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rear


  8  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Rear  \Rear\,  a. 
  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Rear  \Rear\,  adv 
  Early;  soon.  [Prov.  Eng.] 
 
  Then  why  does  Cuddy  leave  his  cot  so  rear!  --Gay. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Rear  \Rear\,  n.  [OF.  riere  behind,  backward,  fr  L.  retro.  Cf 
  {Arrear}.] 
  1.  The  back  or  hindmost  part  that  which  is  behind,  or  last 
  on  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Rear  \Rear\,  v.  i. 
  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Rear  \Rear\,  v.  t. 
  To  place  in  the  rear;  to  secure  the  rear  of  [R.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Rear  \Rear\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Reared};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Rearing}.]  [AS.  r[=ae]ran  to  raise,  rear,  elevate,  for 
  r[=ae]san,  causative  of  r[=i]san  to  rise.  See  {Rise},  and  cf 
  {Raise}.] 
  1.  To  raise;  to  lift  up  to  cause  to  rise,  become  erect, 
  etc.;  to  elevate;  as  to  rear  a  monolith. 
 
  In  adoration  at  his  feet  I  fell  Submiss;  he  reared 
  me  --Milton. 
 
  It  reareth  our  hearts  from  vain  thoughts.  --Barrow. 
 
  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  [Obs.  or  R.] 
 
  And  having  her  from  Trompart  lightly  reared,  Upon 
  his  set  the  lovely  load.  --Spenser. 
 
  4.  To  bring  up  to  maturity,  as  young;  to  educate;  to 
  instruct;  to  foster;  as  to  rear  offspring. 
 
  He  wants  a  father  to  protect  his  youth,  And  rear  him 
  up  to  virtue.  --Southern. 
 
  5.  To  breed  and  raise;  as  to  rear  cattle. 
 
  6.  To  rouse;  to  strip  up  [Obs.] 
 
  And  seeks  the  tusky  boar  to  rear.  --Dryden. 
 
  Syn:  To  lift;  elevate;  erect;  raise,  build;  establish.  See 
  the  Note  under  {Raise},  3 
  c  . 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  rear 
  adj  :  located  in  or  toward  the  back  or  rear;  the  chair's  rear 
  legs";  "the  rear  door  of  the  plane";  "on  the  rearward 
  side"  [syn:  {rear(a)},  {rearward(a)}] 
  n  1:  the  back  of  a  military  formation  or  procession;  "infantrymen 
  were  in  the  rear"  [ant:  {head}] 
  2:  the  side  of  an  object  that  is  opposite  its  front;  "his  room 
  was  toward  the  rear  of  the  hotel"  [syn:  {backside},  {back 
  end}]  [ant:  {front}] 
  3:  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"  [syn:  {back}]  [ant:  {front}] 
  4:  the  fleshy  part  of  the  human  body  that  you  sit  on  [syn:  {buttocks}, 
  {arse},  {butt},  {backside},  {bum},  {buns},  {can},  {fundament}, 
  {hindquarters},  {hind  end},  {keister},  {posterior},  {prat}, 
  {rear  end},  {rump},  {stern},  {seat},  {tail},  {tail  end}, 
  {tooshie},  {tush},  {bottom},  {behind},  {derriere},  {fanny}, 
  {ass}] 
  5:  the  side  that  goes  last  or  is  not  normally  seen;  "he  wrote 
  the  date  on  the  back  of  the  photograph"  [syn:  {back}] 
  [ant:  {front}] 
  v  1:  as  of  quadrupeds  [syn:  {rise  up}] 
  2:  bring  up  "raise  a  family";  "bring  up  children"  [syn:  {raise}, 
  {bring  up},  {nurture},  {parent}] 
  3:  rise  up  "The  building  rose  before  them"  [syn:  {rise},  {lift}] 
  4:  cause  to  rise  up  [syn:  {erect}] 
  5:  construct,  build,  or  erect;  "Raise  a  barn"  [syn:  {raise},  {erect}, 
  {set  up},  {put  up}]  [ant:  {level}] 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  REAR,  n.  In  American  military  matters,  that  exposed  part  of  the  army 
  that  is  nearest  to  Congress. 
 
 




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