Definition of rear adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//rɪə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//rɪr//
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 [only before noun] at or near the back of something front and rear windows the rear entrance of the building Word Originadjective Middle English (first used as a military term): from Old French rere, based on Latin retro ‘back’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: rear