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  1. rear(noun)

    the back of a military formation or procession

    "infantrymen were in the rear"

  2. rear, backside, back end(noun)

    the side of an object that is opposite its front

    "his room was toward the rear of the hotel"

  3. back, rear(noun)

    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"

  4. 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?"

  5. rear, back(adj)

    the side that goes last or is not normally seen

    "he wrote the date on the back of the photograph"

  6. rear(a), rearward(a)(verb)

    located in or toward the back or rear

    "the chair's rear legs"; "the rear door of the plane"; "on the rearward side"

  7. rear, rise up(verb)

    stand up on the hind legs, of quadrupeds

    "The horse reared in terror"

  8. rear, raise, bring up, nurture, parent(verb)

    bring up

    "raise a family"; "bring up children"

  9. rise, lift, rear(verb)

    rise up

    "The building rose before them"

  10. rear, erect(verb)

    cause to rise up

  11. raise, erect, rear, set up, put up(verb)

    construct, build, or erect

    "Raise a barn"

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Rear(adverb)

    early; soon

  2. Rear(noun)

    the back or hindmost part; that which is behind, or last in order; -- opposed to front

  3. Rear(noun)

    specifically, the part of an army or fleet which comes last, or is stationed behind the rest

  4. Rear(adj)

    being behind, or in the hindmost part; hindmost; as, the rear rank of a company

  5. Rear(verb)

    to place in the rear; to secure the rear of

  6. Rear(verb)

    to raise; to lift up; to cause to rise, become erect, etc.; to elevate; as, to rear a monolith

  7. Rear(verb)

    to erect by building; to set up; to construct; as, to rear defenses or houses; to rear one government on the ruins of another

  8. Rear(verb)

    to lift and take up

  9. Rear(verb)

    to bring up to maturity, as young; to educate; to instruct; to foster; as, to rear offspring

  10. Rear(verb)

    to breed and raise; as, to rear cattle

  11. Rear(verb)

    to rouse; to stir up

  12. Rear(verb)

    to rise up on the hind legs, as a horse; to become erect

  13. Origin: [OF. riere behind, backward, fr. L. retro. Cf. Arrear.]

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  1. Rear

    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

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'REAR' in Nouns Frequency: #2755

  2. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'REAR' in Adjectives Frequency: #811

Translations for REAR

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • الخلفيArabic
  • zadní, vychovatCzech
  • aufrichten, erziehen, Nachhut, großziehen, aufziehenGerman
  • nyiEwe
  • οπισθοφυλακήGreek
  • retaguardia, erigir, criar, posteriorSpanish
  • peräpää, takaosa, taka-, pystyttää, nostaa, kasvattaa, [[nousta]] [[takajalka, takajoukko, perä, kohottaaFinnish
  • derrière, élever, arrière, ériger, arrière-gardeFrench
  • tógIrish
  • togScottish Gaelic
  • hátsó, hátvédHungarian
  • belakangIndonesian
  • edukarIdo
  • sollevare, retro, retroguardia, sollevarsi, crescere, innalzare, edificare, didietro, elevare, posterioreItalian
  • 飼育する, しんがり, 後ろ, 育てる, 後方の, 後ろの, 後ろ足立ちする, 後方, そびえ立つJapanese
  • پێگه‌یشتن, په‌روه‌رده‌ کردنKurdish
  • audzinātLatvian
  • tānapu, whakatupu, muri, kumu, whakatipuMāori
  • steigeren, oprichten, achterkant, opvoeden, construeren, verheffen, achterwerk, achtereind, grootbrengen, achterste, achter, achterhoede, kwekenDutch
  • څټ, شاPashto, Pushto
  • alçar, erguer, criar, zaga, traseiro, traseira, erigir, retaguarda, construir, levantarPortuguese
  • вставать на дыбы, воздвигать, выращивать, возводить, возносить, тыл, задняя часть, воспитывать, сооружать, возвышать, поднимать, воспитать, возвысить, задняя сторона, соорудить, водвигнуть, поднять, задний, вырастить, возвести, вознестиRussian
  • ด้านหลังThai
  • dirîWalloon

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