American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A hind part.
- n. The point or area farthest from the front: the rear of the hall.
- n. The part of a military deployment usually farthest from the fighting front.
- n. Informal The buttocks.
- adj. Of, at, or located in the rear.
- v. To care for (children or a child) during the early stages of life; bring up.
- v. To lift upright; raise.
- v. To build; erect.
- v. To tend (growing plants or animals).
- v. To rise on the hind legs, as a horse.
- v. To rise high in the air; tower.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To raise, lift, or hoist by or as if by main strength; bring to or place in an elevated position; set or hold up; elevate; bear aloft.
- To form by raising or setting up the parts of; lift up and fix in place the materials of; erect; construct; build.
- To raise from a prostrate state or position; uplift; exalt.
- To lift or carry upward; give an upward bent or turn to.
- To cause to rise into view; approach (an object) so that it appears above the visible horizon. See raise, 10.
- To carry off, as by conquest; take away by or as if by lifting; wrest. See raise, 6.
- To cause to rise to action; stir up; rouse.
- To raise in amount; make a rise in; increase.
- To develop or train physically or mentally or both, as young; care for while growing up; foster; nurture; educate: used of human beings, and less frequently of animals and plants. See raise.
- To mock; gibe.
- Synonyms Bring up, etc. See raise.
- To rise up; assume an elevated posture, as a horse or other animal in standing on its hind legs alone.
- To rise up before the plow, as a furrow.
- Underdone; nearly raw; rare: formerly said of eggs, now (in the United States, in the form rare) of meats. Compare rear-boiled, rear-roasted.
- n. The space behind or at the back; a tract or a position lying backward; the background of a situation or a point of view.
- n. The back or hinder part; that part of anything which is placed or comes last in order or in position.
- n. In specific military use, the hindmost body of an army or a fleet; the corps, regiment, squadron, or other division which moves or is placed last in order: opposed to van: as, the rear was widely separated from the main body.
- Pertaining to or situated in the rear; hindermost; last: as, the rear rank.
- To send to or place in the rear.
- To move; stir.
- To carve: applied to the carving of geese.
- Same as rare.
- n. The up-stream end of a drive. The logs may be either stranded or floating: in the former case they are termed dry rear; in the latter floating rear.
- v. transitive To raise physically; to lift up; to cause to rise, to elevate.
- v. transitive To construct by building; to set up
- v. transitive To raise spiritually; to lift up; to elevate morally.
- v. transitive, obsolete To lift and take up.
- v. transitive To bring up to maturity, as offspring; to educate; to instruct; to foster.
- v. transitive To breed and raise; as, to rear cattle (cattle-rearing).
- v. transitive, obsolete To rouse; to strip up.
- v. intransitive To rise up on the hind legs, as a bolting horse.
- v. transitive To move; stir.
- v. transitive To carve.
- adj. (of eggs) Underdone; nearly raw.
- adj. (of meats) Rare.
- adj. Being behind, or in the hindmost part; hindmost; as, the rear rank of a company.
- adv. UK, dialect early; soon
- n. The back or hindmost part; that which is behind, or last on order; - opposed to front.
- n. military Specifically, the part of an army or fleet which comes last, or is stationed behind the rest.
- n. anatomy The buttocks, a creature's bottom
- v. transitive, vulgar, UK To sodomize (perform anal sex)
GNU Webster's 1913
- adv. Prov. Eng. Early; soon.
- n. The back or hindmost part; that which is behind, or last in order; -- opposed to
- n. Specifically, the part of an army or fleet which comes last, or is stationed behind the rest.
- adj. Being behind, or in the hindmost part; hindmost.
- v. rare To place in the rear; to secure the rear of.
- v. To raise; to lift up; to cause to rise, become erect, etc.; to elevate.
- v. To erect by building; to set up; to construct
- v. Obs. or R. To lift and take up.
- v. To bring up to maturity, as young; to educate; to instruct; to foster.
- v. To breed and raise.
- v. obsolete To rouse; to stir up.
- v. To rise up on the hind legs, as a horse; to become erect.
- v. stand up on the hind legs, of quadrupeds
- n. the side of an object that is opposite its front
- v. rise up
- n. the part of something that is furthest from the normal viewer
- n. the side that goes last or is not normally seen
- v. cause to rise up
- n. the back of a military formation or procession
- adj. located in or toward the back or rear
- v. bring up
- v. construct, build, or erect
- n. the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on
- Anglo-Norman rere, ultimately from Latin retro. Compare arrear. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English rere, rear of an army, short for rerewarde, rear guard; see rearward2.Middle English reren, to raise, from Old English rǣran; see er-1 in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“From the rear entry opens a door to the kitchen, passing by the _rear_ chamber stairs.”
“; front = 0; rear = -1; nItems = 0; public void insertFront (int j) if (front = = 0) front = maxsize; queArray [-- front] = j; nItems++; public void insertRear (int j) if (rear = = maxsize-1) rear = -1; queArray [++rear]”
“On the first floor in the rear is the main screening room, not large yet not small, and certainly comfortable.”
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“At the rear is an "express" sight, which consists of a single fixed open sight, and two or three flip-up sight blades all in a row, mounted on a rib on the barrel.”
“GRANGE: Well, that's a key part, because as you're doing this forward fight, what about what you call your rear-area security.”
“But we have what we call a rear spoiler on the deck lid that the air comes over the back glass and it hits that spoiler and it drives the back end to the ground.”
“Four paces in the rear is the attitude of all the women of Asia to the risen.”
“At the rear is a large table on which burn hundreds of butter-lamps, and above it rise, layer upon layer, a series of butter bas-reliefs of most exquisite workmanship.”
“The rear is printed with the Other Critera logo and the clock name.”
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