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rear 1

 (rîr)
n.
1. A hind part.
2. The point or area farthest from the front: the rear of the hall.
3. The part of a military deployment usually farthest from the fighting front.
4. Informal The buttocks.
adj.
Of, at, or located in the rear.

[Middle English rere, rear of an army, short for rerewarde, rear guard; see rearward2.]

rear 2

 (rîr)
v. reared, rear·ing, rears
v.tr.
1. To care for (children or a child) during the early stages of life; bring up. See Usage Note at raise.
2. To tend (growing plants or animals).
3. To build; erect.
4. Archaic To lift upright; raise.
v.intr.
1. To rise on the hind legs, as a horse.
2. To rise high in the air; tower.

[Middle English reren, to raise, from Old English rǣran; see er- in Indo-European roots.]

rear′er n.

rear

(rɪə)
n
1. the back or hind part
2. the area or position that lies at the back: a garden at the rear of the house.
3. (Military) the section of a military force or procession farthest from the front
4. the buttocks. See buttock
5. bring up the rear to be at the back in a procession, race, etc
6. in the rear at the back
7. (modifier) of or in the rear: the rear legs; the rear side.
[C17: probably abstracted from rearward or rearguard]

rear

(rɪə)
vb
1. (tr) to care for and educate (children) until maturity; bring up; raise
2. (Agriculture) (tr) to breed (animals) or grow (plants)
3. (tr) to place or lift (a ladder, etc) upright
4. (Building) (tr) to erect (a monument, building, etc); put up
5. (often foll by: up) (esp of horses) to lift the front legs in the air and stand nearly upright
6. (intr; often foll by up or over) (esp of tall buildings) to rise high; tower
7. (intr) to start with anger, resentment, etc
[Old English rǣran; related to Old High German rēren to distribute, Old Norse reisa to raise]
ˈrearer n

rear1

(rɪər)

n.
1. the back of something, as distinguished from the front.
2. the space or position at the back of something: Move to the rear of the bus.
3. the buttocks; rump.
4. the hindmost portion of an army, fleet, etc.
adj.
5. pertaining to or situated at the rear: the rear door.
Idioms:
bring up the rear, to be at the end; follow behind.
[1590–1600; aph. variant of arrear]
syn: See back1.

rear2

(rɪər)

v.t.
1. to take care of and support up to maturity: to rear a child.
2. to breed and raise (livestock).
3. to raise by building; erect.
4. to raise to an upright position: to rear a ladder.
5. to lift or hold up; elevate.
v.i.
6. to rise on the hind legs, as a horse.
7. to start up in angry excitement or the like (usu. fol. by up).
8. to rise high, as a building or tower.
[before 900; Middle English reren, Old English rǣran to raise]
usage: See raise.

rear


Past participle: reared
Gerund: rearing

Imperative
rear
rear
Present
I rear
you rear
he/she/it rears
we rear
you rear
they rear
Preterite
I reared
you reared
he/she/it reared
we reared
you reared
they reared
Present Continuous
I am rearing
you are rearing
he/she/it is rearing
we are rearing
you are rearing
they are rearing
Present Perfect
I have reared
you have reared
he/she/it has reared
we have reared
you have reared
they have reared
Past Continuous
I was rearing
you were rearing
he/she/it was rearing
we were rearing
you were rearing
they were rearing
Past Perfect
I had reared
you had reared
he/she/it had reared
we had reared
you had reared
they had reared
Future
I will rear
you will rear
he/she/it will rear
we will rear
you will rear
they will rear
Future Perfect
I will have reared
you will have reared
he/she/it will have reared
we will have reared
you will have reared
they will have reared
Future Continuous
I will be rearing
you will be rearing
he/she/it will be rearing
we will be rearing
you will be rearing
they will be rearing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been rearing
you have been rearing
he/she/it has been rearing
we have been rearing
you have been rearing
they have been rearing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been rearing
you will have been rearing
he/she/it will have been rearing
we will have been rearing
you will have been rearing
they will have been rearing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been rearing
you had been rearing
he/she/it had been rearing
we had been rearing
you had been rearing
they had been rearing
Conditional
I would rear
you would rear
he/she/it would rear
we would rear
you would rear
they would rear
Past Conditional
I would have reared
you would have reared
he/she/it would have reared
we would have reared
you would have reared
they would have reared
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rear - the back of a military formation or procession; "infantrymen were in the rear"
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
formation - an arrangement of people or things acting as a unit; "a defensive formation"; "a formation of planes"
head - the front of a military formation or procession; "the head of the column advanced boldly"; "they were at the head of the attack"
2.rear - the side of an object that is opposite its frontrear - the side of an object that is opposite its front; "his room was toward the rear of the hotel"
nape, nucha, scruff - the back side of the neck
side, face - a surface forming part of the outside of an object; "he examined all sides of the crystal"; "dew dripped from the face of the leaf"
rearward - direction toward the rear; "his outfit marched to the rearward of the tank divisions"
forepart, front, front end - the side that is forward or prominent
3.rear - the part of something that is furthest from the normal viewerrear - 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"
position, place - the particular portion of space occupied by something; "he put the lamp back in its place"
4.rear - the fleshy part of the human body that you sit onrear - the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on; "he deserves a good kick in the butt"; "are you going to sit on your fanny and do nothing?"
body part - any part of an organism such as an organ or extremity
torso, trunk, body - the body excluding the head and neck and limbs; "they moved their arms and legs and bodies"
5.rear - the side that goes last or is not normally seen; "he wrote the date on the back of the photograph"
side - an extended outer surface of an object; "he turned the box over to examine the bottom side"; "they painted all four sides of the house"
after part, stern, poop, tail, quarter - the rear part of a ship
empennage, tail assembly, tail - the rear part of an aircraft
front - the side that is seen or that goes first
Verb1.rear - stand up on the hind legs, of quadrupeds; "The horse reared in terror"
rear back - rear backwards on its hind legs; "the frightened horse reared back"
straighten - get up from a sitting or slouching position; "The students straightened when the teacher entered"
2.rear - bring up; "raise a family"; "bring up children"
fledge - feed, care for, and rear young birds for flight
cradle - bring up from infancy
foster - bring up under fosterage; of children
3.rear - rise up; "The building rose before them"
appear, seem, look - give a certain impression or have a certain outward aspect; "She seems to be sleeping"; "This appears to be a very difficult problem"; "This project looks fishy"; "They appeared like people who had not eaten or slept for a long time"
hulk, tower, loom, predominate - appear very large or occupy a commanding position; "The huge sculpture predominates over the fountain"; "Large shadows loomed on the canyon wall"
4.rear - cause to rise up
pitch, set up - erect and fasten; "pitch a tent"
lift, raise, elevate, get up, bring up - raise from a lower to a higher position; "Raise your hands"; "Lift a load"
cock up, prick up, prick - raise; "The dog pricked up his ears"
5.rear - construct, build, or erect; "Raise a barn"
construction, building - the act of constructing something; "during the construction we had to take a detour"; "his hobby was the building of boats"
build, construct, make - make by combining materials and parts; "this little pig made his house out of straw"; "Some eccentric constructed an electric brassiere warmer"
Adj.1.rear - located in or toward the back or rear; "the chair's rear legs"; "the rear door of the plane"; "on the rearward side"
back - related to or located at the back; "the back yard"; "the back entrance"

rear

1
noun
1. back, back end, back part, rear part, stern (Nautical) He settled back in the rear of the taxi.
back front, nose, bow, stem, vanguard, forward end
2. back, end, tail, rearguard, tail end, back end Musicians played at the front and rear of the procession.
3. (Informal) behind, backside (informal), rump, rear end, seat, tail (informal), butt (U.S. & Canad. informal), bum (Brit. slang), ass (U.S. & Canad. taboo slang), buns (U.S. slang), arse (taboo slang), buttocks, posterior, derrière (euphemistic), tush (U.S. slang), fundament, jacksy (Brit. slang) She blames her rounded rear on her love of butter.
adjective
1. back, aft, hind, hindmost, after (Nautical), last, following, trailing the rear end of a tractor
back leading, front, forward, foremost

rear

2
verb
1. bring up, raise, educate, care for, train, nurse, foster, nurture I was reared in east Texas.
2. breed, keep, raise, tend She spends a lot of time rearing animals.
3. rise, tower, soar, loom The exhibition hall reared above me behind a high fence.

rear 1

noun
1. The hindmost part of something:
2. The part or area farthest from the front:
3. Informal. The part of one's back on which one rests in sitting:
buttock (used in plural), derrière, posterior, rump, seat.
Informal: backside, behind, bottom.
Slang: bun (used in plural), fanny, tush.
Chiefly British: bum.
adjective
Located in the rear:
Nautical: after.

rear 2

verb
1. To take care of and educate (a child):
2. To raise upright:
3. To move (something) to a higher position:
4. To make or form (a structure):
Translations
خَلْفيخَلْفِيّمُؤَخَّرمُؤَخَّرَةمُؤَخَّرَة الإنْسان
zadnízadní částchovatpěstovattýl
bag-bagdelbagendebagtropende
taka-takaosakasvattaaperäperäpää
pozadinastražnji
hátsóhátvéd
aftur-ala upp; ræktabakhliîbakhluti, rassprjóna
後ろ後ろの後ろ足立ちする後方後方の
뒤의
aizmugureaizmugures-audzētaudzinātpacelt
tyl
zadnji
bak-bakdel
ข้างหลังด้านหลัง
arkaarkada olanartbüyütmekgeri
ở đằng sauphía sau

rear

1 [rɪəʳ]
A. N
1. (= back part) → parte f trasera, parte f posterior; (esp of building) → parte f de atrás
the car behind skidded into his rearel coche que venía detrás patinó, chocando contra la parte trasera or posterior del suyo
the rear of the trainla parte trasera or posterior del tren, los últimos vagones del tren
from the rear he looked just like everybody elsepor detrás parecía como todo el mundo
2. [of procession] → cola f, final m; [of battle formation] → retaguardia f
to attack the enemy from the rearatacar al enemigo por la retaguardia
3. (= buttocks) → trasero m
4. (in phrases) at or in the rear [of vehicle] → en la parte trasera; [of building] → en la parte trasera or de atrás; [of procession] → en la cola, al final
there is a garden at or > in the rear of the house (US) → detrás de la casa hay un jardín
he sat in the rear of the taxise sentó en el asiento de atrás del taxi
to bring up the rearcerrar la marcha
to the rear (gen) → detrás, en la parte trasera or de atrás (Mil) → en la retaguardia
a house with a patio to the rearuna casa con un patio detrás, una casa con un patio en la parte trasera or de atrás
to be well to the rearquedar muy atrás
to the rear ofdetrás de
to the rear of the house was open countrysidedetrás de la casa había campo abierto
B. ADJ (gen) → de atrás, trasero
C. CPD rear admiral Ncontraalmirante mf
rear door N (in building, of vehicle) → puerta f trasera or de atrás
rear end N [of vehicle] → parte f trasera or posterior (= buttocks) → trasero m
rear gunner Nartillero m de cola
rear light Npiloto m, luz f trasera, calavera f (Mex)
rear seat Nasiento m trasero or de atrás
rear wheel Nrueda f trasera or de atrás
rear-wheel drivetracción f trasera
rear window N [of building] → ventana f de atrás; [of vehicle] → luneta f trasera, cristal m de atrás

rear

2 [rɪəʳ]
A. VT
1. (= raise, bring up) [+ children, animals] → criar
an audience reared on a diet of pop musicun público que ha crecido oyendo música pop
see also hand-rear
2. (= raise) → levantar, alzar
fascism/jealousy rears its ugly head againel fascismo/la envidia vuelve a levantar la cabeza
3. (= build) → erigir
B. VI (also to rear up)
1. (on hind legs) [horse] → empinarse; (in fright) → encabritarse
2. (= rise steeply) [building, mountain, wave] → alzarse, erguirse
the mountains reared up on each sidelas montañas se alzaban or se erguían a cada lado

rear

[ˈrɪər]
adj
[entrance] → de derrière; [wheel, window, seat] → arrière inv
n
[building, vehicle] → arrière m
at the rear of the train → à l'arrière du train
[procession, line] → arrière m
to bring up the rear → fermer la marche
(= buttocks) → derrière m
vt
[+ children, family] → élever
[+ cattle] → élever
vi (also rear up) [horse] → se cabrerrear admiral ncontre-amiral mrear bumper npare-chocs m arrière invrear door n
[house] → porte f de derrière
[car] → porte f arrière invrear-end [ˌrɪərˈɛnd] vt (US) [+ car] → emboutir (l'arrière de)rear-engined [ˌrɪərˈɛndʒɪnd] adjavec moteur à l'arrière

rear

:
rear admiral
nKonteradmiral m
rear end
nhinteres Ende; (Aut) → Heck nt; (fig; hum: = buttocks) → Hintern m (inf), → Hinterteil nt (inf)
rear-end
vt (esp US Mot) → auffahren (→ sb/sth auf +acc)
rear-end collision
n (Mot), rear-ender
n (esp US inf Mot) → Auffahrunfall m
rear-engined
adj (Aut) → mit Heckmotor, heckmotorig
rearguard
n (Mil) → Nachhut f
rearguard action
nNachhutgefecht nt
rear gunner
n (Mil) → Heckschütze m/-schützin f

rear

:
rear-mounted engine
n (Aut) → Heckmotor m
rear projection
n (Film, Theat) → Rückprojektion f

rear

1
n
(= back part)hinterer Teil; (inf: = buttocks) → Hintern m (inf); in or at the rearhinten (→ of in +dat); to be situated at/to(wards) the rear of the planehinten im Flugzeug/am hinteren Ende des Flugzeugs sein; at or to the rear of the building (outside) → hinter dem Haus; (inside) → hinten im Haus; go to the rear of the house (behind the house) → geh hinter das Haus; (inside the house) → geh nach hinten; from the rearvon hinten
(Mil) → Schwanz m(der Truppe); to attack an army in the reareine Armee im Rücken angreifen; to bring up the rear (lit, fig)die Nachhut bilden
adj
Hinter-, hintere(r, s)
(Aut) → Heck-; rear buildingRückgebäude nt; rear doorhintere Tür; rear engineHeckmotor m; rear lightsRücklichter pl; rear wheelHinterrad nt; rear windowHeckfenster nt; rear windscreenHeckscheibe f

rear

2
vt
(esp Brit) animals, familygroßziehen, aufziehen
to rear its head (animal) → den Kopf zurückwerfen; (snake) → sich aufstellen; violence/racism reared its ugly head (again)die Gewalt/der Rassismus kam (wieder) zum Vorschein; sex rears its ugly headder Trieb meldet sich
vi (horse: also rear up) → sich aufbäumen

rear

1 [rɪəʳ]
1. adj (gen) → di dietro, posteriore (Aut) (door, window, wheel) → posteriore
2. n (back part) → didietro, parte f posteriore (Anat) (fam) (buttocks) → didietro, sedere m (Mil) → retroguardia
in or at the rear (of) → dietro (a), didietro (a)
to bring up the rear → venire per ultimo (Mil) → formare la retroguardia

rear

2 [rɪəʳ]
1. vt
a. (raise, cattle, family) → allevare
b. (one's head) → drizzare
2. vi (also rear up) (esp horse) → impennarsi

rear1

(riə) noun
1. the back part of something. There is a second bathroom at the rear of the house; The enemy attacked the army in the rear.
2. the buttocks, bottom. The horse kicked him in his rear.
adjective
positioned behind. the rear wheels of the car.
ˌrear-ˈadmiral noun
in the navy, (a person of) the rank above commodore.
ˈrearguard noun singular or plural
(the group of) soldiers who protect the rear of an army (eg when it is retreating).

rear2

(riə) verb
1. to feed and care for (a family, animals etc while they grow up). She has reared six children; He rears cattle.
2. (especially of a horse) to rise up on the hind legs. The horse reared in fright as the car passed.
3. to raise (the head etc). The snake reared its head.
rear up
1. (especially of horses) to rear.
2. (of problems etc) to appear.

rear

خَلْفِيّ, مُؤَخَّرَة zadní, zadní část bag-, bagende hinterer, hinterer Teil νώτα, πισινός parte trasera, trasero taka-, takaosa arrière pozadina, stražnji posteriore, retro 後ろ, 後ろの, 뒤의 achter-, achterkant bak-, bakside tył, tylny parte traseira, traseiro задний, задняя часть bak-, bakdel ข้างหลัง, ด้านหลัง arka ở đằng sau, phía sau 后面的, 背后

rear

a. posterior, trasero-a.