Rear may refer to:

  • Rear (children), to bring up children
  • Rear (military), the area of a battlefield behind the front line
  • Rear (horse), when a stands on its hind legs
  • Rear end, the buttocks

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)

    You do not come dramatically, with dragons
    That rear up with my life between their paws
    Philip Larkin (1922–1986)

    In a number of other cultures, fathers are not relegated to babysitter status, nor is their ability to be primary nurturers so readily dismissed.... We have evidence that in our own society men can rear and nurture their children competently and that men’s methods, although different from those of women, are imaginative and constructive.
    Kyle D. Pruett (20th century)