[ UK /ɹˈi‍ə/ ]
[ US /ˈɹɪɹ/ ]
  1. rise up
    The building rose before them
  2. look after a child until it is an adult
    raise a family
    bring up children
  3. construct, build, or erect
    Raise a barn
  4. stand up on the hind legs, of quadrupeds
    The horse reared in terror
  5. cause to rise up
  1. the part of something that is furthest from the normal viewer
    it was hidden in the rear of the store
    he stood at the back of the stage
  2. the back of a military formation or procession
    infantrymen were in the rear
  3. the side that goes last or is not normally seen
    he wrote the date on the back of the photograph
  4. the side of an object that is opposite its front
    his room was toward the rear of the hotel
  5. 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?
  1. located in or toward the back or rear
    the rear door of the plane
    on the rearward side
    the chair's rear legs
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How To Use rear In A Sentence

  • I do not of course mean, Heaven forbid! that people should try to converse seriously; that results in the worst kind of dreariness, in feeling, as Stevenson said, that one has the brain of a sheep and the eyes of a boiled codfish. From a College Window
  • With a full tank of fuel, the weight bias shifts rearwards slightly, which helps traction, as does the standard limited slip differential.
  • The drop-in module, which adds to the stiffness and torsional rigidity of the whole vehicle, ties the car together from the seats rearward and from b-pillar to b-pillar.
  • Then prop yourself up using your toes and forearms maintaining a flat position. The Sun
  • Baker's style is to prearrange deals by patiently and quietly lining up the parties before going public. The Rescue Squad
  • Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth. George Washington 
  • Investigations indicated the fire started from a temporary storehouse at the building's rear adjacent to a boiler room.
  • I might have understood how clumsy I was, when I was rearing my children in the most utter idleness and luxury, to reform other people and their children, who were perishing from idleness in what I called the den of the Rzhanoff house, where, nevertheless, three-fourths of the people toil for themselves and for others. What to Do?
  • The payments on that car loan are in arrears by three months.
  • Staff vehicles enter at the rear of the building by means of a ramp that leads down to a subterranean car park.
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