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  ( rears    3rd person present)   ( rearing    present participle)   ( reared    past tense & past participle  )
1       n-sing   The rear of something such as a building or vehicle is the back part of it.  
the N, usu N of n   (=back)     (Antonym: front)    He settled back in the rear of the taxi., ...a stairway in the rear of the building.     
      Rear is also an adjective., adj   ADJ n  
Manufacturers have been obliged to fit rear seat belts in all new cars.     
2       n-sing   If you are at the rear of a moving line of people, you are the last person in it.  
FORMAL   the N, usu N of n   (=back)     (Antonym: front)    Musicians played at the front and rear of the procession...     
3       n-count   Your rear is the part of your body that you sit on.  
INFORMAL   usu poss N   (=behind)  
I turned away from the phone to see Lewis pat a waitress on her rear.     
4       verb   If you rear children, you look after them until they are old enough to look after themselves.   (=bring up, raise)  
She reared sixteen children, six her own and ten her husband's...      V n  
5       verb   If you rear a young animal, you keep and look after it until it is old enough to be used for work or food, or until it can look after itself.  
  (mainly BRIT)  
She spends a lot of time rearing animals.      V n  
in AM, usually use raise     
6       verb   When a horse rears, it moves the front part of its body upwards, so that its front legs are high in the air and it is standing on its back legs.  
The horse reared and threw off its rider.      V  
7       verb   If you say that something such as a building or mountain rears above you, you mean that is very tall and close to you.   (=loom)  
The exhibition hall reared above me behind a high fence...      V prep/adv  
8    If a person or vehicle isbringing up the rear, they are the last person or vehicle in a moving line of them.  
bring up the rear      phrase   V inflects  
...police motorcyclists bringing up the rear of the procession.     
9    If something unpleasant rears its head or rears its ugly head, it becomes visible or noticeable.  
rear its head/rears its ugly head      phrase   V and N inflect  
The threat of strikes reared its head again this summer...     

Rear Admiral        ( Rear Admirals    plural  ) Rear Admiral is a rank in the navy. It is the rank below Vice Admiral.      n-title; n-count  
...Rear Admiral Douglas Cap, commander of the USS America.     
rear-end        ( rear-ends    3rd person present)   ( rear-ending    present participle)   ( rear-ended    past tense & past participle  ) If a driver or vehicle rear-ends the vehicle in front, they crash into the back of it.  
INFORMAL      verb  
A few days earlier somebody had rear-ended him.      V n  
rear-view mirror        ( rear-view mirrors    plural  ) , rearview mirror   Inside a car, the rear-view mirror is the mirror that enables you to see the traffic behind when you are driving.      n-count  
Traducción diccionario Collins Inglés Cobuild  


      n   back, back end, end, rearguard, stern, tail, tail end  
      adj   aft, after     (Nautical)   back, following, hind, hindmost, last, trailing  
,       n   bow, forward end, front, nose, stem, vanguard  
      adj   foremost, forward, front, leading  

Diccionario de inglés sinónimos  

rear          [2]  
1    breed, bring up, care for, cultivate, educate, foster, grow, nurse, nurture, raise, train  
2    elevate, hoist, hold up, lift, raise, set upright  
3    build, construct, erect, fabricate, put up  
4    loom, rise, soar, tower  

Diccionario de inglés sinónimos  

rear end n.
buttocks of (adult) woman
Slang; refers to a person's "bottom," in American English. A bit more polite than "ass," less clinical than "buttocks."

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