from The Century Dictionary.

  • In the rear; to the rear.
  • To raise; erect; build; rear.
  • To lift up; exalt.
  • To arouse; start; excite; stir up.
  • noun See arrear.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • verb obsolete To raise; to set up; to stir up.
  • adverb Backward; in or to the rear; behindhand.

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  • adverb backward; in or to the rear; behindhand


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See arrear (adverb).


  • I has more infoz on deh upcoming trip to Dee Cee arear an I has sended U an emeow

    That’s - Lolcats 'n' Funny Pictures of Cats - I Can Has Cheezburger?

  • NE1 Ls notice taht black arear ub nosie luks kinda like hyoomin noes?

    wellmannered kitteh - Lolcats 'n' Funny Pictures of Cats - I Can Has Cheezburger?

  • [6454] The mother of health, key of heaven, a spiritual wing to arear us, the chariot of the Holy Ghost, banner of faith, &c.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Since the entire arear is off-limits for the media, there has been no independent confirmation about the deaths and injured.

    Ghazi Rashid killed in Lal Mosque as operation continues

  • Now Aladdin was wont every day to thread the city streets with his Mamelukes riding a-van and arear of him showering rightward and leftward gold upon the folk, and all the world, stranger and neighbor, far and near, were fulfilled of his love for the excess of his liberality and generosity.

    Tehran Winter

  • Then bade him Arthur, noblest of kings, that he should arear churches, and restore the hymns, and take charge of God's folk, and rule them fair.

    Roman de Brut. English

  • And if I evermore subsequently hear, that any of my folk, of high or of low, eft arear strife on account of this same slaughter, there shall ransom him neither gold nor any treasure, fine horse nor war-garment, that he should not be dead, or with horses drawn in pieces—-that is of each traitor the law!

    Roman de Brut. English

  • When the tales were all told, and Arthur had them understood, then called the king forth-right his dearest knights, and they counselled them between a castle to arear, beside the water that Albe was named.

    Roman de Brut. English

  • First swore Arthur, noblest of kings; then swore earls, then swore barons; then swore thanes, then swore swains, that they nevermore the strife would arear.

    Roman de Brut. English

  • Slightly arear of them: Mr. Louis Slupsky; Mr. Samuel Kahn, with a tinge the color of apoplexy in his face; and Miss Sylvette de Long, her face thrust forward as if she heard melody.

    Humoresque A Laugh on Life with a Tear Behind It


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