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Dictionary definition for: Rear

1. (n) the back of a military formation or procession; "infantrymen were in the rear"

2. (v) stand up on the hind legs, of quadrupeds; "The horse reared in terror"

3. (n) the side of an object that is opposite its front; "his room was toward the rear of the hotel"

4. (v) bring up; "raise a family" "bring up children"

5. (n) the part of something that is furthest from the normal viewer; "he stood at the back of the stage" "it was hidden in the rear of the store"

6. (v) rise up; "The building rose before them"

7. (n) the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on; "he deserves a good kick in the butt" "are you going to sit on your fanny and do nothing?"

8. (v) cause to rise up

9. (n) the side that goes last or is not normally seen; "he wrote the date on the back of the photograph"

10. (v) construct, build, or erect; "Raise a barn"

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