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NOUN (2)

1. the side of an object that is opposite its front;
- Example: "his room was toward the rear of the hotel"
[syn: rear, backside, back end]

2. the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on;
- Example: "he deserves a good kick in the butt"
- Example: "are you going to sit on your fanny and do nothing?"
[syn: buttocks, nates, arse, butt, backside, bum, buns, can, fundament, hindquarters, hind end, keister, posterior, prat, rear, rear end, rump, stern, seat, tail, tail end, tooshie, tush, bottom, behind, derriere, fanny, ass]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Backside \Back"side`\ (b[a^]k"s[imac]d`), n. [Back, a. + side.] The hinder part, posteriors, or rump of a person or animal. [1913 Webster] Note: Backside (one word) was formerly used of the rear part or side of any thing or place, but in such senses is now two words. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

backside n 1: the side of an object that is opposite its front; "his room was toward the rear of the hotel" [syn: rear, backside, back end] [ant: forepart, front, front end] 2: the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on; "he deserves a good kick in the butt"; "are you going to sit on your fanny and do nothing?" [syn: buttocks, nates, arse, butt, backside, bum, buns, can, fundament, hindquarters, hind end, keister, posterior, prat, rear, rear end, rump, stern, seat, tail, tail end, tooshie, tush, bottom, behind, derriere, fanny, ass]
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):

BACKSIDE, estates. In England this term was formerly used in conveyances and even in pleadings, and is still, adhered to with reference to ancient descriptions in deeds, in continuing the transfer of the same. property. It imports a yard at the back part of, or behind a house, and belonging thereto: but although formerly used in pleadings, it is now unusual to adopt it, and the word yard is preferred. 1 Chitty's Pr. 177; 2 Ld. Raym. 1399.