Associations to the word «Rearing»


REAR, verb. (transitive) To raise physically; to lift up; to cause to rise, to elevate.
REAR, verb. (transitive) To construct by building; to set up
REAR, verb. (transitive) To raise spiritually; to lift up; to elevate morally.
REAR, verb. (transitive) (obsolete) To lift and take up.
REAR, verb. (transitive) To bring up to maturity, as offspring; to educate; to instruct; to foster.
REAR, verb. (transitive) To breed and raise; as, to rear cattle (cattle-rearing).
REAR, verb. (transitive) (obsolete) To rouse; to strip up.
REAR, verb. (intransitive) To rise up on the hind legs, as a bolting horse.
REAR, verb. (transitive) To move; stir.
REAR, verb. (transitive) (of geese) To carve.
REAR, adjective. (now chiefly dialectal) (of eggs) Underdone; nearly raw.
REAR, adjective. (chiefly US) (of meats) Rare.
REAR, adjective. Being behind, or in the hindmost part; hindmost; as, the rear rank of a company.
REAR, adverb. (British) (dialect) early; soon
REAR, noun. The back or hindmost part; that which is behind, or last on order; - opposed to front.
REAR, noun. (military) Specifically, the part of an army or fleet which comes last, or is stationed behind the rest.
REAR, noun. (anatomy) The buttocks, a creature's bottom
REAR, verb. To place in the rear; to secure the rear of.
REAR, verb. (transitive) (vulgar) (British) To sodomize (perform anal sex)
REAR ADMIRAL, noun. (military) (nautical) a naval officer below the rank of vice admiral, originally in charge of a fleet's rear formation.
REAR ADMIRAL, noun. (slang) A proctologist
REAR ADMIRAL (LOWER HALF), noun. (US) (military) (nautical) A commissioned officer in the United States Navy, Coast Guard, NOAA Corps, or PHS Corps of a grade superior to a captain and junior to a rear admiral (upper half). A rear admiral (lower half) is equal in grade or rank to an Army, Marine Corps, or Air Force brigadier general.
REAR ADMIRAL (LOWER HALF), noun. (US) (military) (nautical) A naval officer of equivalent grade or rank in the navy of other countries, such as commodore.
REAR ADMIRAL (UPPER HALF), noun. (US) (military) (nautical) A flag officer in the United States Navy, United States Coast Guard, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Commissioned Corps, or Public Health Service Commissioned Corps of a grade superior to a rear admiral (lower half) and junior to a vice admiral. A rear admiral (upper half) is equal in grade or rank to an Army, Marine Corps, or Air Force major general. A rear admiral (upper half) wears a two star insignia on most uniforms and a gold stripe above a broad gold stripe on the sleeve of certain dress uniforms.
REAR ADMIRAL (UPPER HALF), noun. (US) (military) (nautical) A naval officer of equivalent grade or rank in the navy of other countries.
REAR ADMIRAL LOWER HALF, noun. Misspelling of rear admiral (lower half).
REAR ADMIRAL UPPER HALF, noun. Misspelling of rear admiral (upper half).
REAR ADMIRALS, noun. Plural of rear admiral
REAR DOUBLE BICEPS, noun. (bodybuilding) A standard pose in which both sets of biceps and back muscles are flexed, with one's back turned toward the judges.
REAR ECHELON, noun. (military) That part of an army that is not needed to combat the enemy
REAR ECHELON, noun. (military) (by extension) The administrative and supply departments of an army
REAR ECHELONS, noun. Plural of rear echelon
REAR END, noun. The back or hindmost part of anything, such as a car.
REAR END, noun. (slang) The buttocks.
REAR ENDS, noun. Plural of rear end
REAR FRONT, noun. (military) The rear rank of a body of troops when faced about and standing in that position.
REAR GUNNER, noun. One who operates the gun in the rear turret of a bomber.
REAR GUNNER, noun. (colloquial) One whose function in an organization is to defend it from attackers, for example, in public relations or public affairs.
REAR GUNNERS, noun. Plural of rear gunner
REAR PROJECTION, noun. Alternative term for back projection
REAR UP, verb. To rise up, especially an animal like a horse rising up on its rear legs.
REAR VISION MIRROR, noun. (AU) (NZ) A rear-view mirror.
REAR VISION MIRRORS, noun. Plural of rear vision mirror
REAR WINDOW, noun. (transport) The window at the back of a car.
REAR WINDOWS, noun. Plural of rear window

Dictionary definition

REAR, noun. The back of a military formation or procession; "infantrymen were in the rear".
REAR, noun. The side of an object that is opposite its front; "his room was toward the rear of the hotel".
REAR, noun. 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".
REAR, noun. 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?".
REAR, noun. The side that goes last or is not normally seen; "he wrote the date on the back of the photograph".
REAR, verb. Stand up on the hind legs, of quadrupeds; "The horse reared in terror".
REAR, verb. Bring up; "raise a family"; "bring up children".
REAR, verb. Rise up; "The building rose before them".
REAR, verb. Cause to rise up.
REAR, verb. Construct, build, or erect; "Raise a barn".
REAR, adjective. Located in or toward the back or rear; "the chair's rear legs"; "the rear door of the plane"; "on the rearward side".

Wise words

Wisdom does not show itself so much in precept as in life - in firmness of mind and a mastery of appetite. It teaches us to do, as well as talk, and to make our words and actions all of a color.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca