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Definition 1: the side that goes last or is not normally seen - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where rear or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he wrote the date on the back of the photograph

Synonyms for rear in the sense of this definition

(rear is a kind of ...) an extended outer surface of an object

"he turned the box over to examine the bottom side" "they painted all four sides of the house"

(... is a kind of rear ) the rear part of a ship

(... is a kind of rear ) the rear part of an aircraft

Definition 2: the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on - [noun denoting body]

Samples where rear or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for rear in the sense of this definition

(rear is a kind of ...) any part of an organism such as an organ or extremity

(... is part of rear) the body excluding the head and neck and limbs

"they moved their arms and legs and bodies"

Definition 3: the back of a military formation or procession - [noun denoting group]

Samples where rear or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • infantrymen were in the rear

(rear is a kind of ...) an arrangement of people or things acting as a unit

"a defensive formation" "a formation of planes"

(rear belongs to category ...) the military forces of a nation

"their military is the largest in the region" "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"

Definition 4: the side of an object that is opposite its front - [noun denoting location]

Samples where rear or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his room was toward the rear of the hotel

Synonyms for rear in the sense of this definition

(rear is a kind of ...) a surface forming part of the outside of an object

"he examined all sides of the crystal" "dew dripped from the face of the leaf" "they travelled across the face of the continent"

(... is a kind of rear ) the back side of the neck

(... is a kind of rear ) direction toward the rear

"his outfit marched to the rearward of the tank divisions"

Definition 5: the part of something that is furthest from the normal viewer - [noun denoting location]

Samples where rear or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for rear in the sense of this definition

(rear is a kind of ...) the particular portion of space occupied by something

"he put the lamp back in its place"

Definition 6: construct, build, or erect - [verb of creation]

Samples where rear or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Raise a barn

Synonyms for rear in the sense of this definition

(rear is a kind of ...) make by combining materials and parts

"this little pig made his house out of straw" "Some eccentric constructed an electric brassiere warmer"

(rear belongs to category ...) the act of constructing something

"during the construction we had to take a detour" "his hobby was the building of boats"

Definition 7: stand up on the hind legs, of quadrupeds - [verb of motion]

Samples where rear or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The horse reared in terror

Synonyms for rear in the sense of this definition

(rear is a kind of ...) get up from a sitting or slouching position

"The students straightened when the teacher entered"

(... is a kind of rear ) rear backwards on its hind legs

"the frightened horse reared back"

Definition 8: cause to rise up - [verb of motion]

Synonyms for rear in the sense of this definition

(rear is a kind of ...) raise from a lower to a higher position

"Raise your hands" "Lift a load"

(... is a kind of rear ) erect and fasten

"pitch a tent"

(... is a kind of rear ) raise

"The dog pricked up his ears"

Samples where rear or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • raise a family
  • bring up children

Synonyms for rear in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of rear ) feed, care for, and rear young birds for flight

(... is a kind of rear ) bring up from infancy

(... is a kind of rear ) bring up under fosterage; of children

(rear causes ...) become an adult

Definition 10: rise up - [verb of stative]

Samples where rear or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The building rose before them

Synonyms for rear in the sense of this definition

(rear is a kind of ...) give a certain impression or have a certain outward aspect

"She seems to be sleeping" "This appears to be a very difficult problem" "This project looks fishy" "They appeared like people who had not eaten or slept for a long time"

(... is a kind of rear ) appear very large or occupy a commanding position

"The huge sculpture predominates over the fountain" "Large shadows loomed on the canyon wall"

Definition 11: located in or toward the back or rear - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where rear or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the chair's rear legs
  • the rear door of the plane
  • on the rearward side

Synonyms for rear in the sense of this definition

(rear is similar to ...) related to or located at the back

"the back yard" "the back entrance"

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