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Definition of "rear" []

  • A hind part. (noun)
  • The point or area farthest from the front: the rear of the hall. (noun)
  • The part of a military deployment usually farthest from the fighting front. (noun)
  • Informal The buttocks. (noun)
  • Of, at, or located in the rear. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "rear" in a sentence
  • "From the rear entry opens a door to the kitchen, passing by the _rear_ chamber stairs."
  • "; front = 0; rear = -1; nItems = 0; public void insertFront (int j) if (front = = 0) front = maxsize; queArray [-- front] = j; nItems++; public void insertRear (int j) if (rear = = maxsize-1) rear = -1; queArray [++rear]"
  • "On the first floor in the rear is the main screening room, not large yet not small, and certainly comfortable."