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English adjective: rearing

1. rearing rearing on left hind leg with forelegs elevated and head usually in profile

SamplesA lion rampant.


Similarerect, upright, vertical

Domain categoryheraldry


English noun: rearing

1. rearing (attribute) the properties acquired as a consequence of the way you were treated as a child

Synonymsnurture, raising

Broader (hypernym)upbringing

2. rearing (act) helping someone grow up to be an accepted member of the community

SamplesThey debated whether nature or nurture was more important.

Synonymsbreeding, bringing up, fosterage, fostering, nurture, raising, upbringing

Broader (hypernym)acculturation, enculturation, socialisation, socialization

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