
Who cares? informal B2 used to emphasize that you do not think something is important: "Manchester United will be in the final if they win this match." "Who cares?"Of little or less importance
Would you care for sth/to do sth? formal used to ask someone if they want something or want to do something: Would you care for a drink? Would you care to join us for dinner?Polite expressions
(Definition of care verb from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day

float

a large vehicle with a flat surface that is decorated and used in festivals

Word of the Day

PLEASE DON’T SHOUT!
PLEASE DON’T SHOUT!
by Colin McIntosh,
February 09, 2016
New words are entering the language all the time. A few of these are completely new and original coinages, but the vast majority are based on the existing stock of words in some way, for example by using affixes (prefixes and suffixes). These can have the effect of changing the meaning of the

Read More 

farecasting noun
farecasting noun
February 08, 2016
predicting the optimum date to buy a plane ticket, especially on a website or using an app A handful of new and updated websites and apps are trying to perfect the art of what’s known as farecasting – predicting the best date to buy a ticket.

Read More