Crossword clues for rear
- The part of something that is furthest from the normal viewer
- The fleshy part of the human body that you sit on
- Where to enter the theater, usually
- ___ up, as a horse
- Caboose's locale
- "___ Window," Stewart vehicle
- Bring up or something to bring up
- Rise high
- "___ Window," Stewart film
- Area for some admirals?
- Word with admiral or guard
- Caboose position
- "Step to the _____:
- "___ Window," 1954 movie
- Raise upright
- Kind of guard
- Stand up like a horse
- Van's opposite
- What some G.I.'s bring up
- ___ admiral
- Display fear, as a filly
- Type of admiral
- Opposite of the van
- Do a parent's job
- Opposite of van
- Word with guard or admiral
- React like a startled steed
- Bring to maturity
- Locale of "plenty of seats"
- Rise belligerently
- Where to find a caboose
- Type of admiral or guard
- Van's antonym
- Put up
- Place for a caboose
- With 2 Down, car part
- Rise on hind legs
- Raise a family
- Breed and raise
- Lift up
- Rise on the hind legs
- Perform a pesade
- Guard or admiral
- "___ Window"
- ___ guard
- Admiral or guard
- Bus section
- In the back
- Hitchcock's "_____ Window"
- Bring up
- Caboose, figuratively
- Kind of admiral
- Front's opposite
- Kind of guard or end
- Trunk's locale
- Area away from the battle
- Care for
- Raise, as kids
- Rise up
- Exit location, often
- Relatively safe military position
- Caboose's spot
- Bus part
- Trunk location
- Employee entrance location
- Bring up, as children
- Where the bag of gifts is stowed on a sleigh
- Spot for a spanking
- Paddler's target
- Chair filler
- Back end
- Moon unit?
- Tail end
- Beta dog's view
- Full moon view?
- Sit on it
- Raise, as young
- Area jiggled while twerking
- [Another arrangement of the letters in the grid]
- Bench warmer?
- It's sat upon
- Where airplane bathrooms are, often
- Word before window or end
- The side that goes last or is not normally seen
- The back of a military formation or procession
- The side of an object that is opposite its front
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Rear \Rear\, v. i. To rise up on the hind legs, as a horse; to become erect.
Rearing bit, a bit designed to prevent a horse from lifting
his head when rearing.
Rear \Rear\, a. Being behind, or in the hindmost part; hindmost; as, the rear rank of a company.
Rear admiral, an officer in the navy, next in rank below a vice admiral and above a commodore. See Admiral.
Rear front (Mil.), the rear rank of a body of troops when faced about and standing in that position.
Rear guard (Mil.), the division of an army that marches in the rear of the main body to protect it; -- used also figuratively.
Rear line (Mil.), the line in the rear of an army.
Rear rank (Mil.), the rank or line of a body of troops which is in the rear, or last in order.
Rear sight (Firearms), the sight nearest the breech.
To bring up the rear, to come last or behind.
Rear \Rear\, n. [OF. riere behind, backward, fr. L. retro. Cf. Arrear.]
The back or hindmost part; that which is behind, or last in order; -- opposed to front.
Nipped with the lagging rear of winter's frost.
Specifically, the part of an army or fleet which comes last, or is stationed behind the rest.
When the fierce foe hung on our broken rear.
Rear \Rear\ (r[=e]r), adv. Early; soon. [Prov. Eng.]
Then why does Cuddy leave his cot so rear?
Rear \Rear\ (r[=e]r), v. t. To place in the rear; to secure the rear of. [R.]
Rear \Rear\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Reared (r[=e]rd); p. pr. & vb. n. Rearing.] [AS. r[=ae]ran to raise, rear, elevate, for r[=ae]san, causative of r[=i]san to rise. See Rise, and cf. Raise.]
To raise; to lift up; to cause to rise, become erect, etc.; to elevate; as, to rear a monolith.
In adoration at his feet I fell Submiss; he reared me.
It reareth our hearts from vain thoughts.
Mine [shall be] the first hand to rear her banner.
To erect by building; to set up; to construct; as, to rear defenses or houses; to rear one government on the ruins of another.
One reared a font of stone.
To lift and take up. [Obs. or R.]
And having her from Trompart lightly reared, Upon his courser set the lovely load.
To bring up to maturity, as young; to educate; to instruct; to foster; as, to rear offspring.
He wants a father to protect his youth, And rear him up to virtue.
To breed and raise; as, to rear cattle.
To rouse; to stir up. [Obs.]
And seeks the tusky boar to rear.
Syn: To lift; elevate; erect; raise; build; establish. See the Note under Raise, 3 (c) .
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
"hindmost part," c.1600, abstracted from rerewarde "rear guard, hindmost part of an army or fleet" (mid-14c.), from Anglo-French rerewarde, Old French rieregarde, from Old French adverb riere "behind" (from Latin retro "back, behind;" see retro-) + Old French garde (see guard (n.)). Or the word may be a shortened form of arrear (see arrears).\n
\nAs a euphemism for "buttocks" it is attested from 1796. Rear admiral is first attested 1580s, apparently so called from ranking "behind" an admiral proper. Rear-view (mirror) is recorded from 1926.
Old English ræran "to raise, build up, create, set on end; arouse, excite, stir up," from Proto-Germanic *raizijanau "to raise," causative of *risanan "to rise" (see raise (v.)). Meaning "bring into being, bring up" (as a child) is recorded from early 15c.; that of "raise up on the hind legs" is first recorded late 14c. Related: Reared; rearing.
c.1300, from Old French rere (see rear (n.)).\n
"attack in the rear," 17c., from rear (n.).
Etymology 1 alt. 1 (context transitive English) To raise physically; to lift up; to cause to rise, to elevate. 2 (context transitive English) To construct by building; to set up 3 (context transitive English) To raise spiritually; to lift up; to elevate morally. 4 (context transitive obsolete English) To lift and take up. 5 (context transitive English) To bring up to maturity, as offspring; to educate; to instruct; to foster. 6 (context transitive English) To breed and raise; as, to rear cattle (cattle-rearing). 7 (context transitive obsolete English) To rouse; to strip up. 8 (context intransitive English) To rise up on the hind legs, as a bolting horse. vb. 1 (context transitive English) To raise physically; to lift up; to cause to rise, to elevate. 2 (context transitive English) To construct by building; to set up 3 (context transitive English) To raise spiritually; to lift up; to elevate morally. 4 (context transitive obsolete English) To lift and take up. 5 (context transitive English) To bring up to maturity, as offspring; to educate; to instruct; to foster. 6 (context transitive English) To breed and raise; as, to rear cattle (cattle-rearing). 7 (context transitive obsolete English) To rouse; to strip up. 8 (context intransitive English) To rise up on the hind legs, as a bolting horse. Etymology 2
alt. 1 (context transitive English) To move; stir. 2 (context transitive of geese English) To carve. vb. 1 (context transitive English) To move; stir. 2 (context transitive of geese English) To carve. Etymology 3
1 (context now chiefly dialectal English) (context of eggs English) underdone; nearly raw. 2 (context chiefly US English) (context of meats English) rare. alt. 1 (context now chiefly dialectal English) (context of eggs English) underdone; nearly raw. 2 (context chiefly US English) (context of meats English) rare. Etymology 4
a. Being behind, or in the hindmost part; hindmost; as, the rear rank of a company. adv. (context British dialect English) early; soon n. 1 The back or hindmost part; that which is behind, or last on order; - opposed to front. 2 (context military English) Specifically, the part of an army or fleet which comes last, or is stationed behind the rest. 3 (context anatomy English) The buttocks, a creature's bottom v
1 To place in the rear; to secure the rear of. 2 (context transitive vulgar British English) To sodomize (gloss: perform anal sex)
n. the back of a military formation or procession; "infantrymen were in the rear" [ant: head]
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?" [syn: buttocks, nates, arse, butt, backside, bum, buns, can, fundament, hindquarters, hind end, keister, posterior, prat, rear end, rump, stern, seat, tail, tail end, tooshie, tush, bottom, behind, derriere, fanny, ass]
adj. located in or toward the back or rear; "the chair's rear legs"; "the rear door of the plane"; "on the rearward side" [syn: rear(a), rearward(a)]
v. stand up on the hind legs, of quadrupeds; "The horse reared in terror" [syn: rise up]
cause to rise up [syn: erect]
Rear may refer to:
In military parlance, the rear is the part of concentration of military forces that is farthest from the enemy (compare its antonym, the front). The rear typically contains all elements of the force necessary to support combat forces - food, medical supplies and substantial shelters, planners and command headquarters.
Usage examples of "rear".
The two end posts directly in the rear of the front corner posts, should be 3 feet back from them, and on a line to accommodate the pitch of the roof from the front to the rear.
These several apartments are accommodated with doors, which open into separate yards on the sides and in rear, or a large one for the entire family, as may be desired.
If farther attachments be required for the accommodation of out-building conveniences, they may be continued indefinitely in the rear.
Silhouetted against the rising sun was the large moon-bounce antenna on the rear deck, pointing straight up as if praying.
The ball entered the abdomen two inches above the crest of the right ilium, a little to the rear of the anterior superior spinous process, and took a downward and forward course.
Rear Admiral Frank Jack Fletcher, was assigned Jaluit and Mili in the southern Marshalls and Makin in the northern Gilberts.
Huddled in the rear seat of the autorickshaws with Deepti, I wore a smog mask and goggles to protect my delicate eye make-up.
In its centre reared a crimson phallus, outlined in blue ink, ballocks dangling beneath, inscribed with the initials G A.
He reared his horse atop the bridge and violently heaved first one set of bags, then the other, over the crumbling stone balustrade to the downstream side.
As the passengers left the shuttle by the rear exit, a dozen Katyl arrived, riding bareback on large, ponderous animals.
In the rear came Lady Blandish and the baronet, conversing on the calm summit of success.
Again the basto bellowed, and a quick backward glance revealed the mighty creature in the trail only a few paces in my rear.
Under the front seats will be a compartment for more batteries, and there will be a third place under the rear seats, where I will also carry spare wheels and a repair kit.
On ahead the lanthorn-bearer, with arched spine and shaking knees, dragging shuffling footsteps along the corridor, then the corporal with two of his soldiers, then Heron closely followed by de Batz, and finally two more soldiers bringing up the rear.
There was still time to run away from this place bedizened front and rear with the scarlet symbol of the Reparationists.