(Ca*ress") n. [F. caresse, It. carezza, LL. caritia dearness, fr. L. carus dear. See Charity.] An act of endearment; any act or expression of affection; an embracing, or touching, with tenderness.

Wooed her with his soft caresses.

He exerted himself to win by indulgence and caresses the hearts of all who were under his command.

(Ca*ress"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Caressed (-rest"); p. pr. & vb. n. Caressing.] [F. caresser, fr. It. carezzare, fr. carezza caress. See Caress., n.] To treat with tokens of fondness, affection, or kindness; to touch or speak to in a loving or endearing manner; to fondle.

The lady caresses the rough bloodhound.
Sir W. Scott.

Syn. — To fondle; embrace; pet; coddle; court; flatter. — Caress, Fondle. "We caress by words or actions; we fondle by actions only." Crabb.

(Ca*ress"ing*ly), adv. In caressing manner.

(Ca"ret) (ka"ret or kar"et), n. [L. caret there is wanting, fr. carere to want.] A mark [^] used by writers and proof readers to indicate that something is interlined above, or inserted in the margin, which belongs in the place marked by the caret.

(||Ca`ret") n. [F., a species of tortoise.] (Zoöl.) The hawkbill turtle. See Hawkbill.

(Care"-tuned) a. Weary; mournful. Shak.

(Care"worn`) a. Worn or burdened with care; as, careworn look or face.

(||Ca"rex) n. [L., sedge.] (Bot.) A numerous and widely distributed genus of perennial herbaceous plants of the order Cypreaceæ; the sedges.

(Carf) pret. of Carve. [Obs.] Chaucer.

(Car"ga*son) n. [F. cargaison, Sp. cargazon, LL. cargare to load. See rgo.] A cargo. [Obs.]

(Car"go) n.; pl. Cargoes [Sp. cargo, carga, burden, load, from cargar to load, from cargar to load, charge, See Charge.] The lading or freight of a ship or other vessel; the goods, merchandise, or whatever is conveyed in a vessel or boat; load; freight.

Cargoes of food or clothing.
E. Everett.

The term cargo, in law, is usually applied to goods only, and not to live animals or persons. Burill.

(Car"goose`) n. [Perh. fr. Gael. & Ir. cir, cior crest, comb + E. goose. Cf. Crebe.] (Zoöl.) A species of grebe (Podiceps crisratus); the crested grebe.

(||Ça`ri*a"ma) n. [Native name.] (Zoöl.) A large, long-legged South American bird (Dicholophus cristatus) which preys upon snakes, etc. See Seriema.

(Car"ib) n.; pl. Caries. [See Cannibal.] (Ethol.) A native of the Caribbee islands or the coasts of the Caribbean sea; esp., one of a tribe of Indians inhabiting a region of South America, north of the Amazon, and formerly most of the West India islands.

(Car`ib*be"an Car`ib*bee) a. Of or pertaining to the Caribs, to their islands or to the sea (called the Caribbean sea) lying between those islands and Central America.

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