- The side of something opposite the front or useful side; the reverse side; the side that is not normally seen.
- Turn the book over and look at the cover.
- That which is farthest away from the front.
- He sat in the of the room.
- The part of something that goes last.
- The car was near the of the train.
- The rear of body, especially the part between the neck and the end of the spine and opposite the chest and belly.
- Could you please scratch my ?
- In some team sports, a position behind most players on the team.
- To go in the reverse direction.
- The train backed into the station.
- To support.
- I you all the way.
- (nautical, of the wind) the change direction contrary to its normal pattern (anticlockwise in the northern hemisphere, clockwise in the southern)
- (nautical, of a square sail) to brace the yards so that the wind presses on the front of the sail, to slow the ship
- (nautical, of an anchor) to lay out a second, smaller anchor to provide additional holding power
- Near the rear.
adverb (further back, furthest back)
- Go in the door of the house.
- (context, after a change) In the previous state or position.
- He was on vacation, but now he"s .
- The office fell into chaos when you left, but now order is .
- Not current.
- I"d like to find a issue of that magazine.
- far, Far from the main area.
- They took a road.
- (Not comparable) To a previous condition or place.
Etymology: (term, bíc)
- He gave the money.
- Away from the front or from an edge.
- Sit all the way in your chair.
- Step from the curb.
- In a manner that impedes.
- Fear held him .
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