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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

And so we were asleep there in San Diego. And our pilot called us. And his brother was on one of the other planes. And when he was leaving the airport, he saw in his rear view mirror that there was an explosion.
Reba McEntire

I've always been afraid of video games - not afraid that I wouldn't like them, but that I would like them too much, and that after mere seconds in front of any particularly bright and absorbing game, I would abandon all ambition, turn into a mouth-breathing zombie, and develop a wide, sofa-shaped rear end.
Susan Orlean

Americans are the only people in the world known to me whose status anxiety prompts them to advertise their college and university affiliations in the rear window of their automobiles.
Paul Fussell
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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