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Definitions of clear

  1. To become clear, fair, bright, or fine; to be disengaged from encumbrances, distress, or entanglements; to become free or disengaged. To clear off, to depart; to exchange, as in clearing-houses. To clear a ship at the custom-house, to perform the required conditions at the custom-house, and procure a permission to sail. To clear the land, to have open sea-room, without danger of going on shore. To clear a ship for action, to remove every encumbrance from the decks, and prepare to fight. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To make or become clear; brighten; clarify; clean; free; acquit. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  3. To gain over and above expenses. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  4. To render bright, transparent, or undimmed; to free from clouds. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. To free from impurities; to clarify; to cleanse. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. To free from obscurity or ambiguity; to relive of perplexity; to make perspicuous. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. To render more quick or acute, as the understanding; to make perspicacious. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. To leap or pass by, or over, without touching or failure; as, to clear a hedge; to clear a reef. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. To gain without deduction; to net. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. To free from the imputation of guilt; to justify, vindicate, or acquit; - often used with from before the thing imputed. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. To make bright; render evident; free from obstructions, charges, etc.; prove innocent. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  12. To make clear: to free from obscurite, obstruction, or guilt: to free, acquit, or vindicate: to leap, or pass by or over: to make profit. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  13. To make clear; free from charges; acquit; to pass by or over; to make profit. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  14. To disengage one's self from incumbrances, distress, or entanglements; to become free. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. To make exchanges of checks and bills, and settle balances, as is done in a clearing house. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. To obtain a clearance; as, the steamer cleared for Liverpool to-day. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. To become free from clouds or fog; to become fair; - often followed by up, off, or away. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. To leave a port; become bright. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  19. To become clear: to grow free, bright, or transparent. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  20. To grow clear. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  21. pronounce not guilty of criminal charges; "The suspect was cleared of the murder charges" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  22. become clear; "The sky cleared after the storm" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  23. earn on some commercial or business transaction; earn as salary or wages; "How much do you make a month in your new job?"; "She earns a lot in her new job"; "this merger brought in lots of money"; "He clears $5,000 each month" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  24. free (the throat) by making a rasping sound; "Clear the throat" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  25. yield as a net profit; "This sale netted me $1 million" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  26. make as a net profit; "The company cleared $1 million" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  27. rid of obstructions; "Clear your desk" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  28. To make clear; to free from obscurity or ambiguity; to free from obstruction, encumbrance, or nuisance; to remove; to liberate or disengage; to exonerate; to acquit; to profit beyond all expenses and charges; to pass or leap over without touching. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  29. To remove any obstruction; to separate any foreign or foul matter; to acquit; to vindicate; to leap over; to make gain or profit; to become free from clouds; to become fair; to become disengaged. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  30. Free from opaqueness; transparent; bright; light; luminous; unclouded. Webster Dictionary DB
  31. Free from ambiguity or indistinctness; lucid; perspicuous; plain; evident; manifest; indubitable. Webster Dictionary DB
  32. Able to perceive clearly; keen; acute; penetrating; discriminating; as, a clear intellect; a clear head. Webster Dictionary DB
  33. Easily or distinctly heard; audible; canorous. Webster Dictionary DB
  34. Without defect or blemish, such as freckles or knots; as, a clear complexion; clear lumber. Webster Dictionary DB
  35. Free from guilt or stain; unblemished. Webster Dictionary DB
  36. Without diminution; in full; net; as, clear profit. Webster Dictionary DB
  37. Free from impediment or obstruction; unobstructed; as, a clear view; to keep clear of debt. Webster Dictionary DB
  38. Free from embarrassment; detention, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  39. a clear or unobstructed space or expanse of land or water; "finally broke out of the forest into the open" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  40. the state of being free of suspicion; "investigation showed that he was in the clear" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  41. Full extent; distance between extreme limits; especially; the distance between the nearest surfaces of two bodies, or the space between walls; as, a room ten feet square in the clear. Webster Dictionary DB
  42. Clearness. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  43. Unbroken or unobstructed distance or space. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  44. The distance between any two bodies where no other intervenes, or between their nearest surfaces. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  45. In a clear manner; plainly. Webster Dictionary DB
  46. Without limitation; wholly; quite; entirely; as, to cut a piece clear off. Webster Dictionary DB
  47. Distinctly; completely. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  48. Clearly. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  49. In a clear manner: plainly: wholly: quite. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  50. Wholly; completely; quite; clearly; plainly. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  51. Plainly; quite; completely. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  52. Clean; quite; wholly. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  53. clear and distinct to the senses; easily perceptible; "as clear as a whistle"; "clear footprints in the snow"; "the letter brought back a clear image of his grandfather"; "a spire clean-cut against the sky"; "a clear-cut pattern" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  54. of complexion; without such blemishes as e.g. acne; "the clear complexion of a healthy young woman" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  55. clear to the mind; "a clear and present danger"; "a clear explanation"; "a clear case of murder"; "a clear indication that she was angry"; "gave us a clear idea of human nature" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  56. free from cloudiness; allowing light to pass through; "clear water"; "clear plastic bags"; "clear glass"; "the air is clear and clean" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  57. free from confusion or doubt; "a complex problem requiring a clear head"; "not clear about what is expected of us" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  58. (meteorology) free from clouds or mist or haze; "on a clear day" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  59. characterized by ease and quickness in perceiving; "clear mind"; "a percipient author" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  60. free from contact or proximity or connection; "we were clear of the danger"; "the ship was clear of the reef" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  61. easily deciphered Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  62. (of sound or color) free from anything that dulls or dims; "efforts to obtain a clean bass in orchestral recordings"; "clear laughter like a waterfall"; "clear reds and blues"; "a light lilting voice like a silver bell" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  63. accurately stated or described; "a set of well-defined values" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  64. remove; "clear the leaves from the lawn"; "Clear snow from the road" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  65. make a way or path by removing objects; "Clear a path through the dense forest" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  66. remove the occupants of; "Clear the building" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  67. remove (people) from a building; "clear the patrons from the theater after the bomb threat" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  68. rid of instructions or data; "clear a memory buffer" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  69. make clear, bright, light, or translucent; "The water had to be cleared through filtering" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  70. settle, as of a debt; "clear a debt"; "solve an old debt" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  71. pass an inspection or receive authorization; "clear customs" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  72. pass by, over, or under without making contact; "the balloon cleared the tree tops" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  73. go away or disappear; "The fog cleared in the afternoon" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  74. sell; "We cleared a lot of the old model cars" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  75. be debited and credited to the proper bank accounts; "The check will clear within 2 business days" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  76. clear from impurities, blemishes, pollution, etc.; "clear the water before it can be drunk" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  77. free from payment of customs duties, as of a shipment; "Clear the ship and let it dock" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  78. go unchallenged; be approved; "The bill cleared the House" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  79. free from clouds or mist or haze; "on a clear day" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  80. (especially of a title) free from any encumberance or limitation that presents a question of fact or law; "I have clear title to this property" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  81. clear of charges or deductions; "a clear profit" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  82. affording free passage or view; "a clear view"; "a clear path to victory" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  83. free from flaw or blemish or impurity; "a clear perfect diamond" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  84. free of restrictions or qualifications; "a clean bill of health"; "a clear winner" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  85. characterized by freedom from troubling thoughts (especially guilt); "a clear conscience"; "regarded her questioner with clear untroubled eyes" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  86. Bright; pure; undimmed; easily understood; unobstructed; audible, or capable of being heard. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  87. Pure, bright, undimmed: free from obstruction or difficulty: plain, distinct: without blemish, defect, drawback, or diminution: conspiuous. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  88. Bright; transparent; unobstructed; plain. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  89. Free from anything that dims or darkens; unclouded; unobstructed; distinct; intelligible. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  90. Free from responsibility, defect, guilt, or blemish. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  91. Without deduction; net. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  92. Undisturbed; serene. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  93. Plain; evident. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  94. Free from what darkens, obscures, or dims; bright; luminous; translucent; transparent; sharply intelligent; lucid; evident; indisputable; serene; irreproachable; free; unembarrassed; unentangled; unshackled; unobstructed; distinctly audible. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  95. Open; free from obstruction; serene; unclouded; apparent; evident or manifest; distinct; plain; easy to understand; innocent; guiltless; free. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for clear

  1. The road was clear ahead of them! – Tom of the Raiders by Austin Bishop
  2. But now it was as clear as need be. – Lorna Doone, A Romance of Exmoor by R. D. Blackmore
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