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).
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]