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Definitions for posterior
pɒˈstɪər i ər, poʊ-pos·te·ri·or

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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?"

  2. back tooth, posterior(adj)

    a tooth situated at the back of the mouth

  3. posterior(adj)

    located at or near or behind a part or near the end of a structure

  4. later(a), ulterior, posterior(adj)

    coming at a subsequent time or stage

    "without ulterior argument"; "the mood posterior to"


  1. posterior(Noun)

    The buttocks.

  2. posterior(Adjective)

    Located behind, or towards the rear of an object.

  3. posterior(Adjective)

    Following in order or in time.

  4. posterior(Adjective)

    Nearer the back end; nearer the caudal end of the body in quadrupeds or the dorsal end in bipeds.

  5. posterior(Adjective)

    Next to, or facing the main stem or axis.

  6. Origin: From posterior, comparative of posterus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Posterior(adj)

    later in time; hence, later in the order of proceeding or moving; coming after; -- opposed to prior

  2. Posterior(adj)

    situated behind; hinder; -- opposed to anterior

  3. Posterior(adj)

    at or toward the caudal extremity; caudal; -- in human anatomy often used for dorsal

  4. Posterior(adj)

    on the side next the axis of inflorescence; -- said of an axillary flower

  5. Origin: [L. posterior, compar. of posterus coming after, from post after. See Post-.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Posterior

    pos-tē′ri-or, adj. coming after: later in time or in position: situated behind: hinder.—n. Posterior′ity, state of being posterior—opp. to Priority.—adv. Postē′riorly.—n.pl. Postē′riors, short for posterior parts: (hum.) the latter part, buttock.—n. Poster′ity, those coming after: succeeding generations: descendants: a race. [L., comp. of posterus, coming after—post, after.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of posterior in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of posterior in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of posterior in a Sentence

  1. Dr. Rich Melheim:

    When a child's mind begins to wander because of something you (the teacher) have said, wander with it. When it begins to wander because of nothing you said, kick yourself in the posterior and say something worth wandering about!

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