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English adjective: posterior

1. posterior located at or near or behind a part or near the end of a structure

Similarback, caudal, hind, hinder, retral

See alsoback

Attributeposition, spatial relation


2. posterior coming at a subsequent time or stage

SamplesWithout ulterior argument.
The mood posterior to.

Synonymslater, ulterior



English noun: posterior

1. posterior (body) the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on

SamplesHe deserves a good kick in the butt.
Are you going to sit on your fanny and do nothing?.

Synonymsarse, ass, backside, behind, bottom, bum, buns, butt, buttocks, can, derriere, fanny, fundament, hind end, hindquarters, keister, nates, prat, rear, rear end, rump, seat, stern, tail, tail end, tooshie, tush

Broader (hypernym)body part

Part meronymbody, torso, trunk

2. posterior (body) a tooth situated at the back of the mouth

Synonymsback tooth

Broader (hypernym)tooth

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