Complete Definition of "rear"

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English

Pronunciation
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Rhymes Rhymes:English:-ɪÉ(r)|-ɪÉ(r)

Etymology 1
Ultimately from L. retro; confer arrear.

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

Antonyms
front

Translations
trans-top|being behind, or in the hindmost part; hindmost; as, the rear rank of a company
Dutch achterste
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Adverb
en-adv

  1. early; soon Prov. Eng.

#:* Then why does Cuddy leave his cot so rear! --Gay.

Noun
en-noun

  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. - w:Milton

  1. military 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. --Milton

Translations
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Arabic: ARchar|Ø®ÙÙÙ IPAchar|(xálfi)
Chinese: åé¢ (hòumian)
Dutch: achterste, achterkant
Ewe: megbe
Finnish: taka-
French: arrière
German: hinter
Hungarian: hátsó
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Italian: posteriore
Japanese: å¾ãã® (ãããã®, ushiro no)
Korean: ë°°íì (baehu-ui)
Portuguese: posterior
Russian: задний (zádnij)
Spanish: posterior
Swedish: baksides
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Etymology 2
Old English ræran

Verb
en-verb

  1. transitive To raise; to lift up; to cause to rise, 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

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

#:* One reared a font of stone. —Tennyson

  1. context|transitive|obsolete To lift and take up.

#:* And having her from Trompart lightly reared, Upon his set the lovely load. —Spenser

  1. transitive 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

  1. transitive To breed and raise; as, to rear cattle (cattle-rearing).
  2. context|transitive|obsolete To rouse; to strip up.

#:* And seeks the tusky boar to rear. —Dryden

  1. intransitive To rise up on the hind legs, as a horse.

Translations
trans-top|to lift, raise etc.
Dutch: oprichten
French: ériger
German: aufrichten
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trans-top|to bring up to maturity
Czech: vychovat
Dutch: grootbrengen, opvoeden
Ewe: nyi
French: élever
trans-mid
German: aufziehen, erziehen, groÃziehen
Kurdish: KUchar|Ù¾ÛÚ¯ÙâÛشتÙ, KUchar|Ù¾ÙâرÙÙâردÙâ کردÙ
Russian: воÑпиÑÑваÑÑ (vospítyvatâ)
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trans-top|To breed and raise
Dutch: kweken
French: élever
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Russian: вÑÑаÑиваÑÑ (vyrášÄivatâ)
Spanish: criar
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Anagrams
rare

Derived terms
rear admiral, fleetrank below vice-admiral, originally in charge of a fleet's rear formation
rear echelon
rear end, or rear for short
rear front - (military), the rear rank of a body of troops when faced about and standing in that position.
rear guard
rearhorse
rear line - (military), the line in the rear of an army.
rearmost
rearmouse
rear rank - (military), 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.
rearward
bring up the rear - to come last or behind.
rearing bit - a bit designed to prevent a horse from lifting his head when rearing.

Synonyms
build
elevate
erect
establish
lift
raise

Usage notes
See note under raise.

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