What is rear?

  • (noun): The side of an object that is opposite its front.
    Example: "His room was toward the rear of the hotel"
    Synonyms: backside, back end
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on rear:

Downforce - Airfoils - Rear
... The flow of air at the rear of the car is affected by the front wings, front wheels, mirrors, driver's helmet, side pods and exhaust ... This causes the rear wing to be less aerodynamically efficient than the front wing, Yet, because it must generate more than twice as much downforce as the front wings ...
Nissan Micra - Second Generation (1992–2003) - K11C (facelift)
... first models included a revised front grille and headlights, redesigned front and rear bumpers, oval instead of round side repeater indicators, minor changes to internal ... The rear seat is upholstered in vinyl, the hubcaps are minimal, and the car was only offered in "marble white" ... Nissan Micra K11C (second facelift), front 2000–2003 Nissan Micra K11C (second facelift), rear Muji Car 1000 (2001) ...
Armagh Rail Disaster - Circumstances of The Accident - The Rear Carriages Run Away
... It rolled back slightly, jolting the rear portion this caused the wheels of the front vehicle of the rear portion to ride up over the stones underneath them ... The rear portion had been standing with its couplings tight, but now only the rear two vehicles were in any way restrained, so that the leading eight vehicles of the rear portion fell back on to ... of the eight vehicles closing on the rear two was sufficient to push them over the stones, crushing them in turn, so that now only the handbrake on the rear brake van was effective ...
Ferrari F50 - Specifications - Wheels/Tires/Brakes
... calipers, Pagid brake pads, (without ABS) Rear wheels 18 in ... Rear tires 335/30ZR-18 Goodyear Eagle F1 GS Fiorano (30psi) Rear brakes 13.2 in ... Pagid brake pads, (without ABS) Unsprung mass 99 lb/121 lb (front corners/rear corners) ...
Rear-end Collision
... A rear-end collision (often called simply rear-end or in the UK a shunt) is a traffic accident wherein a vehicle (usually an automobile or a truck) crashes into the vehicle in front ... accident wherein a train runs into the rear of a preceding train ... Typical scenarios for rear-ends are a sudden deceleration by the first car (for example, to avoid someone crossing the street) so that the following car does not have the time to brake ...

More definitions of "rear":

  • (verb): Stand up on the hind legs, of quadrupeds.
    Synonyms: rise up
  • (noun): The back of a military formation or procession.
    Example: "Infantrymen were in the rear"
  • (verb): Cause to rise up.
    Synonyms: erect
  • (noun): The part of something that is furthest from the normal viewer.
    Example: "It was hidden in the rear of the store"
    Synonyms: back
  • (noun): The side that goes last or is not normally seen.
    Synonyms: back
  • (adj): Located in or toward the back or rear.
    Example: "The chair's rear legs"; "the rear door of the plane"
    Synonyms: rearward

Famous quotes containing the word rear:

    Creation destroys as it goes, throws down one tree for the rise of another. But ideal mankind would abolish death, multiply itself million upon million, rear up city upon city, save every parasite alive, until the accumulation of mere existence is swollen to a horror.
    —D.H. (David Herbert)

    In communist society, where nobody has one exclusive sphere of activity but each can become accomplished in any branch he wishes, society regulates the general production and thus makes it possible for me to do one thing today and another tomorrow, to hunt in the morning, fish in the afternoon, rear cattle in the evening, criticize after dinner, just as I have a mind, without ever becoming hunter, fisherman, shepherd or critic.
    Karl Marx (1818–1883)

    It is not easy to free
    myth from reality
    or rear this fellow up
    to lutch, lurch with them
    in the tranced dancing of men.
    Earle Birney (b. 1904)