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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Rear, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Reared p. pr. & vb. n. Rearing.]
 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.
 2. To erect by building; to set up; to construct; as, to rear defenses or houses; to rear one government on the ruins of another.
    One reared a font of stone.   --Tennyson.
 3. To lift and take up. [Obs. or R.]
 And having her from Trompart lightly reared,
 Upon his courser set the lovely load.   --Spenser.
 4. To bring up to maturity, as young; to educate; to instruct; to foster; as, to rear offspring.
 He wants a father to protect his youth,
 And rear him up to virtue.   --Southern.
 5. To breed and raise; as, to rear cattle.
 6. To rouse; to stir up. [Obs.]
    And seeks the tusky boar to rear.   --Dryden.
 Syn: -- To lift; elevate; erect; raise; build; establish. See the Note under Raise, 3 (c).

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 rearing
      adj : rearing on left hind leg with forelegs elevated and head
            usually in profile; "a lion rampant" [syn: rampant(ip)]
      n 1: the properties acquired as a consequence of the way you were
           treated as a child [syn: raising, nurture]
      2: raising someone to be an accepted member of the community;
         "they debated whether nature or nurture was more
         important" [syn: breeding, bringing up, fostering, fosterage,
          nurture, raising, upbringing]