rear

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Pronunciation[change]

  • (Canada, UK) IPA: /ˈrɪɚ/
  • (file)

Etymology[change]

  • From the Latin word retro meaning back or behind.

Noun[change]

Singular
rear

Plural
rears

  1. The back or last part of something; something that is behind.

Verb[change]

Plain form
rear

Third-person singular
rears

Past tense
reared

Past participle
reared

Present participle
rearing

  1. (transitive) To raise or lift up.
  2. (transitive) To educate and care for a young one until maturity.
  3. (transitive) To breed or raise livestock.