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rear    : [r'ɪr]
Rear \Rear\, v. i.
To rise up on the hind legs, as a horse; to become erect.
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{Rearing bit}, a bit designed to prevent a horse from lifting
his head when rearing. --Knight.
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Rear \Rear\ (r[=e]r), v. t.
To place in the rear; to secure the rear of. [R.]
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Rear \Rear\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Reared} (r[=e]rd); p. pr. &
vb. n. {Rearing}.] [AS. r[=ae]ran to raise, rear, elevate,
for r[=ae]san, causative of r[imac]san to rise. See {Rise},
and cf. {Raise}.]
1. To raise; to lift up; to cause to rise, become erect,
etc.; to elevate; as, to rear a monolith.
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In adoration at his feet I fell
Submiss; he reared me. --Milton.
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It reareth our hearts from vain thoughts. --Barrow.
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Mine [shall be] the first hand to rear her banner.
--Ld. Lytton.
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2. To erect by building; to set up; to construct; as, to rear
defenses or houses; to rear one government on the ruins of
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One reared a font of stone. --Tennyson.
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3. To lift and take up. [Obs. or R.]
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And having her from Trompart lightly reared,
Upon his courser set the lovely load. --Spenser.
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4. To bring up to maturity, as young; to educate; to
instruct; to foster; as, to rear offspring.
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He wants a father to protect his youth,
And rear him up to virtue. --Southern.
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5. To breed and raise; as, to rear cattle.
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6. To rouse; to stir up. [Obs.]
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And seeks the tusky boar to rear. --Dryden.
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Syn: To lift; elevate; erect; raise; build; establish. See
the Note under {Raise}, 3
(c) .
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Rear \Rear\ (r[=e]r), adv.
Early; soon. [Prov. Eng.]
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Then why does Cuddy leave his cot so rear? --Gay.
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Rear \Rear\, n. [OF. riere behind, backward, fr. L. retro. Cf.
1. The back or hindmost part; that which is behind, or last
in order; -- opposed to {front}.
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Nipped with the lagging rear of winter's frost.
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2. Specifically, the part of an army or fleet which comes
last, or is stationed behind the rest.
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When the fierce foe hung on our broken rear.
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Rear \Rear\, a.
Being behind, or in the hindmost part; hindmost; as, the rear
rank of a company.
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{Rear admiral}, an officer in the navy, next in rank below a
vice admiral and above a commodore. See {Admiral}.

{Rear front} (Mil.), the rear rank of a body of troops when
faced about and standing in that position.

{Rear guard} (Mil.), the division of an army that marches in
the rear of the main body to protect it; -- used also

{Rear line} (Mil.), the line in the rear of an army.

{Rear rank} (Mil.), the rank or line of a body of troops
which is in the rear, or last in order.

{Rear sight} (Firearms), the sight nearest the breech.

{To bring up the rear}, to come last or behind.
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adj 1: located in or toward the back or rear; "the chair's rear
legs"; "the rear door of the plane"; "on the rearward
side" [synonym: {rear(a)}, {rearward(a)}]
n 1: the back of a military formation or procession;
"infantrymen were in the rear" [ant: {head}]
2: the side of an object that is opposite its front; "his room
was toward the rear of the hotel" [synonym: {rear}, {backside},
{back end}] [ant: {forepart}, {front}, {front end}]
3: 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" [synonym: {back}, {rear}] [ant:
4: 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?" [synonym: {buttocks}, {nates},
{arse}, {butt}, {backside}, {bum}, {buns}, {can},
{fundament}, {hindquarters}, {hind end}, {keister},
{posterior}, {prat}, {rear}, {rear end}, {rump}, {stern},
{seat}, {tail}, {tail end}, {tooshie}, {tush}, {bottom},
{behind}, {derriere}, {fanny}, {ass}]
5: the side that goes last or is not normally seen; "he wrote
the date on the back of the photograph" [synonym: {rear}, {back}]
[ant: {front}]
v 1: stand up on the hind legs, of quadrupeds; "The horse reared
in terror" [synonym: {rear}, {rise up}]
2: bring up; "raise a family"; "bring up children" [synonym: {rear},
{raise}, {bring up}, {nurture}, {parent}]
3: rise up; "The building rose before them" [synonym: {rise},
{lift}, {rear}]
4: cause to rise up [synonym: {rear}, {erect}]
5: construct, build, or erect; "Raise a barn" [synonym: {raise},
{erect}, {rear}, {set up}, {put up}] [ant: {dismantle},
{level}, {pull down}, {rase}, {raze}, {take down}, {tear

263 Moby Thesaurus words for "rear":
aft, after, aftermost, apprentice, arena, arise, arse, ascend, ass,
assemble, back, backdrop, background, backside, backward, behind,
boost, bottom, break, break in, breed, bring up, bristle, build,
bulk, bulk large, bum, buoy up, buss the clouds, butt, buttocks,
care for, carve, cast, cast up, chisel, cock up, come up, compose,
compound, concoct, condition, construct, convert, create, crop,
croup, crupper, cultivate, culture, curl upwards, develop, devise,
discipline, distance, drill, dryfarm, educate, elaborate, elevate,
end, erect, escalate, evolve, exceed, exercise, extract, extrude,
fabricate, fanny, farm, fashion, fatten, feed, fetch up, field,
fit, flounder, form, formulate, foster, frame, fudge together,
garden, get up, go up, groom, ground, grow, grow up, harvest,
hatch, haunches, heave, heft, heighten, heist, hike, hind,
hind end, hind part, hinder, hindermost, hindhand, hindmost,
hindquarters, hinterland, hobbyhorse, hoick, hoist, hold up,
house-train, housebreak, improve, indite, jerk up, jump up, keep,
knock up, last, levitate, lick into shape, lift, lift up, lob,
locale, loft, loom, loom large, lurch, machine, make,
make heavy weather, make up, manufacture, mature, mill, mine,
mise-en-scene, mold, mount, nates, nurse, nurture, outsoar,
outstrip, overtop, patch together, perk up, pick up,
piece together, pitch, pitch and toss, plunge, posterior, postern,
pound, practice, prefabricate, prepare, process, produce,
propagate, pump, put in tune, put to school, put together, put up,
raise, raise aloft, raise up, ramp, ranch, ready, rear aloft,
rear end, rear guard, rear up, rearmost, rearward, reel, refine,
rehearse, retral, retrograde, rise, rise above, rise up, rock,
roll, rump, run, run up, scend, scene, seat, send to school,
set up, setting, shape, sharecrop, sit bolt upright, sit up, sky,
smelt, soar, spiral, spire, stage, stage set, stage setting,
stand on tiptoe, stand out, stand up, stand upright, stern,
stick up, surge, swarm up, sway, sweep up, swing, tag end, tail,
tail end, take in hand, take up, theater, throw up, toss,
toss and tumble, tower, tower above, train, transcend, tumble,
tush, tushy, up, upbuoy, upcast, upend, upgo, upgrow, upheave,
uphoist, uphold, uplift, upraise, uprear, upright, uprise, upspin,
upstream, upsurge, upswarm, upthrow, upwind, wallow, welter,
whomp up, write, yaw

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