Definitions of rear

  1. To place in the rear; to secure the rear of.
  2. To raise; to lift up; to cause to rise, become erect, etc.; to elevate; as, to rear a monolith.
  3. To erect by building; to set up; to construct; as, to rear defenses or houses; to rear one government on the ruins of another.
  4. To lift and take up.
  5. To bring up to maturity, as young; to educate; to instruct; to foster; as, to rear offspring.
  6. To breed and raise; as, to rear cattle.
  7. To rouse; to stir up.
  8. To raise or lift up; elevate; as, to rear a telegraph pole; build up; erect; as, to rear a palace; bring up; educate; as, to rear children.
  9. ( orig.) To raise: to bring up to maturity: to educate: to stir up.
  10. To raise; bring up; erect.
  11. To raise; elevate; set up; bring up; nurture and train, as children; raise, as animals.
  12. To rise up on the hind legs, as a horse; to become erect.
  13. To rise up, especially on the hind legs.
  14. To rise on the hind- legs, as a horse.
  15. bring up; " raise a family"; " bring up children"
  16. construct, build, or erect; " Raise a barn"
  17. To rise upright, as a horse upon its hind legs.
  18. To raise; to lift after a fall; to bring up; to educate; to breed.
  19. To raise; to stir or rouse up; to breed and bring up to maturity, as cattle; to educate or instruct; to rise on the hind legs, as a horse.
  20. 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"
  21. the back of a military formation or procession; " infantrymen were in the rear"
  22. Specifically, the part of an army or fleet which comes last, or is stationed behind the rest.
  23. The back or hindmost part; that which is behind, or last in order; - opposed to front.
  24. The back or hinder part; as the rear of a building; place or position behind; as, the garden is at the rear of the house; background; that part of a fleet or army behind the rest.
  25. The back or hindmost part: the last part of an army or fleet.
  26. The back part; last part of an army or fleet.
  27. The hindmost part or position.
  28. That which is behind; the last in order; the part of an army or of a fleet which is behind the other. In the rear, behind the rest.
  29. The part behind the rest; the part of any army of fleet behind the other; the last class; the last in order.
  30. located in or toward the back or rear; " the chair's rear legs"; " the rear door of the plane"; " on the rearward side"
  31. stand up on the hind legs, of quadrupeds; " The horse reared in terror"
  32. Being behind, or in the hindmost part; hindmost; as, the rear rank of a company.
  33. Pertaining to, or situated at, the back part; rear guard, the part of an army stationed behind the main body to guard it from the rear; rear admiral, in the United States Navy, an officer ranking next below the admiral.
  34. Hinder.
  35. Being in the rear; last; hindmost.