Definitions for REARrɪər
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
the back of something, as distinguished from the front.
the space or position at the back of something:
Move to the rear of the bus.
the buttocks; rump.
the hindmost portion of an army, fleet, etc.
(adj.)pertaining to or situated at the rear:
the rear door.
Idioms for rear:
bring up the rear,to be at the end; follow behind.
* Syn: See back1.
Origin of rear:
1590–1600; aph. var. of arrear
to take care of and support up to maturity:
to rear a child.
to breed and raise (livestock).
Category: Animal Husbandry
to raise by building; erect.
to raise to an upright position:
to rear a ladder.
to lift or hold up; elevate.
(v.i.)to rise on the hind legs, as a horse.
Category: Animal Behavior
to start up in angry excitement or the like (usu. fol. by up).
to rise high, as a building or tower.
* Usage: See raise.
Origin of rear:
bef. 900; ME reren, OE rǣran to raise
the back of a military formation or procession
"infantrymen were in the rear"
rear, backside, back end(noun)
the side of an object that is opposite its front
"his room was toward the rear of the hotel"
the part of something that is furthest from the normal viewer
"he stood at the back of the stage"; "it was hidden in the rear of the store"
buttocks, nates, arse, butt, backside, bum, buns, can, fundament, hindquarters, hind end, keister, posterior, prat, rear, rear end, rump, stern, seat, tail, tail end, tooshie, tush, bottom, behind, derriere, fanny, ass(noun)
the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on
"he deserves a good kick in the butt"; "are you going to sit on your fanny and do nothing?"
the side that goes last or is not normally seen
"he wrote the date on the back of the photograph"
located in or toward the back or rear
"the chair's rear legs"; "the rear door of the plane"; "on the rearward side"
rear, rise up(verb)
stand up on the hind legs, of quadrupeds
"The horse reared in terror"
rear, raise, bring up, nurture, parent(verb)
"raise a family"; "bring up children"
rise, lift, rear(verb)
"The building rose before them"
cause to rise up
raise, erect, rear, set up, put up(verb)
construct, build, or erect
"Raise a barn"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
the back part
He ran around to the rear of the house.; the seats in the rear of the car
I fell on my rear end.
to be last in a line or group
The younger children brought up the rear.
in or near the back
the rear door of the building
the back or hindmost part; that which is behind, or last in order; -- opposed to front
specifically, the part of an army or fleet which comes last, or is stationed behind the rest
being behind, or in the hindmost part; hindmost; as, the rear rank of a company
to place in the rear; to secure the rear of
to raise; to lift up; to cause to rise, become erect, etc.; to elevate; as, to rear a monolith
to erect by building; to set up; to construct; as, to rear defenses or houses; to rear one government on the ruins of another
to lift and take up
to bring up to maturity, as young; to educate; to instruct; to foster; as, to rear offspring
to breed and raise; as, to rear cattle
to rouse; to stir up
to rise up on the hind legs, as a horse; to become erect
In military parlance, the rear is the part of concentration of military forces that is farthest from the enemy. The rear typically contains all elements of the force necessary to support combat forces - food, medical supplies and substantial shelters, planners and command headquarters.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'REAR' in Nouns Frequency: #2755
Rank popularity for the word 'REAR' in Adjectives Frequency: #811
Translations for REAR
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
the back part of something
There is a second bathroom at the rear of the house; The enemy attacked the army in the rear.
- van agter, agterAfrikaans
- задна частBulgarian
- retaguardaPortuguese (BR)
- zadní část; týlCzech
- die Rückseite, die NachhutGerman
- bag; bagtropDanish
- το πίσω μέρος από κτ.Greek
- parte traseraSpanish
- پشت؛ عقبFarsi
- pozadina, zaleđeCroatian
- hátsó részHungarian
- bagian belakangIndonesian
- retro, retroviaItalian
- užpakalinė dalis, užnugarisLithuanian
- bahagian belakangMalay
- پشت؛ عقبPersian
- دلښكرياجبه خانى ورومتيى ډله، پس قراول، شا، څټPashto
- задняя сторона, часть; тылRussian
- zadná časť; tylSlovak
- zadnji delSlovenian
- bakre del, baksidaSwedish
- geri, arka, artTurkish
- 後面Chinese (Trad.)
- тил; спинаUkrainian
- bộ phận đằng sau; hậu phươngVietnamese
- 后部Chinese (Simp.)
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