Meaning of rear


Pronunciation: (rēr), [key]
  1. pertaining to or situated at the rear of something: the rear door of a bus.


Pronunciation: (rēr), [key]
  1. to rise on the hind legs, as a horse or other animal.
  2. (of a person) to start up in angry excitement, hot resentment, or the like (usually fol. by up).
  3. to rise high or tower aloft: The skyscraper rears high over the neighboring buildings.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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