Reared
Rear Rear, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Reared} (r[=e]rd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Rearing}.] [AS. r[=ae]ran to raise, rear, elevate, for r[=ae]san, causative of r[=i]san to rise. See {Rise}, and cf. {Raise}.] 1. To raise; to lift up; to cause to rise, become erect, etc.; to elevate; as, to rear a monolith. [1913 Webster]

In adoration at his feet I fell Submiss; he reared me. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

It reareth our hearts from vain thoughts. --Barrow. [1913 Webster]

Mine [shall be] the first hand to rear her banner. --Ld. Lytton. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

One reared a font of stone. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

3. To lift and take up. [Obs. or R.] [1913 Webster]

And having her from Trompart lightly reared, Upon his courser set the lovely load. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

4. To bring up to maturity, as young; to educate; to instruct; to foster; as, to rear offspring. [1913 Webster]

He wants a father to protect his youth, And rear him up to virtue. --Southern. [1913 Webster]

5. To breed and raise; as, to rear cattle. [1913 Webster]

6. To rouse; to stir up. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

And seeks the tusky boar to rear. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

Syn: To lift; elevate; erect; raise; build; establish. See the Note under {Raise}, 3 (c) . [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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