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  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 
  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 
  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  . 

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