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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 moral effect of the thundering of one's own artillery is most extraordinary, and many of us thought that we had never heard any more welcome sound than the deep roaring and crashing that started in at our rear.
Fritz Kreisler

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

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

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

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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