Hypertext Webster Gateway: "reared"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Rear \Rear\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Reared}; p. pr. & vb. n.
{Rearing}.] [AS. r[=ae]ran to raise, rear, elevate, for
r[=ae]san, causative of r[=i]san to rise. See {Rise}, and cf.
1. To raise; to lift up; to cause to rise, become erect,
etc.; to elevate; as, to rear a monolith.

In adoration at his feet I fell Submiss; he reared
me. --Milton.

It reareth our hearts from vain thoughts. --Barrow.

Mine [shall be] the first hand to rear her banner.
--Ld. Lytton.

2. To erect by building; to set up; to construct; as, to rear
defenses or houses; to rear one government on the ruins of

One reared a font of stone. --Tennyson.

3. To lift and take up. [Obs. or R.]

And having her from Trompart lightly reared, Upon
his set the lovely load. --Spenser.

4. To bring up to maturity, as young; to educate; to
instruct; to foster; as, to rear offspring.

He wants a father to protect his youth, And rear him
up to virtue. --Southern.

5. To breed and raise; as, to rear cattle.

6. To rouse; to strip up. [Obs.]

And seeks the tusky boar to rear. --Dryden.

Syn: To lift; elevate; erect; raise, build; establish. See
the Note under {Raise}, 3
(c) .

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