Rear meaning

rîr
To bring up by educating, nurturing, training, etc.; raise.

To rear a child.

verb
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Rear is defined as the back of something.

An example of rear is the backseat of a car.

noun
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To grow or breed (animals or plants)
verb
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4
To rise or stand on the hind legs.
verb
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To rise (up), as in anger.
verb
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Of, at, or located in the rear.
adjective
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To rise high, as a mountain peak.
verb
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A hind part.
noun
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The definition of rear is relating to the back of something.

An example of rear used as an adjective is rear window which means the window in the back of a car.

adjective
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1
(informal) The buttocks.
noun
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A hind part.
noun
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The point or area farthest from the front.

The rear of the hall.

noun
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The part of a military deployment usually farthest from the fighting front.
noun
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(informal) The buttocks.
noun
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Of, at, or located in the rear.
adjective
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Of, at, or in the rear.

A rear entrance.

adjective
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To build; erect.
verb
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To care for (children or a child) during the early stages of life; bring up.
verb
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To tend (growing plants or animals).
verb
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To build; erect.
verb
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(archaic) To lift upright; raise.
verb
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To rise on the hind legs, as a horse.
verb
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To rise high in the air; tower.
verb
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The back or hind part of something.
noun
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The place or position behind or at the back.

At the rear of the house.

noun
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The part of a military or naval force farthest from the enemy.
noun
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(slang) The buttocks.
noun
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To put upright; elevate.
verb
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bring up the rear
  • to come at the end, as of a procession; be last in order
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of rear

  • Middle English rere rear of an army short for rerewarde rear guard rearward2

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English reren to raise from Old English rǣran er-1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition