1 back (part), end, hind part, Nautical stern, Colloq tail (end), fag-end, US and Canadian tag end:
The rear of the column was attacked as it marched through the defile. We took seats at the rear of the auditorium
2 hindquarters, posterior, rump, buttocks, Colloq bottom, behind, backside, rear end, Slang Brit arse, bum, US and Canadian ass, tokus, tochis; Babytalk US and Canadian tushie or tushy or tush, hinie:
As he left, he felt someone give him a pat on the rear.
3 back, last, end, rearmost, Nautical aft, after, stern:
The rear window is all misted over. The troop was bringing up the rear echelon.
1 raise, bring up, care for, nurture, nurse; cultivate, educate, train; breed, produce:
They reared six children in that tiny house. Is this where they rear Aberdeen Angus cattle?
2 erect, raise, build, put up, construct, fabricate, create:
The family reared an elaborate mausoleum in memory of Lord Percy.
3 raise, lift, put up, upraise, uplift, hold up:
He said that élitism was rearing its ugly head again, and that equality of opportunity was proving a myth.