from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Farthest in the rear; last.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. The one furthest to the rear.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Farthest in the rear; last.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Furthest in the rear; last of all.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. located farthest to the rear


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  • Stefàn was seated at the rearmost table with his back to the door.

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  • From the rearmost area of the building, my mother stepped into the hallway.

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  • Shimomura (rearmost in the picture above), his family and various assistants, caught tens of thousands of jellyfish in the Pacific Ocean.

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  • By studying film and covering and uncovering pairs of air holes on the bodies of North American walnut sphinx caterpillars, researchers pinpointed the source of sound: The caterpillars whistle out of their eighth, or rearmost, pair of air holes.

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  • Jack occasionally looked back at Theo, who had taken up the rearmost position, and who was pausing every now and again to peer back into the darkness behind them.

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  • The Shark was right beside them, crushing the rearmost oars.



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