Roget's Thesaurus: Entry 235 (Rear)

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#235. Rear. -- N. rear, back, posteriority; rear rank, rear guard; background, hinterland.

occiput[Anat], nape, chine; heels; tail, rump, croup, buttock, posteriors, backside scut[obs], breech, dorsum, loin; dorsal region, lumbar region; hind quarters; aitchbone[obs]; natch, natch bone.

stern, poop, afterpart[obs], heelpiece[obs], crupper.

wake; train &c. (sequence) 281.

reverse; other side of the shield.

V. be behind &c. adv.; fall astern; bend backwards; bring up the rear.

Adj. back, rear; hind, hinder, hindmost, hindermost[obs]; postern, posterior; dorsal, after; caudal, lumbar; mizzen, tergal[obs].

Adv. behind; in the rear, in the background; behind one's back; at the heels of, at the tail of, at the back of; back to back.

after, aft, abaft, astern, sternmost[obs], aback, rearward.

Phr. ogni medaglia ha il suo rovescio[It][obs]; the other side of the coin.