to the intellect, and becomes painful from overburdened thought. Anxiety denotes a state of distressing
uneasiness fron the dread of evil. Solicitude expresses the same feeling in a diminished degree. Concern
is opposed to indifference, and implies exercise of anxious thought more or less intense. We are careful
about the means, solicitous and anxious about the end; we are solicitous to obtain a good, anxious to
avoid an evil.
(Care), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Cared ; p. pr. & vb. n. Caring.] [AS. cearian. See Care, n.] To
be anxious or solicitous; to be concerned; to have regard or interest; sometimes followed by an objective
I would not care a pin, if the other three were in.
Master, carest thou not that we perish? To care for. (a) To have under watchful attention; to take care of. (b) To have regard or affection
for; to like or love.
Mark. iv. 38.
He cared not for the affection of the house.
(Ca*reen") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Careened ; p. pr. & vb. n. Careening.] [OF. cariner, F. caréner,
fr. OF. carène, the bottom of a ship, keel, fr. L. carina.] (Naut.) To cause (a vessel) to lean over so
that she floats on one side, leaving the other side out of water and accessible for repairs below the water
line; to case to be off the keel.
(Ca*reen") v. i. To incline to one side, or lie over, as a ship when sailing on a wind; to be off the
(Ca*reen"age) n. [Cf. F. carénage.] (Naut.) (a) Expense of careening ships. (b) A place
(Ca*reer") n. [F. carrière race course, high road, street, fr. L. carrus wagon. See Car.]
1. A race course: the ground run over.
To go back again the same career.
Sir P. Sidney.
2. A running; full speed; a rapid course.
When a horse is running in his full career.
3. General course of action or conduct in life, or in a particular part or calling in life, or in some special
undertaking; usually applied to course or conduct which is of a public character; as, Washington's career
as a soldier.
An impartial view of his whole career.
4. (Falconry) The flight of a hawk.
(Ca*reer"), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Careered 3; p. pr. & vb. n. Careering] To move or run rapidly.
Careering gayly over the curling waves.
(Care"ful) a. [AS. cearful.]
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