1. To raise; to lift up; to cause to rise, become erect, etc.; to elevate; as, to rear a monolith. In adoration at his feet I fell Submiss; he reared me. (milton) It reareth our hearts from vain thoughts. (barrow) Mine [shall be] the first hand to rear her banner. (ld. Lytton)
Origin: AS. Raeran to raise, rear, elevate, for raesan, causative of risan to rise. See Rise, and cf. Raise.
being behind, or in the hindmost part; hindmost; as, the rear rank of a company. Rear admiral, an officer in the navy, next in rank below a vice admiral, and above a commodore. See Admiral. Rear front, the sight nearest the breech. To bring up the rear, to come [[last 401 ]] or behind.