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REARING

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does rearing mean? 

REARING (noun)
  The noun REARING has 2 senses:

1. the properties acquired as a consequence of the way you were treated as a child
2. helping someone grow up to be an accepted member of the community

  Familiarity information: REARING used as a noun is rare.


REARING (adjective)
  The adjective REARING has 1 sense:

1. rearing on left hind leg with forelegs elevated and head usually in profile

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


 Dictionary entry details 


REARING (noun)


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Meaning:

The properties acquired as a consequence of the way you were treated as a child

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

nurture; rearing; raising

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

upbringing (properties acquired during a person's formative years)


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Meaning:

Helping someone grow up to be an accepted member of the community

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

bringing up; rearing; fosterage; fostering; nurture; upbringing; breeding; raising

Context example:

they debated whether nature or nurture was more important

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

acculturation; enculturation; socialisation; socialization (the adoption of the behavior patterns of the surrounding culture)


REARING (adjective)


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Meaning:

Rearing on left hind leg with forelegs elevated and head usually in profile

Synonyms:

rearing; rampant

Context example:

a lion rampant

Similar:

erect; upright; vertical (upright in position or posture)

Domain category:

heraldry (the study and classification of armorial bearings and the tracing of genealogies)


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