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Meaning & Definition of Rear in English

English

Rear

/rɪr/

noun

1. The back of a military formation or procession

  • "Infantrymen were in the rear"
    synonym:
  • rear

2. The side of an object that is opposite its front

  • "His room was toward the rear of the hotel"
    synonym:
  • rear
  • ,
  • backside
  • ,
  • back end

3. The part of something that is furthest from the normal viewer

  • "He stood at the back of the stage"
  • "It was hidden in the rear of the store"
    synonym:
  • back
  • ,
  • rear

4. The fleshy part of the human body that you sit on

  • "He deserves a good kick in the butt"
  • "Are you going to sit on your fanny and do nothing?"
    synonym:
  • buttocks
  • ,
  • nates
  • ,
  • arse
  • ,
  • butt
  • ,
  • backside
  • ,
  • bum
  • ,
  • buns
  • ,
  • can
  • ,
  • fundament
  • ,
  • hindquarters
  • ,
  • hind end
  • ,
  • keister
  • ,
  • posterior
  • ,
  • prat
  • ,
  • rear
  • ,
  • rear end
  • ,
  • rump
  • ,
  • stern
  • ,
  • seat
  • ,
  • tail
  • ,
  • tail end
  • ,
  • tooshie
  • ,
  • tush
  • ,
  • bottom
  • ,
  • behind
  • ,
  • derriere
  • ,
  • fanny
  • ,
  • ass

5. The side that goes last or is not normally seen

  • "He wrote the date on the back of the photograph"
    synonym:
  • rear
  • ,
  • back

verb

1. Stand up on the hind legs, of quadrupeds

  • "The horse reared in terror"
    synonym:
  • rear
  • ,
  • rise up

2. Bring up

  • "Raise a family"
  • "Bring up children"
    synonym:
  • rear
  • ,
  • raise
  • ,
  • bring up
  • ,
  • nurture
  • ,
  • parent

3. Rise up

  • "The building rose before them"
    synonym:
  • rise
  • ,
  • lift
  • ,
  • rear

4. Cause to rise up

    synonym:
  • rear
  • ,
  • erect

5. Construct, build, or erect

  • "Raise a barn"
    synonym:
  • raise
  • ,
  • erect
  • ,
  • rear
  • ,
  • set up
  • ,
  • put up

adjective

1. Located in or toward the back or rear

  • "The chair's rear legs"
  • "The rear door of the plane"
  • "On the rearward side"
    synonym:
  • rear(a)
  • ,
  • rearward(a)

Examples of using

There's an emergency exit in the rear.
You people go ahead. We'll bring up the rear.
You'll have to use the rear door while the house is being painted.