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rear1 British & World English

The back part of something, especially a building or vehicle

rear2 British & World English

Bring up and care for (a child) until they are fully grown

rear1 English Thesaurus

I was born and reared in Newcastle

rear2 English Thesaurus

a door at the rear of the building

rear end in rear1 British & World English

A person’s buttocks

hand-rear British & World English

(Of a person) feed and care for (a young animal) until it is fully grown

poddy-rear British & World English

Feed (a young animal) by hand

rear light British & World English

A red light at the rear of a vehicle; a tail light

rear sight British & World English

The sight nearest to the stock on a firearm

rear admiral British & World English

A rank of naval officer, above commodore and below vice admiral

rear echelon British & World English

The section of an army concerned with administrative and supply duties

rear admiral New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

(two words; capital in titles)

rear commodore British & World English

An officer in a yacht club ranking below vice commodore

rear projection British & World English

The projection of a picture onto the back of a translucent screen for viewing or for use as a background in filming

rear one's head British & World English

Raise one’s head

rear up in rear2 British & World English

(Of a person) show anger or irritation

rear-view mirror British & World English

A small angled mirror fixed inside the windscreen of a motor vehicle enabling the driver to see the vehicle or road behind

rear-wheel drive British & World English

A transmission system that provides power to the rear wheels of a motor vehicle

bring up the rear British & World English

Be at the very end of a line of people

take someone in rear British & World English

Attack an army from behind

rear its head in rear one's head British & World English

(Of an unpleasant matter) present itself

rear lamp in rear light British & World English

A red light at the rear of a vehicle; a tail light

rearmost British & World English

Furthest back

rear its head in rear2 British & World English

(Of an unpleasant matter) present itself

rearguard British & World English

The soldiers at the rear of a body of troops, especially those protecting a retreating army

bring up the rear in rear1 British & World English

Be at the very end of a line of people


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