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We blocked them inside the city. Their rear is blocked.
Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf

Meaning of "rear" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD REAR

Probably abstracted from rearward or rearguard.
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PRONUNCIATION OF REAR

rear  [rɪə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF REAR

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Rear is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES REAR MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Rear

Rear may be used as a noun and a verb and has several meanings: ▪ Rear - the area of a battlefield behind the front line ▪ Animals: ▪ In stockbreeding, to breed and raise ▪ Rear, when a horse lifts its front legs off the ground...

Definition of rear in the English dictionary

The first definition of rear in the dictionary is the back or hind part. Other definition of rear is the area or position that lies at the back. Rear is also the section of a military force or procession farthest from the front.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE REAR

reapprove
rear admiral
rear bumper
rear door
rear gunner
rear lamp
rear light
rear projection
rear sight
rear vassal
rear wheel
rear window
rear-end
rear-engined
rear-mounted
rear-view mirror
rear-wheel drive
Reardon
rearer
rearguard

WORDS THAT END LIKE REAR

appear
bear
clear
dear
ear
fear
five-year
footwear
gear
hear
linear
near
New Year
nuclear
on a tear
outerwear
senior year
tear
wear
year

Synonyms and antonyms of rear in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «REAR»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «rear» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of rear
aft · after · arse · ass · back · back end · backside · behind · breed · bring up · build · bum · buns · butt · buttocks · construct · educate · elevate · end · erect · fabricate · following · foster · fundament · hind · hindmost · hoist · jacksy · keep · last · lift · loom · nurse · nurture · posterior · put up · raise · rearguard · rise · rump · seat · soar · stern · tail · tail end · tend · tower · trailing · train · tush

Translation of «rear» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF REAR

Find out the translation of rear to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of rear from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «rear» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

后面的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

trasero
570 millions of speakers

English

rear
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

पीछे
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

خَلْفِيّ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

задний
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

traseiro
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

পিছন
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

arrière
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

belakang
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

hinterer
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

後ろの
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

뒤의
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Mburi
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

ở đằng sau
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பின்புற
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

मागील
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

arka
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

posteriore
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

tylny
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

задній
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

dinapoi
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

πισινός
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

agterste
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

bak-
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

bak-
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of rear

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «REAR»

The term «rear» is very widely used and occupies the 3.904 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «REAR» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «rear» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «rear» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about rear

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10 QUOTES WITH «REAR»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word rear.
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Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf
We blocked them inside the city. Their rear is blocked.
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Bill Alexander
The anger in the Brigade against those who fought the Republic in the rear was sharpened by reports of weapons, even tanks, being kept from the front and hidden for treacherous purposes.
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Tim Allen
Never comment on a woman's rear end. Never use the words 'large' or 'size' with 'rear end.' Never. Avoid the area altogether. Trust me.
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Mary Astell
Ignorance and a narrow education lay the foundation of vice, and imitation and custom rear it up.
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William Bartram
Some tribes of birds will relieve and rear up the young and helpless, of their own and other tribes, when abandoned.
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Bobby Bowden
You can live by biblical principles, and you can teach by those principles and still be a winner. So many coaches think you've got to kick your players in the rear end. You've got to cuss them out. You've got to hit them across the head. No. You don't have to do that.
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Arthur Frank Burns
We all know it's brutal up there at the front, especially those of us at the rear.
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Joshua Chamberlain
Mounting a large rock, I was able to see a considerable body of the enemy moving by the flank in rear of their line engaged, and passing from the direction of the foot of Great Round Top through the valley toward the front of my left.
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Chanakya
The life of an uneducated man is as useless as the tail of a dog which neither covers its rear end, nor protects it from the bites of insects.
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Wesley Clark
I worked for the troops my entire time in the United States Armed Forces because we know in the United States Armed Forces that it's not the generals and the colonels that win battles, it's the soldiers: it's the people at the front, the mechanics with their wrenches, the drivers moving the logistics back in the rear.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «REAR»

Discover the use of rear in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to rear and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Alfred Hitchcock's Rear Window
This volume provides a fresh examination of Rear Window from a variety of perspectives.
John Belton, 2000
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Rear View Mirror
This remarkable book deals with the complex issues of family ties and losing people that we care about.It will make you laugh, cry, and it will remind you to cherish those in your life who mean the world you.It's a gal's kind of read on the ...
Cindy Callinsky, 2006
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The Rear view: a brief and elegant history of bottoms ...
Examines the history of society's view of the human rear, from the ancient Greeks through 15th century Florentine artists to contemporary dress designers Jean-Luc Hennig, a French linguist and essayist, begins the book by writing that ...
Jean-Luc Hennig, 1997
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101 GM Muscle Car Performance Projects
COMPLEMENTARY PROJECTS: Replacing the rear axle; Project 71 : lnstalling a Powertrax No-Slip Traction System Most of us are familiar with the notion that rear axle gears largely affect your car's performance. The "more" gear you have, ...
Colin Date Mitch Burns
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Motor Vehicle Collision Injuries: Biomechanics, Diagnosis, ...
Although observed less often than frontal crashes, some occupants exposed to rear impacts will incur similar types of injuries. One study of severe-to-fatal injuries (AIS 2:4) from 3,548 tow-away rear-end crashes in the NASS/CDS database ...
Larry S. Nordhoff, 2005
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Rear View: Stories
A powerful collection of fourteen new stories explores life in a small working class community, introducing a cast of blue-collar workers, fallen Catholics, thieves, bullies, and ordinary folks. A first collection. Original.
Pete Duval, 2004
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Popular Science
Here are the pros and cons, with a rundown of what you can expect this fall in GM's compact car Rear-engine U. S. cars have been tried in the past. POPULAR SCIENCE Preview of the XT. S. SIX-CYLINDER OPPOSED REAR ENGINE for the ...
8
Mountain Bike Emergency Repair
Bent Rear Derailleur Cage or Derailleur Hanger Diagnosis ♢ The derailleur's cage is bent. The bent derailleur cage may rub against the spokes or cause poor shifting. From the rear of the bike, check the derailleur cage. If the cage is not ...
Tim Toyoshima, 1995
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Rollover, Side and Rear Impact
"Contains the most current work in the areas of rollover, side, and rear impact."--Pref.
‎2004
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Use of Rear-facing Position for Common Wheelchairs on ...
REAR-FACING SYSTEM DESCRIPTION As it has been deployed in European ( Figure 1) and Canadian transit systems, the rear-facing position consists of a minimum rectangular clear floor space, typically 0.75 m (30 in.) in width and 1.3 m ...
Uwe Rutenberg, P. Brendon Hemily, 2003

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «REAR»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term rear is used in the context of the following news items.
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Google's self-driving car rear ended, four injured
“Other drivers have hit us 14 times since the start of our project in 2009 (including 11 rear-enders), and not once has the self-driving car been the cause of the ... «WQAD.com, Jul 15»
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Google self-driving car hit hard in yet another rear-end crash
SAN FRANCISCO - Picture the sad sack who has a sign saying "Kick me" taped to his back. Google's self-driving cars can relate, only the sign seems to say "Hit ... «USA TODAY, Jul 15»
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Volvo has found an ingenious way to let your baby ride in the front seat
A radically different interior provides a safe place to secure a rear-facing child seat in the front-row seat, which also rotates to allow for easy baby boarding. «Business Insider, Jul 15»
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Kym Marsh crowned Rear of the Year 2015 and thanks fans: 'From …
And the Coronation Steet actress has beaten off competition from the likes of her former co-star Michelle Keegan and two-time winner Carol Vorderman. «Mirror.co.uk, Jun 15»
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31 Injured as NJ Transit Bus Rear-Ends Bus in Lincoln Tunnel …
MANHATTAN — Thirty-one people were injured when a Manhattan-bound New Jersey Transit bus rear-ended a charter bus carrying more than 20 eighth ... «DNAinfo, Jun 15»
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There are about 1.7 million rear-end collisions on US roads each …
There are about 1.7 million rear-end collisions on U.S. roadways each year. About 1,7000 people die in those collisions and another 500,000 are hurt. Many of ... «Washington Post, Jun 15»
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Cops: Video shows Jenner rear-ended cars in fatal wreck
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Video shows former Olympian Bruce Jenner rear-ended two cars, pushing one into oncoming traffic in a fatal Malibu wreck that is under ... «USA TODAY, Feb 15»
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Rear Adm. John Kirby to step down as Pentagon spokesman
Rear Adm. John Kirby, the Pentagon spokesman and public face of the U.S. military for more than a year, is stepping down at the request of the new Defense ... «Los Angeles Times, Feb 15»
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3 rear admirals forced out amid massive Navy bribery investigation
Naval Forces Japan commander Rear Adm. Terry Kraft, along with rear admirals Michael Miller and David Pimpo, were censured by Secretary Ray Mabus to ... «Stars and Stripes, Feb 15»
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Dog zips around easily on 1 front leg, 1 rear leg
Unlike most dogs missing two legs, this dog is missing most of his right front and rear left legs. But he runs naturally as if he's been running that way his whole life ... «Yahoo News UK, Feb 15»
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