caregiver

caregiver
noun (C) AmE someone who takes care of a child or sick person

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.

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  • caregiver — [ker′giv΄ər] n. a person who takes care of someone requiring close attention, as a young child or an invalid …   English World dictionary

  • Caregiver — Carer redirects here. For Other meanings and uses, see Caregiver (disambiguation). Care provider redirects here. For providers of health care, see Health care provider. See also: Home care, Family caregivers, Elderly care, Carers rights movement …   Wikipedia

  • caregiver — UK [ˈkeə(r)ˌɡɪvə(r)] / US [ˈkerˌɡɪvər] noun [countable] Word forms caregiver : singular caregiver plural caregivers mainly American a carer …   English dictionary

  • caregiver — [[t]ke͟ə(r)gɪvə(r)[/t]] caregivers also care giver N COUNT A caregiver is someone who is responsible for looking after another person, for example, a person who is disabled, ill, or very young. [mainly AM] It is nearly always women who are the… …   English dictionary

  • Caregiver (disambiguation) — Caregiver may refer to: * Caregiver or carer an unpaid person who cares for someone requiring support due to a disability, frailty, mental health problem, learning disability or old age * An assisted living situation * A nursing home * A hospice… …   Wikipedia

  • Caregiver (film) — Infobox Film name = Caregiver caption = director = Chito S. Roño writer = Chris Martinez producer = starring = Sharon Cuneta, John Estrada music = cinematography = editing = distributor = released = runtime = country = language = Filipino,… …   Wikipedia

  • Caregiver (comics) — Superherobox| caption= character name=Caregiver real name=Rubana Lagenris Quormo species= publisher=Marvel Comics debut= Quasar #37 (1992) creators=Mark Gruenwald alliances=Elders of the Universe aliases= powers=Immortality, ability to survive in …   Wikipedia

  • caregiver — noun Date: 1966 a person who provides direct care (as for children, elderly people, or the chronically ill) • caregiving noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • caregiver — /kair giv euhr/, n. 1. a person who cares for someone who is sick or disabled. 2. an adult who cares for an infant or child. [1980 85; CARE + GIVER] * * * …   Universalium

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