(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. See rear. —v. erect, construct, establish; raise, elevate; foster, nurture, bring up; breed. See domestication, teaching.
Back part
1. rear, back, posteriority; rear guard; background, hinterland, back door; postern; rumble seat; reverse; end. See inversion, sequence.
2. (rear of body) nape, chine, heels, tail, tail or rear end, rump, croup, buttocks, posterior, backside; breech, loin, dorsal region, lumbar or gluteal region, hindquarters; derriere. Informal, fanny, bottom. Slang, duff, ass, behind, bim, bum, buns, butt, caboose, can, cheeks, chuff, culo, dish, dock, duster, fun, gazonga, hams, heinie, jibs, keel, keester, moon, patootie, prats, rump, scut, seat, stern, tokus, tush[ie]. See body.
3. (rear of thing) stern, poop, afterpart, heelpiece, crupper, tail; wake, train; straggler.
Verbs — be behind, fall astern, bend backward, straggle, bring up the rear, follow, heel; end, tail off; back [up], reverse. Slang, moon, gaucho.
Adjectives — back, rear, hind, hindmost, hindermost, postern, dorsal, after, caudal, lumbar, posterior, aftermost, aft.
Adverbs — behind, in the rear, in the background, behind one's back, back to back, backward, rearward, rearmost; after, aft, abaft, astern, aback.
Prepositions — [in] back of, behind.
Antonyms, see front.
(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. hind part, back, back seat, rear end, tail end, stern, posterior, rump, butt*; see also back 1 , 2 , rump .
1. [To raise upright]
Syn. lift, elevate, raise, hold up; see raise 1 .
2. [To nurture]
Syn. bring up, raise, parent, care for; see raise 2 , support 5 .
See Synonym Study at lift .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
raise, bring up, grow, nurture, foster, breed, parent, train, groom.
back, posterior, hind, tail, aft, last.
ANT.: front, fore, first
(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective Located in the rear: back, hind, hindmost, posterior, postern. Nautical: after. See PRECEDE.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun 1. The hindmost part of something: end, tag end, tail, tail end. See PRECEDE. 2. The part or area farthest from the front: back, rearward. See PRECEDE. 3. Informal The part of one's back on which one rests in sitting: buttock (used in plural), derriere, posterior, rump, seat. Informal: backside, behind, bottom. Slang: bun (used in plural), fanny, tush. Chiefly British: bum2. See OVER.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) verb 1. To take care of and educate (a child): bring up, raise. See CARE FOR. 2. To raise upright: erect, pitch, put up, raise, set up, upraise, uprear. See HORIZONTAL, RISE. 3. To move (something) to a higher position: boost, elevate, heave, hoist, lift, pick up, raise, take up, uphold, uplift, upraise, uprear. See RISE. 4. To make or form (a structure): build, construct, erect, put up, raise. See MAKE.

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