Definition of caring in English:

caring

adjective

  • Displaying kindness and concern for others:

    ‘a caring and invaluable friend’
    • ‘You were a very caring and compassionate man, who was always there to lend a helping hand.’
    • ‘The staff are very caring, friendly and fun, and contribute hugely to the atmosphere of the place.’
    • ‘He had a kind and caring approach to life and was noted for his warm personality.’
    • ‘You might catch her reading stories to a younger brother or sister and be warmed by the thought of this caring bond.’
    • ‘I was concerned however, but very glad to have a praying church behind me, and caring friends.’
    • ‘Denis was a quiet but caring man and was dedicated to his patients and the development of hospital services.’
    • ‘Other key factors are good medical care, a strong support group and caring friends and family.’
    • ‘He was a caring person, a loving brother, a loyal friend and a wonderful son and grandson.’
    • ‘I know for a number of staff there's been a shift, and it is a very warm caring place.’
    • ‘We happily remain committed and caring friends with great love and admiration for one another.’
    • ‘She was such a caring person who never gave a second thought about helping others.’
    • ‘He was a caring doctor to all his patients and a devout Christian throughout his life.’
    • ‘Wouldn't you think that a caring partner would look lovingly at a snoring partner and not prod?’
    • ‘Dr Mohammed on ward seven was very caring and understanding and everyone treated me as if I was a friend.’
    • ‘It's great, being surrounded by friendly caring people makes all the difference in the world.’
    • ‘He was a loving, caring man, the court was told, but could become moody and aggressive.’
    • ‘I found him to be a very caring, kind, considerate person and his support has been a great comfort to us all.’
    • ‘She never saw any sign of abuse and the appellant appeared to be a loving, caring mother.’
    • ‘To most of her friends and family she was a good mother and caring parent.’
    • ‘Asda has been showing its caring side by giving away gifts to homeless people in Trowbridge this week.’
    kind, kind-hearted, warm-hearted, soft-hearted, tender, feeling
    concerned, attentive, thoughtful, solicitous, responsible, considerate
    affectionate, loving, doting, fond, warm, benevolent, benign, humane, good-natured, gentle, mild, indulgent, sympathetic, understanding, receptive, compassionate, charitable, gracious
    long-suffering, patient
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noun

  • [mass noun] The work or practice of looking after those unable to care for themselves, especially on account of age or illness:

    [as modifier] ‘the caring professions’
    • ‘These are ALL highly skilled individuals who choose to go into a profession of caring.’
    • ‘Her parents, who visited her daily, took her home and for day trips and did much of the caring.’
    • ‘Trained volunteers will take over the strain of caring, from just a few hours a week to a full week at a time.’
    • ‘These attitudes, however, are not translated into an equal sharing of the work of caring.’
    • ‘What I heard, and saw a little when the curtains were drawn back, was a moving culture of caring.’
    • ‘It is indeed a sad sad world when this sort of thing has to be considered in a caring and life saving profession.’
    • ‘Laura says she has no problem with her caring role and has time to see her friends and take part in outside activities.’
    • ‘In the eyes of society, and the caring services, old age is the most unattractive part of the service.’
    • ‘In the last year there has been a significant increase in demand for some of the most acute areas of our caring.’
    • ‘It took industrial action by the nurses for society to wake up to their caring role.’
    • ‘At the age of four she provides employment for at least one full time equivalent in the caring services.’
    • ‘Research shows that in general a carer's own health is likely to suffer because of their caring role.’

Pronunciation:

caring

/ˈkɛːrɪŋ/