- 1.1 uncountable/no numerable (back part) parte (feminine) trasera or posterior or de atrás a room at o (in American English also/en inglés norteamericano también) in the rear of the building una habitación en la parte trasera or en la parte de atrás del edificio the courtyard at o (in American English also/en inglés norteamericano también) in the rear of the building el patio de detrás del edificio the rear of the train los últimos vagones del tren she sat in the rear [Cars/Automovilismo] iba sentada atrás or en el asiento trasero the people at o (in American English also/en inglés norteamericano también) in the rear couldn't hear la gente que estaba al fondo no oíaExample sentences1.2 uncountable/no numerable (of column, procession) the rear la retaguardia to bring up the rear cerrar* la marcha 1.3 countable/numerable (buttocks) [colloquial/familiar] trasero (masculine) [colloquial/familiar]
- Staff vehicles enter at the rear of the building by means of a ramp that leads down to a subterranean car park.
- Stromness Fire Brigade were called out and extinguished the fire, which caused minor damage to the doors at the rear of the building.
- One of the buildings at the rear of the main house dates from that time.
- Now Macy's in New York is endorsing big bottoms by adding an extra 2.5in to their dummies' rears.
- We're not getting off our rears and just walking places.
- If our folks sit on their rears, the Republicans are better organized in Pennsylvania than they've ever been.
- [window/wheel] de atrás, trasero the rear entrance la puerta de atrás rear lamp o light (British English/inglés británico) [Cars/Automovilismo] luz (feminine) trasera or de atrás the rear windows overlook a garden las ventanas de atrás or del fondo dan a un jardín
transitive verb/verbo transitivo
- 1 (raise) [child/cattle/horses] criar*Example sentences
- She felt her baby had a better chance with new parents better equipped to rear her child.
- This means that the original enslaver was not concerned with the ‘cost of production’ - the cost of rearing a child until it was old enough to be sold into the trade.
- Jackson used the exercise to demonstrate the challenges parents face in rearing children.
- The firm rears chickens from just days old and processes them through to cooked finished products.
- These larvae were reared separately until eclosion and both classes were viable.
- The scientists from the University of California at San Francisco reared young rats in an environment of moderate continuous noise.
intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo
- 1.1 [horse] empinarse, pararse en dos patas (Latin America/América Latina) ; (with anger, fear) encabritarse 1.2 (tower) erguirse*, alzarse* the mountains reared (up) before us las montañas se erguían or se alzaban ante nosotrosExample sentences
- Beyond it, the Cumbrian mountains rear, an impenetrable barrier.
- The mountains now rear before us like terrestrial tsunamis - snow-peaked surf in five-thousand metre sets.
- Lahore station rears out of the surrounding anarchy like a liner out of the ocean.
- Already last night difficulties were rearing up.
- Glennon and Holmes reared up on the referee: ‘We're not going to be dictated to by television,’ Glennon told him.
- She held him upright and kind of buried his face in her shoulder, which didn't seem right, but neither of the Grans reared up on her, so it must have been okay.