rear has definitions from the field of military
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[ noun ] (military) the back of a military formation or procession

Examples

"infantrymen were in the rear"

Used in print

(Booton Herndon, "From Custer to Korea, The 7th Cavalry"...)

Another force flanked the company and took_up a position on a hill to the rear .

Related terms

head formation military

2
[ verb ] stand up on the hind legs, of quadrupeds

Synonyms

rise_up

Examples

"The horse reared in terror"

Used in print

(Louis Zara, Dark Rider....)

Once_more , Katie reared , and whinnied in fear .

Katie reared a third time , then , trembling , descended .

Again Katie reared , and now , wickedly , he compelled her to bring her hooves down again_and_again upon the sprawled figure of the stranger .

(Howard Fast, April Morning....)

I do n't know whether he was_after our rider , who had gone_by a minute before , or whether he was simply scouting conditions ; but when he passed us by , a musket roared , and he reared his horse , swung it around , and began to whip it back in the direction from which he had come .

The redcoat officer collapsed like a punctured bolster , and the horse reared and threw him from the saddle , except that one booted foot caught in the stirrup .

Related terms

rise rear_back

3
[ noun ] the side of an object that is opposite its front

Synonyms

back_end backside

Examples

"his room was toward the rear of the hotel"

Used in print

(Mr. America, 4:6...)

After you have taken_a_breather , reverse the position of your legs so_that the front thigh of the previous exercise is now to the rear , and the rear thigh now to the front , and perform the same movement in the same manner .

(W. H. Gass, "The Pedersen Kid," in The...)

He was like a mean horse to come at from the rear .

Related terms

front side rearward nape

4
[ noun ] the part of something that is furthest from the normal viewer

Synonyms

back

Examples

: "he stood at the back of the stage" "it was hidden in the rear of the store"

Used in print

(David Stacton, The Judges of the Secret Court....)

At the rear of the auditorium , upstairs , some men tried to push open the door to the box corridor .

Related terms

front position

5
[ verb ] bring up

Examples

"raise a family" "bring up children"

Used in print

(Rocky Mountain News, [Denver, Colorado]...)

Home is where a man was_born , reared , went_to school and , most particularly , where grandma is .

(The Dallas Morning News,...)

Reared in England , she studied to be a teacher , earned several scholarships and was graduated with_honors from the University of London .

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[ verb ] rise up

Synonyms

rise lift

Examples

"The building rose before them"

Used in print

(James Boylan, "Mutinity"...)

On August 3 , two massive headlands reared out of the mists - great gateways never before , so_far as Hudson knew , seen by Europeans .

Related terms

look loom upgrade

7
[ verb ] cause to rise up

Synonyms

erect

Related terms

raise prick_up pitch erecting

8
[ adjective ] located in or toward the back or rear; the chair's rear legs"

Synonyms

rearward

Examples

"the rear door of the plane" "on the rearward side"

Used in print

(Joseph Chadwick, No Land Is Free....)

Brannon was hunkered_down with his broad back to the left rear wheel , with the other two facing him .

Related terms

back

9
[ noun ] the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on

Examples

"he deserves a good kick in the butt" "are you going to sit on your fanny and do nothing?"

Related terms

body_part torso

10
[ verb ] construct, build, or erect

Examples

"Raise a barn"

11
[ noun ] the side that goes last or is not normally seen

Synonyms

back

Examples

"he wrote the date on the back of the photograph"

Related terms

front side stern tail back

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