[syn: later(a), ulterior, posterior]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Posterior \Pos*te"ri*or\ (p[o^]s*t[=e]"r[i^]*[~e]r), a. [L.
posterior, compar. of posterus coming after, from post after.
1. Later in time; hence, later in the order of proceeding or
moving; coming after; -- opposed to prior.
Hesiod was posterior to Homer. --Broome.
2. Situated behind; hinder; -- opposed to anterior.
3. (Anat.) At or toward the caudal extremity; caudal; -- in
human anatomy often used for dorsal.
4. (Bot.) On the side next the axis of inflorescence; -- said
of an axillary flower. --Gray.
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
74 Moby Thesaurus words for "posterior":
aft, after, aftermost, afterpart, afterpiece, appendant, arse, ass,
attendant, back, back door, back seat, back side, backside,
backward, behind, bottom, breech, bum, butt, buttocks, cadet,
consecutive, consequent, croup, crupper, derriere, ensuing, flack,
following, haunches, heel, hind, hind end, hind part, hinder,
hindermost, hindhand, hindhead, hindmost, junior, later, latter,
lineal, nates, next, occiput, postern, postpositional,
postpositive, proximate, puisne, rear, rear end, rearmost,
rearward, retral, retrograde, reverse, rump, seat, sequacious,
sequent, sequential, stern, subsequent, succeeding, successive,
suffixed, tail, tail end, tailpiece, tuchis, younger