Posterior - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |pɑːˈstɪriər|  American pronunciation of the word posterior
Brit.  |pɒˈstɪərɪə|  British pronunciation of the word posterior


- the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on (syn: arse, ass, backside, behind, bottom, bum, butt, buttocks, can, fanny, fundament, hindquarters, nates, prat, rear, rump, seat, stern, tail, tush)
- a tooth situated at the back of the mouth
- coming at a subsequent time or stage (syn: later, ulterior)
the mood posterior to


the posterior part of the brain

...the chapel's posterior location in the church serves to make it a quiet retreat...

The man squeezed his large posterior into the chair.

...the baseball players were always slapping one another on the posterior...

Proofs of the posterior origin of the lava.

Word forms

singular: posterior
plural: posteriors
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