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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

Japan cannot conquer China with America in her rear, Soviet Russia on her right and England on her left - her most powerful enemies in the South Sea all flanking her. It is this international situation that constitutes one of Japan's great weaknesses.
Chiang Kai-shek

Years ago, I picked up figure skating. How hard could spins and jumps be, I thought? It's just applied Newtonian physics. After repeatedly falling on my rear end, I realized it was harder than I thought. But it had an upside. That is how I met my wife, who was ice dancing at the Rockefeller Center ice rink.
Michio Kaku

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
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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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