|1.||[ noun ] the properties acquired as a consequence of the way you were treated as a child|
|Related terms:||upbringing rear|
|2.||[ noun ] (sociology) raising someone to be an accepted member of the community|
|Synonyms:||bringing_up fostering fosterage nurture nurturing raising upbringing breeding|
"they debated whether nature or nurture was more important"
|Related terms:||socialization foster rear foster|
|3.||[ adjective ] (heraldry) rearing on left hind leg with forelegs elevated and head usually in profile|
"a lion rampant"
|Related terms:||heraldry erect|