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English adjective: rear

1. rear located in or toward the back or rear


SamplesThe chair's rear legs.
The rear door of the plane.
On the rearward side.


Synonymsrearward


Similarback


Antonymsfront


English noun: rear

1. rear (group) the back of a military formation or procession


SamplesInfantrymen were in the rear.


Broader (hypernym)formation


Domain categoryarmed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine


Antonymshead

2. rear (location) the side of an object that is opposite its front


SamplesHis room was toward the rear of the hotel.


Synonymsback end, backside


Broader (hypernym)face, side


Narrower (hyponym)nape, nucha, rearward, scruff


Antonymsforepart, front, front end

3. rear (location) the part of something that is furthest from the normal viewer


SamplesHe stood at the back of the stage.
It was hidden in the rear of the store.


Synonymsback


Broader (hypernym)place, position


Antonymsfront

4. rear (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, posterior, prat, rear end, rump, seat, stern, tail, tail end, tooshie, tush


Broader (hypernym)body part


Part meronymbody, torso, trunk

5. rear (artifact) the side that goes last or is not normally seen


SamplesHe wrote the date on the back of the photograph.


Synonymsback


Broader (hypernym)side


Narrower (hyponym)after part, empennage, poop, quarter, stern, tail, tail, tail assembly


Antonymsfront


English verb: rear

1. rear (motion) stand up on the hind legs, of quadrupeds


SamplesThe horse reared in terror.


Synonymsrise up


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)straighten


Narrower (hyponym)rear back

2. rear (social) bring up


SamplesRaise a family.
Bring up children.


Synonymsbring up, nurture, parent, raise


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Narrower (hyponym)cradle, fledge, foster


Causegrow up

3. rear (stative) rise up


SamplesThe building rose before them.


Synonymslift, rise


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP


Broader (hypernym)appear, look, seem


Narrower (hyponym)hulk, loom, predominate, tower

4. rear (motion) cause to rise up


Synonymserect


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)bring up, elevate, get up, lift, raise


Narrower (hyponym)cock up, pitch, prick, prick up, set up

5. rear (creation) construct, build, or erect


SamplesRaise a barn.


Synonymserect, put up, raise, set up


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)build, construct, make


Domain categorybuilding, construction


Antonymsdismantle, pull down, rase, raze, tear down, level, take down









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