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rearing

 
Adjective rearing has 1 sense
  1. rampant, rearing - rearing on left hind leg with forelegs elevated and head usually in profile; "a lion rampant"
    Antonym: unerect (indirect, via erect)
Noun rearing has 2 senses
  1. raising, rearing, nurture - the properties acquired as a consequence of the way you were treated as a child
    --1 is a kind of upbringing
    Derived form: verb rear2
  2. breeding, bringing up, fostering, fosterage, nurture, raising, rearing, upbringing - raising someone to be an accepted member of the community; "they debated whether nature or nurture was more important"
    --2 is a kind of socialization, socialisation, acculturation, enculturation
    Derived form: verb rear2
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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