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Definitions of clear

  1. pronounce not guilty of criminal charges; " The suspect was cleared of the murder charges"
  2. grant authorization or clearance for; " Clear the manuscript for publication"; " The rock star never authorized this slanderous biography"
  3. become clear; " The sky cleared after the storm"
  4. 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"
  5. 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"
  6. a clear or unobstructed space or expanse of land or water; " finally broke out of the forest into the open"
  7. the state of being free of suspicion; " investigation showed that he was in the clear"
  8. of complexion; without such blemishes as e. g. acne; " the clear complexion of a healthy young woman"
  9. 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"
  10. free from cloudiness; allowing light to pass through; " clear water"; " clear plastic bags"; " clear glass"; " the air is clear and clean"
  11. free from confusion or doubt; " a complex problem requiring a clear head"; " not clear about what is expected of us"
  12. ( meteorology) free from clouds or mist or haze; " on a clear day"
  13. characterized by ease and quickness in perceiving; " clear mind"; " a percipient author"
  14. ( especially of a title) " I have clear title to this property"
  15. free ( the throat) by making a rasping sound; " Clear the throat"
  16. free from contact or proximity or connection; " we were clear of the danger"; " the ship was clear of the reef"
  17. easily deciphered
  18. yield as a net profit; " This sale netted me $ 1 million"
  19. make as a net profit; " The company cleared $ 1 million"
  20. ( 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"
  21. rid of obstructions; " Clear your desk"
  22. accurately stated or described; " a set of well- defined values"
  23. remove; " clear the leaves from the lawn"; " Clear snow from the road"
  24. make a way or path by removing objects; " Clear a path through the dense forest"
  25. remove the occupants of; " Clear the building"
  26. remove ( people) from a building; " clear the patrons from the theater after the bomb threat"
  27. rid of instructions or data; " clear a memory buffer"
  28. make clear, bright, light, or translucent; " The water had to be cleared through filtering"
  29. settle, as of a debt; " clear a debt"; " solve an old debt"
  30. pass an inspection or receive authorization; " clear customs"
  31. pass by, over, or under without making contact; " the balloon cleared the tree tops"
  32. go away or disappear; " The fog cleared in the afternoon"
  33. sell; " We cleared a lot of the old model cars"
  34. be debited and credited to the proper bank accounts; " The check will clear within 2 business days"
  35. clear from impurities, blemishes, pollution, etc.; " clear the water before it can be drunk"
  36. free from payment of customs duties, as of a shipment; " Clear the ship and let it dock"
  37. go unchallenged; be approved; " The bill cleared the House"
  38. free from clouds or mist or haze; " on a clear day"
  39. ( 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"
  40. clear of charges or deductions; " a clear profit"
  41. affording free passage or view; " a clear view"; " a clear path to victory"
  42. free from flaw or blemish or impurity; " a clear perfect diamond"
  43. free of restrictions or qualifications; " a clean bill of health"; " a clear winner"
  44. characterized by freedom from troubling thoughts ( especially guilt); " a clear conscience"; " regarded her questioner with clear untroubled eyes"
  45. Free from opaqueness; transparent; bright; light; luminous; unclouded.
  46. Free from ambiguity or indistinctness; lucid; perspicuous; plain; evident; manifest; indubitable.
  47. Able to perceive clearly; keen; acute; penetrating; discriminating; as, a clear intellect; a clear head.
  48. Easily or distinctly heard; audible; canorous.
  49. Without defect or blemish, such as freckles or knots; as, a clear complexion; clear lumber.
  50. Free from guilt or stain; unblemished.
  51. Without diminution; in full; net; as, clear profit.
  52. Free from impediment or obstruction; unobstructed; as, a clear view; to keep clear of debt.
  53. Free from embarrassment; detention, etc.
  54. 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.
  55. In a clear manner; plainly.
  56. Without limitation; wholly; quite; entirely; as, to cut a piece clear off.
  57. To render bright, transparent, or undimmed; to free from clouds.
  58. To free from impurities; to clarify; to cleanse.
  59. To free from obscurity or ambiguity; to relive of perplexity; to make perspicuous.
  60. To render more quick or acute, as the understanding; to make perspicacious.
  61. To free from impediment or incumbrance, from defilement, or from anything injurious, useless, or offensive; as, to clear land of trees or brushwood, or from stones; to clear the sight or the voice; to clear one's self from debt; -- often used with of, off, away, or out.
  62. To leap or pass by, or over, without touching or failure; as, to clear a hedge; to clear a reef.
  63. To gain without deduction; to net.
  64. To disengage one's self from incumbrances, distress, or entanglements; to become free.
  65. To make exchanges of checks and bills, and settle balances, as is done in a clearing house.
  66. To obtain a clearance; as, the steamer cleared for Liverpool to- day.
  67. To free from the imputation of guilt; to justify, vindicate, or acquit; - often used with from before the thing imputed.
  68. To become free from clouds or fog; to become fair; - often followed by up, off, or away.
  69. Bright; pure; undimmed; easily understood; unobstructed; audible, or capable of being heard.
  70. To make bright; render evident; free from obstructions, charges, etc.; prove innocent.
  71. To leave a port; become bright.
  72. Distinctly; completely.
  73. Clearly.
  74. Clearness.
  75. Pure, bright, undimmed: free from obstruction or difficulty: plain, distinct: without blemish, defect, drawback, or diminution: conspiuous.
  76. In a clear manner: plainly: wholly: quite.
  77. 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.
  78. To become clear: to grow free, bright, or transparent.
  79. Bright; transparent; unobstructed; plain.
  80. To grow clear.
  81. To make clear; free from charges; acquit; to pass by or over; to make profit.
  82. To make or become clear; brighten; clarify; clean; free; acquit.
  83. To gain over and above expenses.
  84. Free from anything that dims or darkens; unclouded; unobstructed; distinct; intelligible.
  85. Free from responsibility, defect, guilt, or blemish.
  86. Without deduction; net.
  87. Undisturbed; serene.
  88. Plain; evident.
  89. Unbroken or unobstructed distance or space.
  90. Wholly; completely; quite; clearly; plainly.
  91. 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.
  92. Plainly; quite; completely.
  93. 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.
  94. 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.
  95. The distance between any two bodies where no other intervenes, or between their nearest surfaces.
  96. Open; free from obstruction; serene; unclouded; apparent; evident or manifest; distinct; plain; easy to understand; innocent; guiltless; free.
  97. Clean; quite; wholly.
  98. 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.

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
  3. That is clear enough. – The Blue Pavilions by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  4. Only one thing was clear- that he could not give her up. – Brewster's Millions by George Barr McCutcheon
  5. I shall clear out. – Children of the Desert by Louis Dodge
  6. I promise you, I'll clear things up. – Romance by Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer
  7. What she meant by that exactly, was not clear to me, however. – Botchan (Master Darling) by Mr. Kin-nosuke Natsume, trans. by Yasotaro Morri
  8. If you please, she exclaimed, I must ask you to make things a little clear to me. – T. Tembarom by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  9. We'll go to every room and clear the fellows out! – Over the Line by Harold M. Sherman
  10. Do you think you can clear the matter up? – The Enchanted Canyon by Honoré Willsie Morrow
  11. I want a clear answer- I want everything clear! – The Last Shot by Frederick Palmer
  12. How much will clear you? – Ovington's Bank by Stanley J. Weyman
  13. My dear, you do I not see yourself; that is clear. – Daisy in the Field by Elizabeth Wetherell
  14. Now, indeed, all stood clear. – The Sign of the Spider by Bertram Mitford
  15. The reason of which is clear. – Trial of the Officers and Crew of the Privateer Savannah, on the Charge of Piracy, in the United States Circuit Court for the Southern District of New York by A. F. Warburton
  16. Anyway, it's clear that you don't remember me. – The Gold Trail by Harold Bindloss
  17. An' I seen all the men, clear. – The Trail Horde by Charles Alden Seltzer
  18. Perhaps I don't make myself clear? – The Story Of Julia Page Works of Kathleen Norris, Volume V. by Kathleen Norris
  19. Nor was she less clear as to what should be done in case of Vincent's death. – The Happiest Time of Their Lives by Alice Duer Miller
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