Get Affordable VMs - excellent virtual server hosting

browse words by letter
a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z

rearmore about 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 
  {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 
  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. 
  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. 
  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 
  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  . 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  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}, 
  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. 

more about rear