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NOUN (2)

1. the properties acquired as a consequence of the way you were treated as a child;
[syn: raising, rearing, nurture]

2. helping someone grow up to be an accepted member of the community;
- Example: "they debated whether nature or nurture was more important"
[syn: breeding, bringing up, fostering, fosterage, nurture, raising, rearing, upbringing]


ADJECTIVE (1)

1. rearing on left hind leg with forelegs elevated and head usually in profile;
- Example: "a lion rampant"
[syn: rampant(ip), rearing]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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[imac]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]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

rearing adj 1: rearing on left hind leg with forelegs elevated and head usually in profile; "a lion rampant" [syn: rampant(ip), rearing] n 1: the properties acquired as a consequence of the way you were treated as a child [syn: raising, rearing, nurture] 2: helping someone grow up to be an accepted member of the community; "they debated whether nature or nurture was more important" [syn: breeding, bringing up, fostering, fosterage, nurture, raising, rearing, upbringing]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

100 Moby Thesaurus words for "rearing": anabatic, apotheosis, apprenticeship, ascendant, ascending, ascensional, ascensive, ascent, assumption, basic training, beatification, bolt upright, breaking, breeding, canonization, climbing, conditioning, cultivation, deification, development, discipline, downright, drill, drilling, elevation, enshrinement, erect, erecting, erection, escalation, exaltation, exercise, fetching-up, fostering, green thumb, grooming, growing, heaving up, height, housebreaking, improvement, in the ascendant, in-service training, leaping, lifting, lofting, manual training, military training, mounting, nurture, nurturing, on-the-job training, practice, preparation, raising, rampant, readying, rehearsal, rising, saltatory, scandent, scansorial, skyrocketing, sloyd, spiraling, springing, stand-up, standing on end, standing up, sursum corda, training, uparching, upbringing, upbuoying, upcast, upcoming, upended, upgoing, upgrade, upheaval, uphill, uphillward, uplift, uplifting, upping, upraised, upraising, upreared, uprearing, upright, uprising, upsloping, upstanding, upthrow, upthrust, upward, upwith, vertical, vocational education, vocational training