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:

    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)

    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)

    To rear a tiger is to court calamity.
    Chinese proverb.