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Definitions of rear

  1. To place in the rear; to secure the rear of. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. To raise; to lift up; to cause to rise, become erect, etc.; to elevate; as, to rear a monolith. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To erect by building; to set up; to construct; as, to rear defenses or houses; to rear one government on the ruins of another. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To lift and take up. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. To bring up to maturity, as young; to educate; to instruct; to foster; as, to rear offspring. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. To breed and raise; as, to rear cattle. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. To rouse; to stir up. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. To raise or lift up; elevate; as, to rear a telegraph pole; build up; erect; as, to rear a palace; bring up; educate; as, to rear children. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9. (orig.) To raise: to bring up to maturity: to educate: to stir up. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  10. To raise; bring up; erect. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  11. To raise; elevate; set up; bring up; nurture and train, as children; raise, as animals. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  12. To rise up on the hind legs, as a horse; to become erect. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. To rise up, especially on the hind legs. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  14. To rise on the hind-legs, as a horse. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  15. bring up; "raise a family"; "bring up children" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  16. cause to rise up Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  17. construct, build, or erect; "Raise a barn" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  18. rise up; "The building rose before them" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  19. To rise upright, as a horse upon its hind legs. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  20. To raise; to lift after a fall; to bring up; to educate; to breed. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  21. To raise; to stir or rouse up; to breed and bring up to maturity, as cattle; to educate or instruct; to rise on the hind legs, as a horse. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  22. the part of something that is furthest from the normal viewer; "he stood at the back of the stage"; "it was hidden in the rear of the store" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  23. the back of a military formation or procession; "infantrymen were in the rear" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  24. Specifically, the part of an army or fleet which comes last, or is stationed behind the rest. Webster Dictionary DB
  25. The back or hindmost part; that which is behind, or last in order; - opposed to front. Webster Dictionary DB
  26. The back or hinder part; as the rear of a building; place or position behind; as, the garden is at the rear of the house; background; that part of a fleet or army behind the rest. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  27. The back or hindmost part: the last part of an army or fleet. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  28. The back part; last part of an army or fleet. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  29. The hindmost part or position. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  30. That which is behind; the last in order; the part of an army or of a fleet which is behind the other. In the rear, behind the rest. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  31. The part behind the rest; the part of any army of fleet behind the other; the last class; the last in order. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  32. located in or toward the back or rear; "the chair's rear legs"; "the rear door of the plane"; "on the rearward side" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  33. stand up on the hind legs, of quadrupeds; "The horse reared in terror" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  34. Being behind, or in the hindmost part; hindmost; as, the rear rank of a company. Webster Dictionary DB
  35. Pertaining to, or situated at, the back part; rear guard, the part of an army stationed behind the main body to guard it from the rear; rear admiral, in the United States Navy, an officer ranking next below the admiral. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  36. Hinder. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  37. Being in the rear; last; hindmost. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.

Usage examples for rear

  1. You can't rear a man on politics. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  2. The guard moved on, and the doctor came upon the little force, firing going on again in the rear – Middy and Ensign by G. Manville Fenn
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