Results for rear

Definitions of rear:

part of speech: noun

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.

part of speech: verb intransitive

To rise up, especially on the hind legs.

part of speech: noun

The back or hindmost part: the last part of an army or fleet.

part of speech: verb transitive

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.

part of speech: verb intransitive

To rise on the hind- legs, as a horse.

part of speech: adverb

Early; soon.

part of speech: noun

The part behind the rest; the part of any army of fleet behind the other; the last class; the last in order.

part of speech: verb transitive

( orig.) To raise: to bring up to maturity: to educate: to stir up.

part of speech: verb

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.

part of speech: adjective

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.

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