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Rear meaning

rear - 18 dictionary results

  1. 1. 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?"
  2. 2. stand up on the hind legs, of quadrupeds; " The horse reared in terror"
  3. 3. Early; soon.
  4. 4. Specifically, the part of an army or fleet which comes last, or is stationed behind the rest.
  5. 5. Being behind, or in the hindmost part; hindmost; as, the rear rank of a company.
  6. 6. To place in the rear; to secure the rear of.
  7. 7. To raise; to lift up; to cause to rise, become erect, etc.; to elevate; as, to rear a monolith.
  8. 8. To erect by building; to set up; to construct; as, to rear defenses or houses; to rear one government on the ruins of another.
  9. 9. To lift and take up.
  10. 10. To bring up to maturity, as young; to educate; to instruct; to foster; as, to rear offspring.
  11. 11. To breed and raise; as, to rear cattle.
  12. 12. To rouse; to stir up.
  13. 13. To rise up on the hind legs, as a horse; to become erect.
  14. 14. The back or hindmost part; that which is behind, or last in order; - opposed to front.
  15. 15. Hinder.
  16. 16. The back part; last part of an army or fleet.
  17. 17. To raise; bring up; erect.
  18. 18. To rise on the hind legs.

rear - examples of usage

  1. In his rear there was a wood. - "A Sketch of the Life of Brig. Gen. Francis Marion", William Dobein James.
  2. Two field pieces were disposed in the front and two in the rear line. - "A Sketch of the Life of Brig. Gen. Francis Marion", William Dobein James.
  3. M'Call, in the rear. - "A Sketch of the Life of Brig. Gen. Francis Marion", William Dobein James.
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