Definitions

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

  • adj. Feeling and exhibiting concern and empathy for others: "We formed Generations United to argue for a caring society” ( Jack Ossofsky).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Kind, sensitive, empathetic.
  • v. Present participle of care.

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

  • adj. feeling and exhibiting concern and empathy for others
  • n. a loving feeling

Etymologies

From care +‎ -ing. The adjective follows from the verb. (Wiktionary)

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