rearing has definitions from the fields of sociology,heraldry
1
[ noun ] the properties acquired as a consequence of the way you were treated as a child

Synonyms

nurture raising

Used in print

(Philip Reaves, "Who Rules the Marriage Bed?"...)

Circumstances gave her almost undisputed sway over child rearing , money handling and home maintenance .

Related terms

upbringing rear

2
[ noun ] (sociology) raising someone to be an accepted member of the community

Examples

"they debated whether nature or nurture was more important"

Used in print

(Gibson Winter, The Suburban Captivity of the...)

These values give direction to the life of the middle-class man or woman , dictating the methods of child rearing , determining the pattern of community participation , setting the style for the psychiatric treatment of middle-class illness , and informing the congregational life of the major denominations .

3
[ adjective ] (heraldry) rearing on left hind leg with forelegs elevated and head usually in profile

Synonyms

rampant

Examples

"a lion rampant"

Related terms

heraldry erect

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