To care for
Care 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 of measure. [1913 Webster]

I would not care a pin, if the other three were in. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Master, carest thou not that we perish? --Mark. iv. 38. [1913 Webster]

{To care for}. (a) To have under watchful attention; to take care of. (b) To have regard or affection for; to like or love. [1913 Webster]

He cared not for the affection of the house. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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