from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One that is employed to look after or take charge of goods, property, or a person; a custodian.
- n. One that temporarily performs the duties of an office: The government resigned, but the premier served as caretaker until new leaders could be elected.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Someone who takes care of a place or thing; someone looking after somewhere, or with responsibility for keeping a place in good repair.
- n. Someone who takes care of a person; a parent, carer or other guardian.
- adj. Temporary, on a short term basis.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who takes care of something.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a custodian who is hired to take care of something (property or a person)
- n. an official who performs the duties of an office temporarily
From care + taker. (Wiktionary)