posterior Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “posterior” in the English Dictionary

"posterior" in British English

See all translations

posterioradjective [before noun]

uk   /pɒsˈtɪə.ri.ər/  us   /pɑːˈstɪr.i.ɚ/
specialized anatomy positioned at or towards the back formal later in ​time


uk   /pɒsˈtɪə.ri.ər/  us   /pɑːˈstɪr.i.ɚ/ humorous
your posterior yourbottom: If you would ​kindlymoveyour posterior just a ​fraction to the ​right, I might get by.
(Definition of posterior from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"posterior" in American English

See all translations

posteriornoun [C]

 us   /pɑˈstɪər·i·ər, poʊ-/ infml usually humorous
a person’s ​buttocks: Park ​your posterior on that ​seat.
(Definition of posterior from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “posterior”
in Spanish posterior…
in Vietnamese đến sau, đứng sau…
in Malaysian selepas…
in Thai ภายหลัง…
in French postérieur…
in German später, hinter…
in Chinese (Simplified) 后部的, 尾部的, 较晚的…
in Indonesian di belakang…
in Chinese (Traditional) 後部的, 尾部的, 較晚的…
What is the pronunciation of posterior?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“posterior” in British English

Word of the Day

all or nothing

relates to doing something either completely or not at all

Word of the Day

There is no such thing as a true synonym in English. Discuss!
There is no such thing as a true synonym in English. Discuss!
by Kate Woodford,
November 25, 2015
In the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary the word ‘synonym’ is defined as ‘a word or phrase that has the same or nearly the same meaning as another word or phrase in the same language’. As you might expect, definitions for this word are broadly similar in other dictionaries and yet the italicized

Read More 

climatarian adjective
climatarian adjective
November 23, 2015
choosing to eat a diet that has minimal impact on the climate, i.e. one that excludes food transported a long way or meat whose production gives rise to CO2 emissions Climate change is not normally on people’s minds when they choose what to have for lunch, but a new diet is calling for

Read More