What does the word posterior mean?

Usage examples for posterior

  1. It is occasionally found in writers posterior to Marlowe's time. – Tamburlaine the Great, Part II. by Christopher Marlowe
  2. These two factors are, first, an abnormal development, either defective or excessive, of one of the original parietal segments; and, secondly, influences that would interfere with the freedom of full growth of the anterior or posterior border of the parietal. – A Bilateral Division of the Parietal Bone in a Chimpanzee; with a Special Reference to the Oblique Sutures in the Parietal Bulletin of the AMNH, Vol. XIII, Article XXI, pp. 281-295, Dec. 31, 1900 by Ales Hrdlicka
  3. His costume was a little eccentric: his trousers were unconscionably full in the legs and very tight at the hips; his waistcoat was of Scotch plaid with enormous squares, and his coat was so short that it barely covered half of his posterior. – San-Cravate; or, The Messengers; Little Streams by Charles Paul de Kock