Definitions for rear

Definitions for (noun) rear

Main entry: rear, back

Definition: the side that goes last or is not normally seen

Usage: he wrote the date on the back of the photograph

Main entry: keister, seat, rump, rear, rear end, posterior, prat, fanny, fundament, ass, behind, arse, backside, hind end, hindquarters, bum, buns, butt, buttocks, can, bottom, derriere, tooshie, stern, tail, tail end, tush, nates

Definition: the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on

Usage: he deserves a good kick in the butt; are you going to sit on your fanny and do nothing?

Main entry: rear

Definition: the back of a military formation or procession

Usage: infantrymen were in the rear

Main entry: rear, back

Definition: the part of something that is furthest from the normal viewer

Usage: he stood at the back of the stage; it was hidden in the rear of the store

Main entry: rear, back end, backside

Definition: the side of an object that is opposite its front

Usage: his room was toward the rear of the hotel

Definitions for (verb) rear

Main entry: set up, put up, raise, rear, erect

Definition: construct, build, or erect

Usage: Raise a barn

Main entry: rear, rise up

Definition: stand up on the hind legs, of quadrupeds

Usage: The horse reared in terror

Main entry: rear, erect

Definition: cause to rise up

Main entry: bring up, raise, rear, parent, nurture

Definition: bring up

Usage: raise a family; bring up children

Main entry: lift, rear, rise

Definition: rise up

Usage: The building rose before them

Definitions for (adj) rear

Main entry: rear, rearward

Definition: located in or toward the back or rear

Usage: the chair's rear legs; the rear door of the plane; on the rearward side

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