1. rear, formation

usage: the back of a military formation or procession; "infantrymen were in the rear"

2. rear, backside, back end, side, face

usage: the side of an object that is opposite its front; "his room was toward the rear of the hotel"

3. back, rear, position, place

usage: 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"

4. buttocks, nates, arse, butt, backside, bum, buns, can, fundament, hindquarters, hind end, keister, posterior, prat, rear, rear end, rump, stern, seat, tail, tail end, tooshie, tush, bottom, behind, derriere, fanny, ass, body part

usage: 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?"

5. rear, back, side

usage: the side that goes last or is not normally seen; "he wrote the date on the back of the photograph"


1. rear, rise up, straighten

usage: stand up on the hind legs, of quadrupeds; "The horse reared in terror"

2. rear, raise, bring up, nurture, parent

usage: bring up; "raise a family"; "bring up children"

3. rise, lift, rear, look, appear, seem

usage: rise up; "The building rose before them"

4. rear, erect, raise, lift, elevate, get up, bring up

usage: cause to rise up

5. raise, erect, rear, set up, put up, construct, build, make

usage: construct, build, or erect; "Raise a barn"


1. rear(prenominal), rearward(prenominal), back(prenominal) (vs. front)

usage: 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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