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Definition of Rear
RearRear 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
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, adv.
Early; soon. [Prov. Eng.]
Then why does Cuddy leave his cot so rear! --Gay.
RearRear 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. --Knight.
Rear Rear, v. t.
To place in the rear; to secure the rear of. [R.]
RearRear Rear, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Reared; 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.
1. 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
It reareth our hearts from vain thoughts. --Barrow.
Mine [shall be] the first hand to rear her banner.
2. To erect by building; to set up; to construct; as, to rear
defenses or houses; to rear one government on the ruins of
One reared a font of stone. --Tennyson.
3. To lift and take up. [Obs. or R.]
And having her from Trompart lightly reared, Upon
his set the lovely load. --Spenser.
4. 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. --Southern.
5. To breed and raise; as, to rear cattle.
6. To rouse; to strip up. [Obs.]
And seeks the tusky boar to rear. --Dryden.
Syn: To lift; elevate; erect; raise, build; establish. See
the Note under Raise, 3
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