What does the word rear mean?

Usage examples for rear

  1. " Will you be good enough to obey orders and fall to the rear when you are told, Sergeant? – Queen Sheba's Ring by H. Rider Haggard
  2. Tony watched them flash past him to the rear. – Servants of the Guns by Jeffery E. Jeffery
  3. Go to the rear! – The Hollow of Her Hand by George Barr McCutcheon