Definition of Rear

1. Noun. The back of a military formation or procession. "Infantrymen were in the rear"

Category relationships: Armed Forces, Armed Services, Military, Military Machine, War Machine
Generic synonyms: Formation
Antonyms: Head

2. Verb. Stand up on the hind legs, of quadrupeds. "The horse reared in terror"
Exact synonyms: Rise Up
Specialized synonyms: Rear Back
Generic synonyms: Straighten

3. Adjective. Located in or toward the back or rear. "On the rearward side"
Exact synonyms: Rearward
Similar to: Back
Derivative terms: Rearward

4. Noun. The side of an object that is opposite its front. "His room was toward the rear of the hotel"
Exact synonyms: Back End, Backside
Specialized synonyms: Nape, Nucha, Scruff, Rearward
Generic synonyms: Face, Side
Antonyms: Front

5. Verb. Bring up. "Bring up children"
Exact synonyms: Bring Up, Nurture, Parent, Raise
Specialized synonyms: Fledge, Cradle, Foster
Causes: Grow Up
Derivative terms: Nurture, Nurture, Parent, Parentage, Parentage, Parentage, Raising, Rearing, Rearing

6. Noun. The part of something that is furthest from the normal viewer. "It was hidden in the rear of the store"
Exact synonyms: Back
Generic synonyms: Place, Position
Antonyms: Front

7. Verb. Rise up. "The building rose before them"
Exact synonyms: Lift, Rise
Generic synonyms: Appear, Look, Seem
Specialized synonyms: Hulk, Loom, Predominate, Tower
Derivative terms: Rise

8. Noun. The fleshy part of the human body that you sit on. "Are you going to sit on your fanny and do nothing?"
Exact synonyms: Arse, Ass, Backside, Behind, Bottom, Bum, Buns, Butt, Buttocks, Can, Derriere, Fanny, Fundament, Hind End, Hindquarters, Keister, Nates, Posterior, Prat, Rear End, Rump, Seat, Stern, Tail, Tail End, Tooshie, Tush
Generic synonyms: Body Part
Group relationships: Body, Torso, Trunk
Derivative terms: Posterior

9. Verb. Cause to rise up.
Exact synonyms: Erect
Specialized synonyms: Pitch, Set Up, Cock Up, Prick, Prick Up
Generic synonyms: Bring Up, Elevate, Get Up, Lift, Raise
Derivative terms: Erection

10. Noun. The side that goes last or is not normally seen. "He wrote the date on the back of the photograph"
Exact synonyms: Back
Generic synonyms: Side
Specialized synonyms: After Part, Poop, Quarter, Stern, Tail, Empennage, Tail, Tail Assembly
Derivative terms: Back
Antonyms: Front

11. Verb. Construct, build, or erect. "Raise a barn"
Exact synonyms: Erect, Put Up, Raise, Set Up
Category relationships: Building, Construction
Generic synonyms: Build, Construct, Make
Derivative terms: Erecting, Erection, Erection
Antonyms: Level

Definition of Rear

1. adv. Early; soon.

2. n. The back or hindmost part; that which is behind, or last in order; -- opposed to front.

3. a. Being behind, or in the hindmost part; hindmost; as, the rear rank of a company.

4. v. t. To place in the rear; to secure the rear of.

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

6. v. i. To rise up on the hind legs, as a horse; to become erect.

Definition of Rear

1. Verb. (transitive) To raise physically; to lift up; to cause to rise, to elevate. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To construct by building; to set up ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To raise spiritually; to lift up; to elevate morally. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive, obsolete) To lift and take up. ¹

5. Verb. (transitive) To bring up to maturity, as offspring; to educate; to instruct; to foster. ¹

6. Verb. (transitive) To breed and raise; as, to rear cattle (cattle-rearing). ¹

7. Verb. (transitive, obsolete) To rouse; to strip up. ¹

8. Verb. (intransitive) To rise up on the hind legs, as a bolting horse. ¹

9. Verb. (transitive) To move; stir. ¹

10. Verb. (transitive of geese) To carve. ¹

11. Adjective. (context: now chiefly dialectal) (context: of eggs) Underdone; nearly raw. ¹

12. Adjective. (context: chiefly US) (context: of meats) Rare. ¹

13. Adjective. Being behind, or in the hindmost part; hindmost; as, the rear rank of a company. ¹

14. Adverb. (British dialect) early; soon ¹

15. Noun. The back or hindmost part; that which is behind, or last on order; - opposed to front. ¹

16. Noun. (military) Specifically, the part of an army or fleet which comes last, or is stationed behind the rest. ¹

17. Noun. (anatomy) The buttocks, a creature's bottom ¹

18. Verb. (transitive vulgar British) To sodomize (gloss perform anal sex) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Rear

1. to lift upright [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Rear

1. 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 another. "One reared a font of stone." (Tennyson) 3. To lift and take up. "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. "And seeks the tusky boar to rear." (Dryden) Synonym: To lift, elevate, erect, raise, build, establish. See the Note under Raise, 3 . Origin: AS. Raeran to raise, rear, elevate, for raesan, causative of risan to rise. See Rise, and cf. Raise. 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, the sight nearest the breech. To bring up the rear, to come last or behind. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Rear

reapproaching
reappropriate
reappropriated
reappropriates
reappropriating
reappropriation
reappropriations
reapproval
reapprovals
reapprove
reapproved
reapproves
reapproving
reaps
reapt
rear(a)
rear-end
rear-ended
rear-ending
rear-ends
rear-guard
rear-horse
rear-view mirror
rear-view mirrors
rear admiral
rear admiral (lower half)
rear admiral (upper half)
rear admiral lower half
rear admiral upper half

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