Meaning of REAR in English

REAR

I. verb Etymology: Middle English reren, from Old English rǣran; akin to Old Norse reisa to raise, Old English rīsan to rise Date: before 12th century transitive verb to erect by building ; construct , to raise upright, 3. a. to breed and raise (an animal) for use or market, to bring to maturity or self-sufficiency usually through nurturing care , to cause (as plants) to grow, to cause (a horse) to rise up on the hind legs, intransitive verb to rise high, to rise up on the hind legs, see: lift ~er noun II. noun Etymology: Middle English rere, short for rerewarde ~ward Date: 14th century the back part of something: as, the unit (as of an army) or area farthest from the enemy, the part of something located opposite its front , buttocks, the space or position at the back , III. adjective see: retro Date: 14th century being at the back , IV. adverb Date: 1855 toward or from the ~

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