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POSTERIOR

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does posterior mean? 

POSTERIOR (noun)
  The noun POSTERIOR has 2 senses:

1. the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on
2. a tooth situated at the back of the mouth

  Familiarity information: POSTERIOR used as a noun is rare.


POSTERIOR (adjective)
  The adjective POSTERIOR has 1 sense:

1. at or near the hind end in quadrupeds or toward the spine in primates

  Familiarity information: POSTERIOR used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


POSTERIOR (noun)


Sense 1posterior [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The fleshy part of the human body that you sit on

Classified under:

Nouns denoting body parts

Synonyms:

hind end; hindquarters; keister; nates; posterior; prat; rear end; tooshie; tush; fanny; derriere; buttocks; arse; buns; ass; behind; backside; fundament; seat; rump; tail end; bottom; stern; tail; can; rear; bum; butt

Context examples:

he deserves a good kick in the butt / are you going to sit on your fanny and do nothing?

Hypernyms ("posterior" is a kind of...):

body part (any part of an organism such as an organ or extremity)

Holonyms ("posterior" is a part of...):

body; torso; trunk (the body excluding the head and neck and limbs)


Sense 2posterior [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A tooth situated at the back of the mouth

Classified under:

Nouns denoting body parts

Synonyms:

back tooth; posterior

Hypernyms ("posterior" is a kind of...):

tooth (hard bonelike structures in the jaws of vertebrates; used for biting and chewing or for attack and defense)


POSTERIOR (adjective)


Sense 1posterior [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

At or near the hind end in quadrupeds or toward the spine in primates

Similar:

back; hind; hinder (located at or near the back of an animal)

caudal (situated in or directed toward the part of the body from which the tail arises)

retral (at or near or toward the posterior)

Also:

back (related to or located at the back)

Attribute:

position; spatial relation (the spatial property of a place where or way in which something is situated)

Domain category:

zoological science; zoology (the branch of biology that studies animals)

Antonym:

anterior (of or near the head end or toward the front plane of the body)


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