Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • At or to the rear; toward the hinder part; backward from anything.
  • noun A rear-guard; a body or force guarding the rear.
  • noun Hence Any company or body of persons bringing up the rear; the rear.
  • Situated at or toward the rear; being or coming last.
  • noun Place or position at the rear: the part that comes last; rear; end; conclusion; wind-up.

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

  • noun The last troop; the rear of an army; a rear guard. Also used figuratively.
  • At or toward the rear.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The part that comes last or is situated in the rear; conclusion; wind-up.
  • adjective Toward the back or rear of something.
  • adverb Toward the back or rear of something.

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

  • noun direction toward the rear
  • adjective directed or moving toward the rear
  • adjective located in or toward the back or rear
  • adverb at or to or toward the back or rear

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

rear +‎ -ward

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