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Posterior vs. Rear

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Posterioradjective

Located behind, or towards the rear of an object.

Rearverb

(transitive) To bring up to maturity, as offspring; to educate; to instruct; to foster. Raise]]" is more common in American English.

Posterioradjective

Following in order or in time.

Rearverb

To breed and raise. Less common than "raise" in American English.

‘The family has been rearing cattle for 200 years.’;

Posterioradjective

(anatomy) Nearer the back end; nearer the caudal end of the body in quadrupeds or the dorsal end in bipeds.

Rearverb

(intransitive) To rise up on the hind legs

‘The horse was shocked, and thus reared.’;

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Posterioradjective

(botany) Next to, or facing the main stem or axis.

Rearverb

To get angry.

Posteriornoun

(euphemistic) The buttocks.

Rearverb

(intransitive) To rise high above, tower above.

Posterioradjective

Later in time; hence, later in the order of proceeding or moving; coming after; - opposed to prior.

‘Hesiod was posterior to Homer.’;

Rearverb

To raise physically or metaphorically; to lift up; to cause to rise, to elevate.

‘The monster slowly reared its head.’;

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Posterioradjective

Situated behind; hinder; - opposed to anterior.

Rearverb

To construct by building; to set up

‘to rear defenses or houses’; ‘to rear one government on the ruins of another.’;

Posterioradjective

At or toward the caudal extremity; caudal; - in human anatomy often used for dorsal.

Rearverb

To raise spiritually; to lift up; to elevate morally.

Posterioradjective

On the side next the axis of inflorescence; - said of an axillary flower.

Rearverb

To lift and take up.

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Posteriornoun

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?’;

Rearverb

To rouse; to strip up.

Posteriornoun

a tooth situated at the back of the mouth

Rearverb

(transitive) To move; stir.

Posterioradjective

at or near the hind end in quadrupeds or toward the spine in primates

Rearverb

To carve.

‘Rere that goose!’;

Rearverb

(regional, obsolete) To revive, bring to life, quicken. (only in the phrase, to rear to life)

Rearverb

To place in the rear; to secure the rear of.

Rearverb

To sodomize perform anal sex

Rearadjective

(of eggs) Underdone; nearly raw.

Rearadjective

(of meats) Rare.

Rearadjective

Being behind, or in the hindmost part; hindmost

‘the rear rank of a company’; ‘sit in the rear seats of a car’;

Rearadverb

early; soon

Rearnoun

The back or hindmost part; that which is behind, or last on order; - opposed to front.

Rearnoun

(military) Specifically, the part of an army or fleet which comes last, or is stationed behind the rest.

Rearnoun

(anatomy) The buttocks, a creature's bottom

Rearadverb

Early; soon.

‘Then why does Cuddy leave his cot so rear?’;

Rearnoun

The back or hindmost part; that which is behind, or last in order; - opposed to front.

‘Nipped with the lagging rear of winter's frost.’;

Rearnoun

Specifically, the part of an army or fleet which comes last, or is stationed behind the rest.

‘When the fierce foe hung on our broken rear.’;

Rearadjective

Being behind, or in the hindmost part; hindmost; as, the rear rank of a company.

Rearverb

To place in the rear; to secure the rear of.

Rearverb

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 fellSubmiss; he reared me.’; ‘It reareth our hearts from vain thoughts.’; ‘Mine [shall be] the first hand to rear her banner.’;

Rearverb

To erect by building; to set up; to construct; as, to rear defenses or houses; to rear one government on the ruins of another.

‘One reared a font of stone.’;

Rearverb

To lift and take up.

‘And having her from Trompart lightly reared,Upon his courser set the lovely load.’;

Rearverb

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.’;

Rearverb

To breed and raise; as, to rear cattle.

Rearverb

To rouse; to stir up.

‘And seeks the tusky boar to rear.’;

Rearverb

To rise up on the hind legs, as a horse; to become erect.

Rearnoun

the back of a military formation or procession;

‘infantrymen were in the rear’;

Rearnoun

the side of an object that is opposite its front;

‘his room was toward the rear of the hotel’;

Rearnoun

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’;

Rearnoun

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?’;

Rearnoun

the side that goes last or is not normally seen;

‘he wrote the date on the back of the photograph’;

Rearverb

stand up on the hind legs, of quadrupeds;

‘The horse reared in terror’;

Rearverb

bring up;

‘raise a family’; ‘bring up children’;

Rearverb

rise up;

‘The building rose before them’;

Rearverb

cause to rise up

Rearverb

construct, build, or erect;

‘Raise a barn’;

Rearadjective

located in or toward the back or rear;

‘the chair's rear legs’; ‘the rear door of the plane’; ‘on the rearward side’;

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