Rear - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |rɪr|  American pronunciation of the word rear
Brit.  |rɪə|  British pronunciation of the word rear

noun

- the back of a military formation or procession
- the side of an object that is opposite its front(syn: backside)
- the part of something that is furthest from the normal viewer(syn: back)
- the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on (syn: arse, ass, backside, behind, bottom, bum, buns, butt, buttocks, can, derriere, fanny, fundament, hindquarters, keister, nates, posterior, prat, rump, seat, stern, tail, tooshie, tush)
- the side that goes last or is not normally seen (syn: back)

verb

- stand up on the hind legs, of quadrupeds
- look after a child until it is an adult (syn: nurture, parent, raise)
- rise up (syn: lift, rise)
- cause to rise up (syn: erect)
- construct, build, or erect (syn: erect, raise)

adjective

- located in or toward the back or rear(syn: rearward)

Examples

...watched a documentary on how wolves rear their young...

...it took all the men in the village to rear the frame for the barn, pulling hard at the ropes until all the sides were standing...

There are two bedrooms at the rear.

...the rear of the car was sleekly designed...

The car's rear bumper was damaged.

...go to the back of the building and look out the rear window and you'll see the eagle...

This gentleman was reared at Cambridge.

Most farmers in the area rear sheep.

The horse reared up in fear, throwing its rider off.

The snake reared its head.

The column was attacked from the rear.

It's a good place to rear young children.

The birds have been successfully reared in captivity.

The horse reared and threw me off.

A large rock, almost 200 feet high, reared up in front of them.

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: rear
he/she/it: rears
present participle: rearing
past tense: reared
past participle: reared
noun
singular: rear
plural: rears
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