In mixed company, he sometimes pulled down his pants to scratch his rear end.
Tester loops a set of chains around the Ford Fusion's rear wheels.
We pulled up at the rear of the property, opposite the green gate, which was indeed blowing open and shut in the wind.
rear Nudity: 1—Kahleesi stepping out of the bathtub when confronted by Daario Naharis.
Titanic sat in the rear of the room, twisting his fingers nervously, till he was called.
This method of delivering the sheets is known as the cylinder or rear delivery.
Two field pieces were disposed in the front and two in the rear line.
Thought he'd take you in the rear by going to Washington, did he?
She had lost a mother who was fine enough to rear Marian to what she is.
He went out on the pier with the others, but remained in the rear.
"hindmost part," c.1600, abstracted from rerewarde "rear guard, hindmost part of an army or fleet" (mid-14c.), from Anglo-French rerewarde, Old French rieregarde, from Old French adverb riere "behind" (from Latin retro "back, behind;" see retro-) + Old French garde (see guard (n.)). Or the word may be a shortened form of arrear (see arrears).
As a euphemism for "buttocks" it is attested from 1796. Rear admiral is first attested 1580s, apparently so called from ranking "behind" an admiral proper. Rear-view (mirror) is recorded from 1926.
Old English ræran "to raise, build up, create, set on end; arouse, excite, stir up," from Proto-Germanic *raizijanau "to raise," causative of *risanan "to rise" (see raise (v.)). Meaning "bring into being, bring up" (as a child) is recorded from early 15c.; that of "raise up on the hind legs" is first recorded late 14c. Related: Reared; rearing.
"attack in the rear," 17c., from rear (n.).
c.1300, from Old French rere (see rear (n.)).