Pronunciation: rērd
adv.1.Early; soon.
Then why does Cuddy leave his cot so rear?
- Gay.
n.1.The back or hindmost part; that which is behind, or last in order; - opposed to front.
Nipped with the lagging rear of winter's frost.
- Milton.
2.Specifically, the part of an army or fleet which comes last, or is stationed behind the rest.
When the fierce foe hung on our broken rear.
- Milton.
a.1.Being behind, or in the hindmost part; hindmost; as, the rear rank of a company.
Rear admiral
an officer in the navy, next in rank below a vice admiral and above a commodore. See Admiral.
Rear front
(Mil.) the rear rank of a body of troops when faced about and standing in that position.
Rear guard
(Mil.) the division of an army that marches in the rear of the main body to protect it; - used also figuratively.
Rear line
(Mil.) the line in the rear of an army.
Rear rank
(Mil.) the rank or line of a body of troops which is in the rear, or last in order.
Rear sight
(Firearms) the sight nearest the breech.
To bring up the rear
to come last or behind.
v. t.1.To place in the rear; to secure the rear of.
1.To raise; to lift up; to cause to rise, become erect, etc.; to elevate; as, to rear a monolith.
[imp. & p. p. Reared (rērd); p. pr. & vb. n. Rearing.]
Mine [shall be] the first hand to rear her banner.
- Ld. Lytton.
2.To erect by building; to set up; to construct; as, to rear defenses or houses; to rear one government on the ruins of another.
One reared a font of stone.
- Tennyson.
3.To lift and take up.
4.To bring up to maturity, as young; to educate; to instruct; to foster; as, to rear offspring.
5.To breed and raise; as, to rear cattle.
6.To rouse; to stir up.
And seeks the tusky boar to rear.
- Dryden.
v. i.1.To rise up on the hind legs, as a horse; to become erect.
Rearing bit
a bit designed to prevent a horse from lifting his head when rearing.
- Knight.
Noun1.rear - the back of a military formation or procession; "infantrymen were in the rear"
head - the front of a military formation or procession; "the head of the column advanced boldly"; "they were at the head of the attack"
2.Rearrear - the side of an object that is opposite its front; "his room was toward the rear of the hotel"
Synonyms: back end, backside
forepart, front end, front - the side that is forward or prominent
3.rear - the part of something that is furthest from the normal viewer; "he stood at the back of the stage"; "it was hidden in the rear of the store"
Synonyms: back
4.Rearrear - the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on; "he deserves a good kick in the butt"; "are you going to sit on your fanny and do nothing?"
5.rear - the side that goes last or is not normally seen; "he wrote the date on the back of the photograph"
Synonyms: back
front - the side that is seen or that goes first
Verb1.rear - stand up on the hind legs, of quadrupeds; "The horse reared in terror"
Synonyms: rise up
2.rear - bring up; "raise a family"; "bring up children"
3.rear - rise up; "The building rose before them"
Synonyms: rise, lift
4.rear - cause to rise up
Synonyms: erect
5.rear - construct, build, or erect; "Raise a barn"
Synonyms: erect, put up, set up, raise
Adj.1.rear - located in or toward the back or rear; "the chair's rear legs"; "the rear door of the plane"; "on the rearward side"
Synonyms: rearward
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Translate Rear to Spanish, Translate Rear to German, Translate Rear to French
reaper binder
reaping hook
-- Rear --
rear admiral
rear back
rear end
Rear front
Rear guard
rear lamp
rear light
Rear line
rear of barrel
rear of tube
Rear rank
Rear sight
Rear vassal
rear window
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