Thesaurus

rear

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of rear

  1. being at or in the part of something opposite the front part go to the back of the building and look out the rear window and you'll see the eagle Synonyms of rear aft, after, hind, hinder, hindmost, posterior, back, rearwardWords Related to rear dorsalNear Antonyms of rear ventralAntonyms of rear anterior, fore, forward, front, frontal


rear

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of rear

  1. 1 a behind part or surface the rear of the car was sleekly designed Synonyms of rear back, reverse, tail Antonyms of rear face, forehead, forepart, front

  2. 2 the part of the body upon which someone sits fell off her skates onto her rear Synonyms of rear backside, behind, booty (also bootie) [slang], bottom, breech, bum, buns, butt, caboose, can, cheeks, derriere (or derrière), duff, fanny, fundament, hams, haunches, heinie [slang], hunkers, keister (also keester) [slang], nates, posterior, buttocks, rear end, rump, seat, tail, tail end, tush [slang]Words Related to rear beam, stern; moon [slang]


rear

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of rear

  1. 1 to bring to maturity through care and education watched a documentary on how wolves rear their young Synonyms of rear breed, foster, nourish, nurse, raise, bring upWords Related to rear father, mother; attend, care (for), cradle, cultivate, mind, minister (to), nurture, watch; discipline, educate, instruct, mentor, school, teach, train, tutor; edify, enlighten, indoctrinate; feed, provide (for), supply; advance, forward, further, promote; prepare; direct, guide, lead, shepherd, showNear Antonyms of rear abuse, ill-treat, ill-use, maltreat, mishandle, mistreat; ignore, neglect; harm, hurt, injure

  2. 2 to fix in an upright position it took all the men in the village to rear the frame for the barn, pulling hard at the ropes until all the sides were standing Synonyms of rear pitch, put up, raise, erect, set up, upend, upraiseWords Related to rear brace, buttress, prop (up), shore (up), support; boost, crane, elevate, heave, heft, heighten, hike, hoist, jack (up), lift, perk (up), pick up, up, uphold, upliftNear Antonyms of rear demolish, flatten, knock down, level, raze, tear down

  3. 3 to form by putting together parts or materials the city has plans for rearing a new convention center over the next two years Synonyms of rear assemble, confect, construct, erect, fabricate, make, make up, piece, put up, raise, build, set upWords Related to rear carpenter, fashion, forge, frame, hammer, handcraft, manufacture, mold, produce, shape; prefabricate; begin, coin, create, generate, inaugurate, initiate, innovate, invent, originate; constitute, establish, father, found, institute, organize; conceive, concoct, contrive, cook (up), design, devise, imagine, think (up); reassemble, rebuild, reconstruct, redevelop, reedify [British], retrofit; jerry-build, rig (up), throw up; combine, uniteNear Antonyms of rear demolish, destroy, devastate, flatten, level, pull down, pulverize, raze, ruin, ruinate, shatter, smash, wreck; blow up, explode; detach, disengage; disconnect, disjoin, disunite, divide, separateAntonyms of rear demount, disassemble, dismantle, dismember, knock down, strike, take down, tear down

  4. 4 to look after or assist the growth of by labor and care an amateur who rears rare orchids in a professional-grade greenhouse Synonyms of rear crop, cultivate, culture, dress, promote, raise, grow, tendWords Related to rear breed, produce, propagate; plant, sow; gather, glean, harvest, reap; germinate, quicken, ripen, root, sproutNear Antonyms of rear kill; dig, extirpate, pick, pluck, pull (up), uproot; cut, hay, mow

Synonym Discussion of rear

lift, raise, rear, elevate, hoist, heave, boost mean to move from a lower to a higher place or position. lift usually implies exerting effort to overcome resistance of weight.
    • lift the chair while I vacuum
raise carries a stronger implication of bringing up to the vertical or to a high position.
    • scouts raising a flagpole
rear may add an element of suddenness to raise.
    • suddenly reared itself up on its hind legs
elevate may replace lift or raise especially when exalting or enhancing is implied.
    • elevated the taste of the public
hoist implies lifting something heavy especially by mechanical means.
    • hoisted the cargo on board
heave implies lifting and throwing with great effort or strain.
    • heaved the heavy crate inside
boost suggests assisting to climb or advance by a push.
    • boosted his brother over the fence


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