Definition of rear :
1. Being behind, or in the hindmost part; hindmost; as, the rear rank of a company.
2. Early; soon.
3. Specifically, the part of an army or fleet which comes last, or is stationed behind the rest.
4. The back or hindmost part; that which is behind, or last in order; - opposed to front.
5. To breed and raise; as, to rear cattle.
6. To bring up to maturity, as young; to educate; to instruct; to foster; as, to rear offspring.
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 place in the rear; to secure the rear of.
10. To raise; to lift up; to cause to rise, become erect, etc.; to elevate; as, to rear a monolith.
11. To rise up on the hind legs, as a horse; to become erect.
12. To rouse; to stir up.
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back (part of speech: noun)
rear (part of speech: noun)
elevate (part of speech: verb)
- To determine the matter, Royson, instead of following in the rear as he had intended, stepped out brightly and placed himself somewhat ahead of the officer. - "The Wheel O' Fortune", Louis Tracy.
- Helen sank to her knees, with her back to the rear of the tent, so she could command a better view. - "Mystery Ranch", Arthur Chapman.
- Only after a second minute inspection did she notice a small window at the rear well above the level of her head. - "Penny Nichols Finds a Clue", Joan Clark.