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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: 
    • Dutch: achterste, achterkant
    • French: arrière
    • German: hinter
    • Italian: posteriore
    • Spanish: posterior
    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: 
    • Dutch: kweken
    • French: élever
      (trans-mid)
    • German: aufziehen, erziehen, groíŸziehen
    • Spanish: criar
      (trans-bottom)
    adjective 
    1. Being behind, or in the hindmost part; hindmost; as, the rear rank of a company.
    Translations: (trans-top, being behind, or in the hindmost part; hindmost; as, the rear rank of a company)
    • Dutch achterste
    (trans-mid)
    (trans-bottom) = adverb 
    1. early; soon Prov. Eng.
    • Then why does Cuddy leave his cot so rear! --Gay. =

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