Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An individual, such as a physician, nurse, or social worker, who assists in the identification, prevention, or treatment of an illness or disability.
  • n. An individual, such as a parent, foster parent, or head of a household, who attends to the needs of a child or dependent adult.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Alternative spelling of care-giver.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a person who helps in identifying or preventing or treating illness or disability
  • n. a person who is responsible for attending to the needs of a child or dependent adult

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.