"rear" in the noun sense
the back of a military formation or procession
"infantrymen were in the rear"
2. rear, backside, back end
the side of an object that is opposite its front
"his room was toward the rear of the hotel"
3. back, rear
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"
4. 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
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?"
5. rear, back
the side that goes last or is not normally seen
"he wrote the date on the back of the photograph"
"rear" in the verb sense
1. rear, rise up
stand up on the hind legs, of quadrupeds
"The horse reared in terror"
2. rear, raise, bring up, nurture, parent
look after a child until it is an adult
"raise a family"
"bring up children"
3. rise, lift, rear
"The building rose before them"
4. rear, erect
cause to rise up
5. raise, erect, rear, set up, put up
construct, build, or erect
"Raise a barn"
"rear" in the adjective sense
1. rear, rearward
located in or toward the back or rear
"the chair's rear legs"
"the rear door of the plane"
"on the rearward side"
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