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Adjective rear has 1 sense
  1. rear, rearward - located in or toward the back or rear; "the chair's rear legs"; "the rear door of the plane"; "on the rearward side"
    Antonym: front (indirect, via back)
Noun rear has 5 senses
  1. rear - the back of a military formation or procession; "infantrymen were in the rear"
    --1 is a kind of
    Antonyms: head
  2. rear, backside, back end - the side of an object that is opposite its front; "his room was toward the rear of the hotel"
    --2 is a kind of side, face
    Antonyms: front, front end, forepart
    --2 has particulars: nape, scruff, nucha; rearward
  3. back, 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"
    --3 is a kind of position, place
  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 - 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?"
    --4 is a kind of body part
    --4 is a part of torso, trunk, body
  5. rear, back - the side that goes last or is not normally seen; "he wrote the date on the back of the photograph"
    --5 is a kind of side
    Antonyms: front
    --5 has particulars:
     stern, after part, quarter, poop, tail; tail, tail assembly, empennage
Verb rear has 5 senses
  1. rear, rise up - stand up on the hind legs, of quadrupeds; "The horse reared in terror"
    --1 is one way to straighten
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Somebody ----s
  2. rear, raise, bring up, nurture, parent - bring up; "raise a family"; "bring up children"
    Derived forms: noun rearing1, noun rearing2
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s somebody
  3. rise, lift, rear - rise up; "The building rose before them"
    --3 is one way to look, appear, seem
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Something is ----ing PP
  4. rear, erect - cause to rise up
    --4 is one way to raise, lift, elevate, get up, bring up
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  5. raise, erect, rear, set up, put up - construct, build, or erect; "Raise a barn"
    --5 is one way to construct, build, make
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
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