rear

Definitions

  • Sacking the Rear
    Sacking the Rear
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj rear located in or toward the back or rear "the chair's rear legs","the rear door of the plane","on the rearward side"
    • v rear construct, build, or erect "Raise a barn"
    • v rear stand up on the hind legs, of quadrupeds "The horse reared in terror"
    • v rear cause to rise up
    • v rear bring up "raise a family","bring up children"
    • v rear rise up "The building rose before them"
    • n rear the side that goes last or is not normally seen "he wrote the date on the back of the photograph"
    • n rear 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?"
    • n rear the back of a military formation or procession "infantrymen were in the rear"
    • n rear 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"
    • n rear the side of an object that is opposite its front "his room was toward the rear of the hotel"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

The "Six Poor Travellers" from the Rear The "Six Poor Travellers" from the Rear
Gad's Hill Place from the rear Gad's Hill Place from the rear
horse rearing up at signpost horse rearing up at signpost
The rear end of a rabbit sticks out of a rolled-up map The rear end of a rabbit sticks out of a rolled-up map

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: When cows lay down, they get up back feet first. So if you get enough people to sit on their rear end, they won't be able to stand again. Doctors use this when operating and giving shots.
    • a Rear Being behind, or in the hindmost part; hindmost; as, the rear rank of a company.
    • adv Rear rēr Early; soon. "Then why does Cuddy leave his cot so rear ?"
    • Rear 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 ."
    • Rear 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."
    • Rear To breed and raise; as, to rear cattle.
    • Rear 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."
    • Rear 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."
    • Rear To lift and take up. "And having her from Trompart lightly reared ,
      Upon his courser set the lovely load."
    • v. t Rear rēr To place in the rear; to secure the rear of.
    • Rear 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 fell
      Submiss; he reared me."
      "It reareth our hearts from vain thoughts.""Mine [shall be] the first hand to rear her banner."
    • v. i Rear To rise up on the hind legs, as a horse; to become erect.
    • Rear To rouse; to stir up. "And seeks the tusky boar to rear ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Woodbury Soap was the first product to use a picture of a nude woman in its advertisements. In 1936, a photo by Edward Steichen showed a rear full-length view of a woman sunbathing.
    • rear To raise, lift, or hoist by or as if by main strength; bring to or place in an elevated position; set or hold up; elevate; bear aloft.
    • rear To form by raising or setting up the parts of; lift up and fix in place the materials of; erect; construct; build.
    • rear To raise from a prostrate state or position; uplift; exalt.
    • rear To lift or carry upward; give an upward bent or turn to.
    • rear To cause to rise into view; approach (an object) so that it appears above the visible horizon. See raise, 10.
    • rear To carry off, as by conquest; take away by or as if by lifting; wrest. See raise, 6.
    • rear To cause to rise to action; stir up; rouse.
    • rear To raise in amount; make a rise in; increase.
    • rear To develop or train physically or mentally or both, as young; care for while growing up; foster; nurture; educate: used of human beings, and less frequently of animals and plants. See raise.
    • rear To mock; gibe.
    • rear Synonyms Bring up, etc. See raise.
    • rear To rise up; assume an elevated posture, as a horse or other animal in standing on its hind legs alone.
    • rear To rise up before the plow, as a furrow.
    • rear Underdone; nearly raw; rare: formerly said of eggs, now (in the United States, in the form rare) of meats. Compare rear-boiled, rear-roasted.
    • n rear The space behind or at the back; a tract or a position lying backward; the background of a situation or a point of view.
    • n rear The back or hinder part; that part of anything which is placed or comes last in order or in position.
    • n rear In specific military use, the hindmost body of an army or a fleet; the corps, regiment, squadron, or other division which moves or is placed last in order: opposed to van: as, the rear was widely separated from the main body.
    • rear Pertaining to or situated in the rear; hindermost; last: as, the rear rank.
    • rear To send to or place in the rear.
    • rear To move; stir.
    • rear To carve: applied to the carving of geese.
    • rear Same as rare.
    • n rear The up-stream end of a drive. The logs may be either stranded or floating: in the former case they are termed dry rear; in the latter floating rear.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Revolvers cannot be silenced because of all the noisy gasses which escape the cylinder gap at the rear of the barrel.
    • n Rear rēr the back or hindmost part: the last part of an army or fleet
    • v.t Rear rēr to bring up to maturity: to educate: to erect: :
    • v.i Rear to rise on the hind-legs, as a horse
    • adj Rear rēr early: underdone
    • v.t Rear rēr (Milt.) to lift upward, as steps
    • v.t Rear rēr (Spens.) to carry off by force: to stir up
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Quotations

  • Marshall Mcluhan
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    “The modern little red riding hood, reared on singing commercials, has no objections to being eaten by the wolf.”
  • Marcelene Cox
    Marcelene Cox
    “Parents are often so busy with the physical rearing of children that they miss the glory of parenthood, just as the grandeur of the trees is lost when raking leaves.”
  • H.G. Wells
    H.G.%20Wells
    “Man is the unnatural animal, the rebel child of nature, and more and more does he turn himself against the harsh and fitful hand that reared him.”
  • James Thurber
    James%20Thurber
    “Man is flying too fast for a world that is round. Soon he will catch up with himself in a great rear end collision.”
  • Dr. Walter Smith
    Dr. Walter Smith
    “Our works decay and disappear but God gentlest works stay looking down on the ruins we toil to rear.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. rǣran, to raise, rear, elevate, for rǣsan, causative of rīsan, to rise. See Rise, and cf. Raise
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. rǽran, to raise, the causal of rísan, to rise.

Usage

In literature:

Slowly the officers fell back, until they were so far in the rear that they ceased shooting.
"With Hoops of Steel" by Florence Finch Kelly
Some distance to the rear twinkled lights which indicated the location of the Brownell house.
"The Radio Boys with the Revenue Guards" by Gerald Breckenridge
He felt a sudden, stinging bite down near his rear end, under the covers.
"Shaman" by Robert Shea
He kept out of sight until the car had almost passed him and then swung on to the rear.
"The Web of the Golden Spider" by Frederick Orin Bartlett
The Belgian right wing thus became a rear guard.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume II (of VIII)" by Various
Protecting rear with Destroyers and Light Cruisers.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume V (of 8)"
From here to the rear of the lot the building had no attic, its rear extension being but four stories high.
"The Film of Fear" by Arnold Fredericks
Walking swiftly from a rear door was a tall man, the lower part of his face concealed by a black handkerchief.
"The Coyote" by James Roberts
Finding myself in rear with no rear guard I detached three troops (A, E and G) and held them with sufficient interval to cover the retreat.
"Personal Recollections of a Cavalryman" by J. H. (James Harvey) Kidd
One end of this he fastened securely to the rear axle of her runabout.
"In the Shadow of the Hills" by George C. Shedd
They slowly pricked their resistless way, and one by one the exhausted agents slipped between them to the rear.
"Mlle. Fouchette" by Charles Theodore Murray
In the rear of us was what was known as the Cross Timbers, a deep gorge.
"The Battle of Atlanta" by Grenville M. Dodge
He then fixed his glance on some one at the rear of the room.
"Captain Pott's Minister" by Francis L. Cooper
There was a small place in the front partitioned from the rear office by a counter and a brass grating.
"The Missing Tin Box" by Arthur M. Winfield
But the general himself was killed, fighting in the rear of his retreating men.
"A Rebel War Clerk's Diary at the Confederate States Capital" by John Beauchamp Jones
Finding that Morgan had still gone on, Biffel took advantage of his position in the rear of the returning battalion and came to support him.
"History of Morgan's Cavalry" by Basil W. Duke
Shouts were heard on all sides, the blows on the doors redoubled, and stray shots came in at the windows, both front and rear.
"Guy in the Jungle" by William Murray Graydon
The man was leaning above an instrument board; he straightened to stare from a rear port while he spoke to someone Chet could not see.
"Brood of the Dark Moon" by Charles Willard Diffin
Immediately in the rear, upon an eminence 120 feet higher than the fort, was a small work, armed with two guns.
"The Young Colonists" by G.A. Henty
Soldiers in the front ranks were killed by those in the rear.
"The Student's Life of Washington; Condensed from the Larger Work of Washington Irving" by Washington Irving
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In poetry:

'Go straight to him, who reared and loved you;
Confess your Sin and let him know
How you have brought our happy friendship
Eternal doom and lasting woe.'
"Gamzrdeli" by Akaki Tsereteli
There's the ghost of a Love,
Born with joy, reared with hope, died in pain and unrest,
But he towers above
All the others... this ghost: yet a ghost at the best.
"Ghosts" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Vainly, to guard from Love's unequal chain,
Has Fortune rear'd us in the rural grove;
Should ——'s eyes illume the desert plain,
Even I may wonder, and even I must love.
"Elegy XVI. He Suggests the Advantage of Birth To a Person of Merit" by William Shenstone
—Such is the fate of all the works of pride,
Rear'd to adorn our life, or name to save;
They shine their hour, then whelming seek the tide,
Buried for ever in Oblivion's wave.
"Time: An Elegy. Written Near The Ruins Of Elgin Cathedral" by Robert Alves
"The rear brakes were whistled on in a trice
While I screw'd on the tender brake firm as a vice,
But still we tore on with this terrible thought
Sending fear to our hearts—'Can we stop her or not?'
"Nottman" by Alexander Anderson
And none who hath a freeman's heart,
Who loves to act a freeman's part,
Would change his dungeon, where
No ray, save innocence, hath shone,
For all the splendours of a throne
Which guilt hath help'd to rear.
"To Samuel Bamford," by Samuel Bamford

In news:

With some modern parts and a little TLC, the 8.2 10-bolt can be a great rear for the street.
The 8.2 10-bolt rear first debuted in some '64 models alongside the older 8.4-inch third-member/dropout rear that had been around since the '50s.
1979 Cadillac Eldorado rear suspension overhaul.
View full size AP file "Coach has impacted the whole world of college basketball every decade she has been in it," former Tennessee star Semeka Randall (rear) said of Pat Summitt, stricken with early onset dementia.
FEELING a tad testy when some idiot roars into your rear-view mirror to tailgate an inch from your bumper.
Westborough's Jenna Thomas (rear), who later scored the game-winning goal, and Marlborough's Anna McCabe battle for a loose ball during the Rangers' 1-0 victory over the Panthers on Tuesday night.
Heather Bauer, left, and her children, Isabella, Connor, far right, and Jacob, rear, are seen with the Belgian horse, Toby, they donated to the Stepping Stone Riding Program.
On one particular climb the rear Dynatrac Pro-80 axle got wedged hard between two boulders.
Someone bashed in the rear window of a vehicle parked on El Dorado Hills Boulevard, causing more than $500 in damage.
2014 Lotus Elan Rear Wheel View.
The fire erupted shortly after midnight in the rear of this house on Benvenue near Ashby Avenue.
1959 Chevy Apache Rear Tailgate Flag.
The rear back section is connected to the front belly section during manufacture at the side seam as on both sides.
Notorious Some say Rear Window.
The Theater, Rear Facing View.
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In science:

There are two additional variations on the techniques outlined above: front versus rear pro jection.
Future Directions in Astronomy Visualisation
When both front and rear segments are taken into account RHESSI recorded a higher countrate than RXTE.
Neutron star oscillations and QPOs during magnetar flares
As such it was not possible to include events from the rear segments when searching for QPOs above 50 Hz.
Neutron star oscillations and QPOs during magnetar flares
All schemes handle the transsonic rarefaction without any signs of a nonentropic glitch, but there are differences in the resolution at the rear end of the rarefaction with the PPM doing the best job.
Numerical comparison of Riemann solvers for astrophysical hydrodynamics
The tracking detector consists of a central cylindrical jet type drift chamber (CTD) and sets of planar drift chambers in forward (FTD) and rear (RTD) directions.
Collider Physics at HERA
In this example, the radiation shield on the left rear is decreased assuming that there is no access to that side during the operation.
Summary of the J-PARC UCN Taskforce
The detector response is not the same for photons of different energies, see the detector response matrix for rear segments displayed in Fig. 2.36.
Statistical Analysis of the Observable Data of Gamma-Ray Bursts
Such a selection means that showers which start in the rear of the HCAL are not used.
Tests of a particle flow algorithm with CALICE test beam data
Natural stars footprint are shifted on the rear surface by ∼ 10mm, but a 10mm margin is still available between the edges of the FoV and the optical area.
Design of the wavefront sensor unit of ARGOS, the LBT laser guide star system
The 7mm distance between the 2 planes can be compensated designing the rear surface of the window as a concave cylinder with a radius of curvature of 150m.
Design of the wavefront sensor unit of ARGOS, the LBT laser guide star system
These corrections have been evaluated in Zemax, considering the 40mm thick BK7 window wedged by 0.42◦ having the rear surface as a concave cylinder with 150m radius of curvature.
Design of the wavefront sensor unit of ARGOS, the LBT laser guide star system
The beams are then folded by 10mm diameter flat mirrors, inclined by 20.5◦ , and they are focussed at a 4mm distance from on the rear surface of the WFS entrance windows.
Design of the wavefront sensor unit of ARGOS, the LBT laser guide star system
The rear surface of the EW reflects few percent of the calibration unit light into the WFS optics.
Design of the wavefront sensor unit of ARGOS, the LBT laser guide star system
The measured cos θ3 distribution (figure 13c) indicates that the highest energy jet tends to go either forward (proton direction) or towards the rear (photon direction).
QCD Tests at HERA
In both cases the CZT sat in front of a 2.5 cm thick CsI rear shield.
Design and Testing of a Prototype Pixellated CZT Detector and Shield for Hard X-Ray Astronomy
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