1. [ noun ] (military) the back of a military formation or procession

"infantrymen were in the rear"

Related terms: head formation military
2. [ verb ] stand up on the hind legs, of quadrupeds
Synonyms: rise_up

"The horse reared in terror"

Related terms: rise rear_back
3. [ noun ] the side of an object that is opposite its front
Synonyms: back_end backside

"his room was toward the rear of the hotel"

Related terms: front side rearward nape
4. [ noun ] the part of something that is furthest from the normal viewer
Synonyms: back

: "he stood at the back of the stage" "it was hidden in the rear of the store"

Related terms: front position
5. [ verb ] bring up
Synonyms: raise bring_up parent nurture

"raise a family" "bring up children"

Related terms: cradle fledge foster parent lineage breeding raising grow_up
6. [ verb ] rise up
Synonyms: rise lift

"The building rose before them"

Related terms: look loom upgrade
7. [ verb ] cause to rise up
Synonyms: erect
Related terms: raise prick_up pitch erecting
8. [ adjective ] located in or toward the back or rear; the chair's rear legs"
Synonyms: rearward

"the rear door of the plane" "on the rearward side"

Related terms: back
9. [ noun ] the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on
Synonyms: seat ass bottom rear_end tail behind buttocks stern hindquarters fundament hind_end keister bum backside posterior prat buns tail_end tooshie tush rump can derriere fanny butt nates arse

"he deserves a good kick in the butt" "are you going to sit on your fanny and do nothing?"

Related terms: body_part torso
10. [ verb ] construct, build, or erect
Synonyms: erect set_up put_up raise

"Raise a barn"

Related terms: level construct construction erecting
11. [ noun ] the side that goes last or is not normally seen
Synonyms: back

"he wrote the date on the back of the photograph"

Related terms: front side stern tail back
Similar spelling:   rehear