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rear

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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.
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rear

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1 a behind part or surface
  • The rear of the car was sleekly designed.
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2 the part of the body upon which someone sits
  • Amy fell off her skates onto her rear.
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rear

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1 to bring to maturity through care and education
  • watched a documentary on how wolves rear their young
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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.
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4 to look after or assist the growth of by labor and care
  • an amateur who rears rare orchids in a professional-grade greenhouse
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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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