rear


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Rear \Rear\, v. i.
   To rise up on the hind legs, as a horse; to become erect.
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   Rearing bit, a bit designed to prevent a horse from lifting
      his head when rearing. --Knight.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Rear \Rear\ (r[=e]r), v. t.
   To place in the rear; to secure the rear of. [R.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Rear \Rear\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Reared (r[=e]rd); p. pr. &
   vb. n. Rearing.] [AS. r[=ae]ran to raise, rear, elevate,
   for r[=ae]san, causative of r[imac]san to rise. See Rise,
   and cf. Raise.]
   1. To raise; to lift up; to cause to rise, become erect,
      etc.; to elevate; as, to rear a monolith.
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            In adoration at his feet I fell
            Submiss; he reared me.                --Milton.
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            It reareth our hearts from vain thoughts. --Barrow.
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            Mine [shall be] the first hand to rear her banner.
                                                  --Ld. Lytton.
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   2. To erect by building; to set up; to construct; as, to rear
      defenses or houses; to rear one government on the ruins of
      another.
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            One reared a font of stone.           --Tennyson.
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   3. To lift and take up. [Obs. or R.]
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            And having her from Trompart lightly reared,
            Upon his courser set the lovely load. --Spenser.
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   4. To bring up to maturity, as young; to educate; to
      instruct; to foster; as, to rear offspring.
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            He wants a father to protect his youth,
            And rear him up to virtue.            --Southern.
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   5. To breed and raise; as, to rear cattle.
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   6. To rouse; to stir up. [Obs.]
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            And seeks the tusky boar to rear.     --Dryden.
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   Syn: To lift; elevate; erect; raise; build; establish. See
        the Note under Raise, 3
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Rear \Rear\ (r[=e]r), adv.
   Early; soon. [Prov. Eng.]
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         Then why does Cuddy leave his cot so rear? --Gay.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Rear \Rear\, n. [OF. riere behind, backward, fr. L. retro. Cf.
   Arrear.]
   1. The back or hindmost part; that which is behind, or last
      in order; -- opposed to front.
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            Nipped with the lagging rear of winter's frost.
                                                  --Milton.
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   2. Specifically, the part of an army or fleet which comes
      last, or is stationed behind the rest.
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            When the fierce foe hung on our broken rear.
                                                  --Milton.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Rear \Rear\, a.
   Being behind, or in the hindmost part; hindmost; as, the rear
   rank of a company.
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   Rear admiral, an officer in the navy, next in rank below a
      vice admiral and above a commodore. See Admiral.

   Rear front (Mil.), the rear rank of a body of troops when
      faced about and standing in that position.

   Rear guard (Mil.), the division of an army that marches in
      the rear of the main body to protect it; -- used also
      figuratively.

   Rear line (Mil.), the line in the rear of an army.

   Rear rank (Mil.), the rank or line of a body of troops
      which is in the rear, or last in order.

   Rear sight (Firearms), the sight nearest the breech.

   To bring up the rear, to come last or behind.
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