arrear

arrear
noun Etymology: Middle English arrere behind, backward, from Anglo-French arere, from Vulgar Latin *ad retro backward, from Latin ad to + retro backward, behind — more at at, retro- Date: 1620 1. the state of being behind in the discharge of obligations — usually used in plural <
in arrears with the rent
>
2. a. an unfinished duty — usually used in plural <
arrears of work that have piled up
>
b. an unpaid and overdue debt — usually used in plural <
paying off the arrears of the past several months
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • arrear — ar·rear /ə rir/ n 1 a: the condition of being behind in one s duties or esp. financial obligations usu. used in pl. in arrear s with the rent b: the condition of being due at the end of a term rather than the beginning usu. used in pl. mortgage… …   Law dictionary

  • Arrear — Ar*rear , n. That which is behind in payment, or which remains unpaid, though due; esp. a remainder, or balance which remains due when some part has been paid; arrearage; commonly used in the plural, as, arrears of rent, wages, or taxes. Locke.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • arrear — verbo transitivo 1. Estimular (una persona) [a una caballería o a otro animal]: Arrea un poco a la mula que llegamos tarde. Los pastores arreaban las ovejas. 2. Dar (una persona) …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • arrear — Se conjuga como: amar Infinitivo: Gerundio: Participio: arrear arreando arreado     Indicativo   presente imperfecto pretérito futuro condicional yo tú él, ella, Ud. nosotros vosotros ellos, ellas, Uds. arreo arreas arrea arreamos arreáis arrean… …   Wordreference Spanish Conjugations Dictionary

  • Arrear — Ar*rear , adv. [OE. arere, OF. arere, ariere, F. arri[ e]re, fr. L. ad + retro backward. See {Rear}.] To or in the rear; behind; backwards. [Obs.] Spenser. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • arrear — c.1300, at a disadvantage; mid 14c., in times past; late 14c., in or to the rear; see ARREARS (Cf. arrears). Meaning behind in duties or payments is from 1620s …   Etymology dictionary

  • arrear — v. tr. 1. Pôr os arreios ou o aparelho a. 2.  [Figurado] Ataviar. • v. pron. 3. Jactar se, gloriar se. 4. Gabar se …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • arrear — *debt, indebtedness, debit, obligation, liability …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • arrear — 1 v tr (Se conjuga como amar) 1 Hacer que caminen y avancen el ganado, las bestias de carga u otros animales, dándoles voces, y golpeándolos, etc: arrear un caballo, arrear las vacas 2 Hacer que una persona haga algo o cumpla con su tarea, cuando …   Español en México

  • arrear — {{#}}{{LM A03413}}{{〓}} {{ConjA03413}}{{\}}CONJUGACIÓN{{/}}{{SynA03488}} {{[}}arrear{{]}} ‹a·rre·ar› {{《}}▍ v.{{》}} {{<}}1{{>}} {{♂}}Referido especialmente a una caballería,{{♀}} hacer que empiece a andar o que lo haga con más rapidez: • El… …   Diccionario de uso del español actual con sinónimos y antónimos

  • arrear — /euh rear /, n. 1. Usually, arrears. the state of being behind or late, esp. in the fulfillment of a duty, promise, obligation, or the like. 2. Often, arrears. something overdue in payment; a debt that remains unpaid. [1300 50; n. use of arrear… …   Universalium

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