Meaning of REAR in English


Pronunciation: ' rir

Function: noun

Etymology: Middle English rere, short for rerewarde rearward

Date: 14th century

1 : the back part of something: as a : the unit (as of an army) or area farthest from the enemy b : the part of something located opposite its front <the rear of a house> c : BUTTOCKS

2 : the space or position at the back <moved to the rear >

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.