Antonyms of noun rear

3 of 5 senses of rear

Sense 1
rear -- (the back of a military formation or procession; "infantrymen were in the rear")
       Antonym of head (Sense 5)
      => head -- (the front of a military formation or procession; "the head of the column advanced boldly"; "they were at the head of the attack")

Sense 2
rear, backside, back end -- (the side of an object that is opposite its front; "his room was toward the rear of the hotel")
       Antonym of front (Sense 1)
      => front, front end, forepart -- (the side that is forward or prominent)

Sense 5
rear, back -- (the side that goes last or is not normally seen; "he wrote the date on the back of the photograph")
       Antonym of front (Sense 4)
      => front -- (the side that is seen or that goes first)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun rear

5 senses of rear

Sense 1
rear -- (the back of a military formation or procession; "infantrymen were in the rear")
       => formation -- (an arrangement of people or things acting as a unit; "a defensive formation"; "a formation of planes")

Sense 2
rear, backside, back end -- (the side of an object that is opposite its front; "his room was toward the rear of the hotel")
       => side, face -- (a surface forming part of the outside of an object; "he examined all sides of the crystal"; "dew dripped from the face of the leaf")

Sense 3
back, rear -- (the part of something that is furthest from the normal viewer; "he stood at the back of the stage"; "it was hidden in the rear of the store")
       => position, place -- (the particular portion of space occupied by something; "he put the lamp back in its place")

Sense 4
buttocks, nates, arse, butt, backside, bum, buns, can, fundament, hindquarters, hind end, keister, posterior, prat, rear, rear end, rump, stern, seat, tail, tail end, tooshie, tush, bottom, behind, derriere, fanny, ass -- (the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on; "he deserves a good kick in the butt"; "are you going to sit on your fanny and do nothing?")
       => body part -- (any part of an organism such as an organ or extremity)

Sense 5
rear, back -- (the side that goes last or is not normally seen; "he wrote the date on the back of the photograph")
       => side -- (an extended outer surface of an object; "he turned the box over to examine the bottom side"; "they painted all four sides of the house")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb rear

5 senses of rear

Sense 1
rear, rise up -- (stand up on the hind legs, of quadrupeds; "The horse reared in terror")
       => straighten -- (get up from a sitting or slouching position; "The students straightened when the teacher entered")

Sense 2
rear, raise, bring up, nurture, parent -- (bring up; "raise a family"; "bring up children")

Sense 3
rise, lift, rear -- (rise up; "The building rose before them")
       => look, appear, seem -- (give a certain impression or have a certain outward aspect; "She seems to be sleeping"; "This appears to be a very difficult problem"; "This project looks fishy"; "They appeared like people who had not eaten or slept for a long time")

Sense 4
rear, erect -- (cause to rise up)
       => raise, lift, elevate, get up, bring up -- (raise from a lower to a higher position; "Raise your hands"; "Lift a load")

Sense 5
raise, erect, rear, set up, put up -- (construct, build, or erect; "Raise a barn")
       => construct, build, make -- (make by combining materials and parts; "this little pig made his house out of straw"; "Some eccentric constructed an electric brassiere warmer")

Antonyms of adj rear

1 sense of rear

Sense 1
rear (prenominal), rearward (prenominal) -- (located in or toward the back or rear; "the chair's rear legs"; "the rear door of the plane"; "on the rearward side")

INDIRECT (VIA back) -> front -- (relating to or located in the front; "the front lines"; "the front porch")

Similarity of adj rear

1 sense of rear

Sense 1
rear (prenominal), rearward (prenominal) -- (located in or toward the back or rear; "the chair's rear legs"; "the rear door of the plane"; "on the rearward side")
       => back (prenominal) (vs. front) -- (related to or located at the back; "the back yard"; "the back entrance")

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