Rear and Stern


Rear noun - The part of the body upon which someone sits.
Usage example: fell off her skates onto her rear

Stern is a synonym for rear in back topic. In some cases you can use "Stern" instead the word "Rear" as a noun or an adjective, when it comes to topics like sit-upon, back part, back or end part. informal substitute

Nearby Words: rearmost, rearwards, rearward, rearer


Stern noun - The rear part of a ship.

Rear is a synonym for stern in rear end topic. You can use "Rear" instead the word "Stern" as a noun or an adjective or a verb. popular alternative

Nearby Words: sternness, sternly, sterne

How words are described

little little rear little stern

Both words in one sentence

  • To cite one example the battleship from the first game of the franchise, that is attacked from the stern and in which you must destroy first the rear turret and later its entire superstructure.
  • Amphibs or "Gators"note So named for the fact that most of them have a stern gate in the rear of the ship which opens to allow landing craft and amphibious vehicles to enter and exit as they are referred to in the US Navy, are a sort of cross between aircraft carriers and troop transports.
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