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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

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

Mounting a large rock, I was able to see a considerable body of the enemy moving by the flank in rear of their line engaged, and passing from the direction of the foot of Great Round Top through the valley toward the front of my left.
Joshua Chamberlain

It's quite funny in that I once won Rear of the Year at my school! I was about 17 in the sixth form and we used to have an end of year celebration and give out different awards. I even got a little trophy!
Jessica Ennis

I want to make hand-held music, undiminished by the need to make everybody in the world listen at once. The goal is to ride into the sunset, stereo blasting, and all of what's got you worried will disappear in the rear view mirror!
Dave Sitek
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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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