Word forms "caretaker":
singular caretaker plural caretakers1) someone whose job is to look after a large building such as a school, office building, or block of flats. The usual American word is janitor.2) someone whose job is to look after a house or land, usually for an owner who is away3) mainly American a carer
II UK [ˈkeə(r)ˌteɪkə(r)] / US [ˈkerˌteɪkər] adjective [only before noun]responsible for a duty or activity for a short time until someone else is employed or elected
The club has recently appointed a caretaker manager.
English dictionary. 2014.
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Caretaker — usually refers to one of the following: * Property caretaker, a person who cares for a property * Caretaker government, a temporary governmentCaretaker may also refer to: * Caretaker ( Voyager episode), the pilot episode of Star Trek: Voyager *… … Wikipedia
caretaker — Ⅰ. caretaker UK US /ˈkeəˌteɪkər/ noun [C] (US, Scottish also janitor, US also custodian) ► a person who is employed to take care of a large building, such as a school or office building, and to deal with the cleaning, repairs, etc.: »He lived on… … Financial and business terms
caretaker — ► NOUN 1) Brit. a person employed to look after a public building. 2) (before another noun ) holding power temporarily: a caretaker government … English terms dictionary
caretaker — [ker′tāk΄ər] n. 1. a person hired to take care of something or someone, esp. of a house, estate, etc. for an owner who is not always in residence; custodian 2. a person temporarily carrying out the duties as of an office 3. a person who takes… … English World dictionary
caretaker — I (one caring for property) noun archivist, attendant, concierge, convoy, curator, custodian, governor, guard, guardian, keeper, lookout, overseer, porter, sentry, sexton, steward, superintendent, supervisor, warden, watchman II (one fulfilling… … Law dictionary
caretaker — 1858, from CARE (Cf. care) + agent noun of TAKE (Cf. take) … Etymology dictionary
caretaker — [n] person who maintains something baby sitter, concierge, curator, custodian, house sitter, janitor, keeper, porter, sitter, super*, superintendent, supervisor, warden, watchperson; concept 348 … New thesaurus
caretaker — [[t]ke͟ə(r)teɪkə(r)[/t]] caretakers 1) N COUNT A caretaker is a person whose job it is to look after a large building such as a school or a block of flats or apartments, and deal with small repairs to it. [BRIT] Syn: janitor (in AM, use janitor)… … English dictionary
caretaker — Kahu (for various kinds, see Haw. Eng. entry and entries that follow it); kahu mālama, mālama, kia i; hānai (rare); ♦ land caretaker, hoa āina; ♦ caretaker of images, kahuna ki i; ♦ caretaker of bones of dead, lawelawe iwi; ♦… … English-Hawaiian dictionary
caretaker — care|tak|er1 [ ker,teıkər ] noun count * 1. ) someone whose job is to take care of a house or land, usually for an owner who is away 2. ) someone who takes care of a person who cannot take care of themselves, for example because they are too… … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English