rearing




Definitions of rearing
  1. noun

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

    synonyms:
    breeding, bringing up, fosterage, fostering, nurture, raising, upbringing
    see moresee less

    type of:

    acculturation, enculturation, socialisation, socialization

    the adoption of the behavior patterns of the surrounding culture

  2. noun

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

    synonyms:
    nurture, raising
    see moresee less

    type of:

    upbringing

    properties acquired during a person’s formative years

  3. adjective

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

    synonyms:
    rampant

    erect, upright, vertical

    upright in position or posture

Word Family