caretaker


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care·tak·er

 (kâr′tā′kər)
n.
1. One that is employed to look after or take charge of goods, property, or a person; a custodian.
2. One that temporarily performs the duties of an office: The government resigned, but the premier served as caretaker until new leaders could be elected.

caretaker

(ˈkɛəˌteɪkə)
n
1. a person who is in charge of a place or thing, esp in the owner's absence: the caretaker of a school.
2. (modifier) holding office temporarily; interim: a caretaker government.
3. (Social Welfare) social welfare a person who takes care of a vulnerable person, often a close relative. See also carer
ˈcareˌtaking n

care•tak•er

(ˈkɛərˌteɪ kər)

n.
1. a person in charge of the maintenance of a building, estate, etc.
2. a person or group that temporarily performs the duties of an office: a caretaker government.
3. a person who takes care of another.
[1855–60]
care′tak`ing, n.

caretaker

janitor
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.caretaker - a custodian who is hired to take care of something (property or a person)caretaker - a custodian who is hired to take care of something (property or a person)
concierge - a French caretaker of apartments or a hotel; lives on the premises and oversees people entering and leaving and handles mail and acts as janitor or porter
custodian, keeper, steward - one having charge of buildings or grounds or animals
sacristan, sexton - an officer of the church who is in charge of sacred objects
super, superintendent - a caretaker for an apartment house; represents the owner as janitor and rent collector
verger - a church officer who takes care of the interior of the building and acts as an attendant (carries the verge) during ceremonies
2.caretaker - an official who performs the duties of an office temporarily; "he acted as a caretaker until a new president could be elected"
functionary, official - a worker who holds or is invested with an office

caretaker

noun
1. warden, keeper, porter, superintendent, curator, custodian, watchman, janitor, concierge The caretaker sleeps in the building all night.
adjective
1. temporary, holding, short-term, interim The administration intends to hand over power to a caretaker government.

caretaker

noun
A person who is legally responsible for the person or property of another considered by law to be incompetent to manage his or her affairs:
Translations
حَارِسحارِسُ عَمارَه، فرّاش
domovníksprávcesprávce domu
viceværthjælper
talonmieshoitajahuoltajahuoltomies
pazikuća
házfelügyelõ
umsjónarmaîur, húsvörîur
管理人
관리인
školník
hišnik
vaktmästare
ผู้รับจ้างดูแล
người trông coi

caretaker

[ˈkɛəˌteɪkəʳ]
A. N
1. (Brit) [of school, flats etc] → portero/a m/f, conserje mf; (= watchman) → vigilante m
2. (US) (= care giver) → cuidador(a) m/f (de atención domiciliaria)
B. CPD caretaker government Ngobierno m de transición
caretaker manager N (Sport) → entrenador(a) m/f provisional or suplente

caretaker

[ˈkɛərteɪkər] ngardien(ne) m/f, concierge mfcaretaker manager ndirecteur/trice m/f sportif/ive (par interim)care-worker [ˈkɛərwɜːkər] ntravailleur/euse m/f social(e)car-fare [ˈkɑːrfɛər] n (US)
I don't have car-fare → Je n'ai pas de quoi payer mon ticket de bus.car-ferry [ˈkɑːrfɛərfɛri] n
(on sea)ferry m, ferry-boat m
(on river)bac m

caretaker

[ˈkɛəˌteɪkəʳ] ncustode m/f; (of school) → bidello/a

care

(keə) noun
1. close attention. Do it with care.
2. keeping; protection. Your belongings will be safe in my care.
3. (a cause for) worry. free from care; all the cares of the world.
4. treatment. medical care; skin care.
verb
1. to be anxious or concerned. Don't you care if you fail?; I couldn't care less (= It's of no importance to me); She really cares about her career.
2. to be willing (to). Would you care to have dinner with me?
ˈcareful adjective
1. taking care; being cautious. Be careful when you cross the street; a careful driver.
2. thorough. a careful search.
ˈcarefully adverb
ˈcarefulness noun
ˈcareless adjective
not careful (enough). This work is careless; a careless worker.
ˈcarelessly adverb
ˈcarelessness noun
ˈcarefree adjective
light-hearted. a carefree attitude.
care'giver noun
someone whose job is to look after a sick or disabled person.
ˈcaretaker noun
a person who looks after a building etc.
ˈcareworn adjective
worn out by worry. a careworn face.
ˈcare for
1. to look after (someone). The nurse will care for you.
2. to be fond of. I don't care for him enough to marry him.
care of (usually written c/o)
at the house or address of.
take care
to be cautious, watchful, thorough etc. Take care or you will fall!
take care of
to look after. Their aunt took care of them when their parents died.

caretaker

حَارِس správce vicevært Hausmeister επιστάτης conserje talonmies gardien pazikuća custode 管理人 관리인 conciërge vaktmester dozorca zelador смотритель vaktmästare ผู้รับจ้างดูแล bakıcı người trông coi 看管者
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He had found out from a boy that there was only an old woman in charge as caretaker, and she only came there on fine days, from the hamlet near, to open and shut the windows.
The caretaker was a harpooner who intended sailing next voyage on the whale ship Bonanza.
And look here, Da Souza, I'm leaving here for town to-morrow - taken a furnished flat in Dover Street - you can stay here if you want, but there'll only be a caretaker in the place.
The house of thought was closed, its windows boarded up, and he was its shadowy caretaker.
The man's the caretaker on a little ranch I have there.
One of the women who had been noted for her flaming red hair when she was younger was a born mother and became the boy's caretaker.
All he discovered was a strange, fat woman, a sort of virago, who had, apparently, been put in as a caretaker by the man of affairs.
After some delay she was answered by a caretaker, whose pail and brush of themselves told her that the working day was over and the workers gone.
Then when that silly caretaker began to shout, I said to myself, 'There is a young man in this town head and shoulders above common prejudices.
Now, look here-- this infernal lazy scoundrel of a caretaker has gone to sleep again--curse him.
He could do what he liked, with all his cleverness to help him, so long as I should continue to defer to the old tradition of the criminality of those caretakers of the young who minister to superstitions and fears.
Pay off all the servants save two of the most trustworthy, who will remain as caretakers.