- posterior [adj1] rear after, back, behind, dorsal, hind, hinder, hindmost, in back of, last, retral; concepts 583,827 —Ant. anterior, front posterior [adj2] subsequent after, coming after, ensuing, following, later, latter, next, postliminary, subsequential, succeeding; concepts 585,799 —Ant. front, preceding, previous posterior [n] behind of animate being back, backside, bottom, butt*, buttocks, can*, cheeks*, derriere, duff*, fanny*, hind part, keester*, moon*, rear, rear end, rump, seat, tail, tail end, tuchis*, tush*; concept 392 —Ant. anterior, front
New thesaurus. 2014.