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English definition of “rear”

rear

noun     /rɪər/ US  /rɪr/
the rear C1 the back part of something: We walked round to the rear of the house . Two police motorcyclists brought up the rear (= formed the last part ) of the demonstration .Surfaces of objectsEdges and extremities of objects [C] old-fashioned informal (also rear end) a person's bottom The buttocks
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