Definitions of clean

  1. To remove dirt from.
  2. To make clean, or free from dirt.
  3. To make clean.
  4. To make clean; cleanse.
  5. be cleanable; " This stove cleans easily"
  6. clean and tidy up the house; " She housecleans every week"
  7. clean one's body or parts thereof, as by washing; " clean up before you see your grandparents"; " clean your fingernails before dinner"
  8. make clean by removing dirt, filth, or unwanted substances from; " Clean the stove!"; " The dentist cleaned my teeth"
  9. To make clean; to pnrify; to cleanse. A clean bill, a bill declaring a ship free from infection.
  10. To free from dirt or any foulness.
  11. Free from dirt or filth; as, clean clothes.
  12. Free from that which is useless or injurious; without defects; as, clean land; clean timber.
  13. Free from awkwardness; not bungling; adroit; dexterous; as, aclean trick; a clean leap over a fence.
  14. Free from errors and vulgarisms; as, a clean style.
  15. Free from restraint or neglect; complete; entire.
  16. Free from moral defilement; sinless; pure.
  17. Free from ceremonial defilement.
  18. Free from that which is corrupting to the morals; pure in tone; healthy.
  19. Well- proportioned; shapely; as, clean limbs.
  20. a weightlift in which the barbell is lifted to shoulder height and then jerked overhead
  21. Cleanness.
  22. Cleaner.
  23. ( slang) completely; used as intensifiers; " clean forgot the appointment"; " I'm plumb ( or plum) tuckered out"
  24. in conformity with the rules or laws and without fraud or cheating; " they played fairly"
  25. Without limitation or remainder; quite; perfectly; wholly; entirely.
  26. Wholly; without limitation.
  27. Quite: entirely: cleverly.
  28. In a clean manner; unqualifiedly; wholly.
  29. Quite; entirely; dexterously.
  30. Perfectly; wholly; fully.
  31. free of drugs; " after a long dependency on heroin she has been clean for 4 years"
  32. not carrying concealed weapons
  33. ( of a record) having no marks of discredit or offense; " a clean voting recor"; " a clean driver's license"
  34. free from dirt or impurities; or having clean habits; " children with clean shining faces"; " clean white shirts"; " clean dishes"; " a spotlessly clean house"; " cats are clean animals"
  35. ( of behavior or especially language) free from objectionable elements; fit for all observers; " good clean fun"; " a clean joke"
  36. ( religion) ritually clean or pure
  37. marked by or calling for sportsmanship or fair play; " a clean fight"; " a sporting solution of the disagreement"; " sportsmanlike conduct"
  38. morally pure; " led a clean life"
  39. ( of a manuscript) having few alterations or corrections; " fair copy"; " a clean manuscript"
  40. ( 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"
  41. not spreading pollution or contamination; especially radioactive contamination; " a clean fuel"; " cleaner and more efficient engines"; " the tactical bomb is reasonably clean"
  42. free from sepsis or infection; " a clean ( or uninfected) wound"
  43. remove shells or husks from; " clean grain before milling it"
  44. remove while making clean; " Clean the spots off the rug"
  45. remove all contents or possession from, or empty completely; " The boys cleaned the sandwich platters"; " The trees were cleaned of apples by the storm"
  46. deprive wholly of money in a gambling game, robbery, etc.; " The other players cleaned him completely"
  47. ritually clean or pure
  48. thorough and without qualification; " a clean getaway"; " a clean sweep"; " a clean break"
  49. without difficulties or problems; " a clean test flight"
  50. free from impurities; " clean water"; " fresh air"
  51. free of restrictions or qualifications; " a clean bill of health"; " a clear winner"
  52. completely; used as intensifiers; " clean forgot the appointment"; " I'm plumb ( or plum) tuckered out"
  53. To render clean; to free from whatever is foul, offensive, or extraneous; to purify; to cleanse.
  54. Free from dirt; unadulterated; free from imperfections; shapely; free from awkward bungling; morally pure.
  55. Free from stain or whatever defiles: pure: guiltless: neat.
  56. Free from dirt; pure.
  57. Free from dirt, impurity, or defilement; unblemished; pure; complete.
  58. Free from stain, or alloy, or blemish, or imperfection, or disease, or awkwardness, or any defect; pure; guiltless; holy; in whaling, without a fish.
  59. Free from dirt or any offensive matter; not foul; free from moral impurity; pure; neat; dexterous or adroit.