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Definition of Rear

Rear

  1. Early; soon.
  2. The back or hindmost part; that which is behind, or last in order; -- opposed to front.
  3. Specifically, the part of an army or fleet which comes last, or is stationed behind the rest.
  4. Being behind, or in the hindmost part; hindmost; as, the rear rank of a company.
  5. To place in the rear; to secure the rear of.
  6. To raise; to lift up; to cause to rise, become erect, etc.; to elevate; as, to rear a monolith.
  7. To erect by building; to set up; to construct; as, to rear defenses or houses; to rear one government on the ruins of another.
  8. To lift and take up.
  9. To bring up to maturity, as young; to educate; to instruct; to foster; as, to rear offspring.
  10. To breed and raise; as, to rear cattle.
  11. To rouse; to stir up.
  12. To rise up on the hind legs, as a horse; to become erect.

Rear Quotations

The life of an uneducated man is as useless as the tail of a dog which neither covers its rear end, nor protects it from the bites of insects.
Chanakya

If you want to rear financial blessings, you have to sow financially.
Joel Osteen

The commander in the field is always right and the rear echelon is wrong, unless proved otherwise.
Colin Powell

Man is flying too fast for a world that is round. Soon he will catch up with himself in a great rear end collision.
James Thurber

Creation destroys as it goes, throws down one tree for the rise of another. But ideal mankind would abolish death, multiply itself million upon million, rear up city upon city, save every parasite alive, until the accumulation of mere existence is swollen to a horror.
D. H. Lawrence
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Rear Translations

rear in Afrikaans is teel, aanhou
rear in Danish is avle
rear in Dutch is achterhoede
rear in Latin is nutrio, tergum, summitto
rear in Portuguese is parte traseira

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