from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To burden or be burdened with trouble; worry.
- n. A worry; a trouble: carks and cares.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To be filled with worry, solicitude, or troubles.
- v. To bring worry, vexation, or anxiety.
- n. A noxious or corroding worry.
- n. The state of being filled with worry.
- v. Eye dialect spelling of caulk.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A noxious or corroding care; solicitude; worry.
- intransitive v. To be careful, anxious, solicitous, or troubled in mind; to worry or grieve.
- transitive v. To vex; to worry; to make by anxious care or worry.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A load; a burden; a weight; specifically, an old measure of weight for wool, equal to the thirtieth part of a sarplar.
- n. A burden of care; a state of anxious solicitude; care; concern; trouble; distress.
- To load; burden; load or oppress with grief, anxiety, or care; worry; perplex; vex.
- To bring to be by care or anxiety; make by carking.
- To be full of care, anxious, solicitous, or concerned.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. disturb in mind or make uneasy or cause to be worried or alarmed
Middle English carken, from Norman French carquier, to burden, load, from Late Latin carricāre; see cargo.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English carken ("to be anxious"), from Old English carcian, becarcian ("to be anxious, be anxious about, care for, take charge of, look after"), from car- ("care") + formative -cian (suffix). (Wiktionary)
From caulk (Wiktionary)