a person who is in charge of the maintenance of a building, estate, etc.; superintendent.
a person or group that temporarily performs the duties of an office.
British. a janitor.
a person who takes care of another.
involving the temporary performance of the duties of an office:
a caretaker government.
To have been caretaking and managing the complicated medical issues, to be with Teddy every second, was just draining.
Life After Teddy Lloyd Grove December 9, 2009
And the caretaking is all part of the “going for a broken person” and trying to fix them.
Dr. Drew on ‘Friends With Benefits’ Marlow Stern July 20, 2011
The Convention was composed of the most orderly, caretaking and reputable of men, and the author of the draught was one of them.
The Mystery of the Pinckney Draught Charles C. Nott
They left the woman to lock up the house and return to her caretaking, and started off up the street.
Mrs. Vanderstein’s jewels Mrs. Charles Bryce
So the gray-headed and caretaking warriors declared that the ship was exceedingly well provided.
Ulric the Jarl William O. Stoddard
Out of the earnings I have withheld my wages as a workman in the mine last winter, and a moderate charge for caretaking since.
The Helpers Francis Lynde
It was a caretaking like the sudden stilling of the tempest that came to the little household.
The Wizard’s Daughter and Other Stories Margaret Collier Graham
They respond well to all caretaking, to liberal fertilizing and watering, just as they dwindle miserably with neglect.
Old-Time Gardens Alice Morse Earle
Best of all, she would regather during the hour not a little strength to be used later in the caretaking of her children.
Farm Boys and Girls William Arch McKeever
a person who is in charge of a place or thing, esp in the owner’s absence: the caretaker of a school
(modifier) holding office temporarily; interim: a caretaker government
(social welfare) a person who takes care of a vulnerable person, often a close relative See also carer
Thomas, 1598?–1639? English poet. a male given name. Historical Examples Happy to meet you again, Mr. Carew; I trust you don’t forget me.’ Sir Jasper Carew Charles James Lever Captain Carew put his hand in his pocket, and shook his head. An Australian Lassie Lilian Turner Carew’s experiences on Trinidad produced an ineffaceable impression on […]
careware /keir’weir/ (Or “charityware”) Shareware for which either the author suggests that some payment be made to a nominated charity or a levy directed to charity is included on top of the distribution charge. Compare crippleware. [Jargon File] (1994-12-16)
any sedge of the genus Carex. Historical Examples Wigand, ‘Flora,’ 1856, mentions a similar change in carex glauca. Vegetable Teratology Maxwell T. Masters The natives cultivate, in the lagune of Chalco, a sort of carex called tout, on which the insects readily deposit their eggs. Curious Facts in the History of Insects; Including Spiders and […]
male given name, form of Carew. Contemporary Examples Even on established authors, the Booker win will push sales forward, though Carey remains sanguine. The Power of the Booker Daniel D’Addario October 11, 2010 Last time I was on, it was myself, Carey Mulligan, DeNiro, and Sylvester Stallone. Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill on ‘22 Jump […]