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Meaning of REAR

Pronunciation:  reer

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  1. [n]  the side that goes last or is not normally seen; "he wrote the date on the back of the photograph"
  2. [n]  the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on
  3. [n]  the back of a military formation or procession; "infantrymen were in the rear"
  4. [n]  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"
  5. [n]  the side of an object that is opposite its front; "his room was toward the rear of the hotel"
  6. [v]  construct, build, or erect; "Raise a barn"
  7. [v]  as of quadrupeds
  8. [v]  cause to rise up
  9. [v]  bring up; "raise a family"; "bring up children"
  10. [v]  rise up; "The building rose before them"

REAR is a 4 letter word that starts with R.


 Synonyms: arse, ass, back, back, back end, backside, backside, behind, bottom, bring up, bum, buns, butt, buttocks, can, derriere, erect, erect, fanny, fundament, hind end, hindquarters, keister, lift, nates, nurture, parent, posterior, prat, put up, raise, raise, rear end, rise, rise up, rump, seat, set up, stern, tail, tail end, tooshie, tush
 Antonyms: dismantle, forepart, front, front, front end, head, level, pull down, rase, raze, take down, tear down
 See Also: after part, appear, body, body part, bring up, build, cock up, construct, cradle, elevate, empennage, face, fledge, formation, foster, get up, grow up, hulk, lift, look, loom, make, nape, nucha, pitch, place, poop, position, predominate, prick, prick up, quarter, raise, rear back, rearward, scruff, seem, set up, side, side, stern, straighten, tail, tail assembly, torso, tower, trunk



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Rear\, adv.
    Early; soon. [Prov. Eng.]
          Then why does Cuddy leave his cot so rear! --Gay.
  2. \Rear\, n. [OF. riere behind, backward, fr. L. retro. Cf.
    1. The back or hindmost part; that which is behind, or last
       on order; -- opposed to {front}.
             Nipped with the lagging rear of winter's frost.
    2. Specifically, the part of an army or fleet which comes
       last, or is stationed behind the rest.
             When the fierce foe hung on our broken rear.
  3. \Rear\, a.
    Being behind, or in the hindmost part; hindmost; as, the rear
    rank of a company.
    {Rear admiral}, an officer in the navy, next in rank below a
       vice admiral, and above a commodore. See {Admiral}.
    {Rear front} (Mil.), the rear rank of a body of troops when
       faced about and standing in that position.
    {Rear guard} (Mil.), the division of an army that marches in
       the rear of the main body to protect it; -- used also
    {Rear line} (Mil.), the line in the rear of an army.
    {Rear rank} (Mil.), the rank or line of a body of troops
       which is in the rear, or last in order.
    {Rear sight} (Firearms), the sight nearest the breech.
    {To bring up the rear}, to come last or behind.
  4. \Rear\, v. t.
    To place in the rear; to secure the rear of. [R.]
  5. \Rear\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Reared}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Rearing}.] [AS. r[=ae]ran to raise, rear, elevate, for
    r[=ae]san, causative of r[=i]san to rise. See {Rise}, and cf.
    1. To raise; to lift up; to cause to rise, become erect,
       etc.; to elevate; as, to rear a monolith.
             In adoration at his feet I fell Submiss; he reared
             me.                                   --Milton.
             It reareth our hearts from vain thoughts. --Barrow.
             Mine [shall be] the first hand to rear her banner.
                                                   --Ld. Lytton.
    2. To erect by building; to set up; to construct; as, to rear
       defenses or houses; to rear one government on the ruins of
             One reared a font of stone.           --Tennyson.
    3. To lift and take up. [Obs. or R.]
             And having her from Trompart lightly reared, Upon
             his set the lovely load.              --Spenser.
    4. To bring up to maturity, as young; to educate; to
       instruct; to foster; as, to rear offspring.
             He wants a father to protect his youth, And rear him
             up to virtue.                         --Southern.
    5. To breed and raise; as, to rear cattle.
    6. To rouse; to strip up. [Obs.]
             And seeks the tusky boar to rear.     --Dryden.
    Syn: To lift; elevate; erect; raise, build; establish. See
         the Note under {Raise}, 3
       (c) .
  6. \Rear\, v. i.
    To rise up on the hind legs, as a horse; to become erect.
    {Rearing bit}, a bit designed to prevent a horse from lifting
       his head when rearing. --Knight.