Definitions of clear

  1.   freed from any question of guilt is absolved from all blame was now clear of the charge of cowardice his official honor is vindicated
  2.   pronounce not guilty of criminal charges The suspect was cleared of the murder charges
  3.   grant authorization or clearance for Clear the manuscript for publication The rock star never authorized this slanderous biography
  4.   become clear The sky cleared after the storm
  5.   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
  6.   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
  7.   a clear or unobstructed space or expanse of land or water finally broke out of the forest into the open
  8.   the state of being free of suspicion investigation showed that he was in the clear
  9.   in an easily perceptible manner could be seen clearly under the microscope She cried loud and clear
  10.   of complexion without such blemishes as e g acne the clear complexion of a healthy young woman
  11.   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
  12.   free from cloudiness allowing light to pass through clear water clear plastic bags clear glass the air is clear and clean
  13.   free from confusion or doubt a complex problem requiring a clear head not clear about what is expected of us
  14.   meteorology free from clouds or mist or haze on a clear day
  15.   characterized by ease and quickness in perceiving clear mind a percipient author
  16.   especially of a title I have clear title to this property
  17.   make free from confusion or ambiguity make clear Could you clarify these remarks Clear up the question of who is at fault
  18.   free the throat by making a rasping sound Clear the throat
  19.   free from contact or proximity or connection we were clear of the danger the ship was clear of the reef
  20.   easily deciphered
  21.   yield as a net profit This sale netted me 1 million
  22.   make as a net profit The company cleared 1 million
  23.   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
  24.   rid of obstructions Clear your desk
  25.   accurately stated or described a set of well defined values
  26.   remove clear the leaves from the lawn Clear snow from the road
  27.   make a way or path by removing objects Clear a path through the dense forest
  28.   remove the occupants of Clear the building
  29.   remove people from a building clear the patrons from the theater after the bomb threat
  30.   rid of instructions or data clear a memory buffer
  31.   make clear bright light or translucent The water had to be cleared through filtering
  32.   settle as of a debt clear a debt solve an old debt
  33.   pass an inspection or receive authorization clear customs
  34.   pass by over or under without making contact the balloon cleared the tree tops
  35.   go away or disappear The fog cleared in the afternoon
  36.   sell We cleared a lot of the old model cars
  37.   be debited and credited to the proper bank accounts The check will clear within 2 business days
  38.   clear from impurities blemishes pollution etc clear the water before it can be drunk
  39.   free from payment of customs duties as of a shipment Clear the ship and let it dock
  40.   go unchallenged be approved The bill cleared the House
  41.   free from clouds or mist or haze on a clear day
  42.   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
  43.   clear of charges or deductions a clear profit
  44.   affording free passage or view a clear view a clear path to victory
  45.   free from flaw or blemish or impurity a clear perfect diamond
  46.   free of restrictions or qualifications a clean bill of health a clear winner
  47.   characterized by freedom from troubling thoughts especially guilt a clear conscience regarded her questioner with clear untroubled eyes
  48.   Free from opaqueness transparent bright light luminous unclouded
  49.   Free from ambiguity or indistinctness lucid perspicuous plain evident manifest indubitable
  50.   Able to perceive clearly keen acute penetrating discriminating as a clear intellect a clear head
  51.   Not clouded with passion serene cheerful
  52.   Easily or distinctly heard audible canorous
  53.   Without mixture entirely pure as clear sand
  54.   Without defect or blemish such as freckles or knots as a clear complexion clear lumber
  55.   Free from guilt or stain unblemished
  56.   Without diminution in full net as clear profit
  57.   Free from impediment or obstruction unobstructed as a clear view to keep clear of debt
  58.   Free from embarrassment detention etc
  59.   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
  60.   In a clear manner plainly
  61.   Without limitation wholly quite entirely as to cut a piece clear off
  62.   To render bright transparent or undimmed to free from clouds
  63.   To free from impurities to clarify to cleanse
  64.   To free from obscurity or ambiguity to relive of perplexity to make perspicuous
  65.   To render more quick or acute as the understanding to make perspicacious
  66.   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
  67.   To leap or pass by or over without touching or failure as to clear a hedge to clear a reef
  68.   To gain without deduction to net
  69.   To disengage one's self from incumbrances distress or entanglements to become free
  70.   To make exchanges of checks and bills and settle balances as is done in a clearing house
  71.   To obtain a clearance as the steamer cleared for Liverpool to day
  72.   To free from the imputation of guilt to justify vindicate or acquit often used with from before the thing imputed
  73.   To become free from clouds or fog to become fair often followed by up off or away
  74.   Bright pure undimmed easily understood unobstructed audible or capable of being heard
  75.   To make bright render evident free from obstructions charges etc prove innocent
  76.   To leave a port become bright
  77.   Distinctly completely
  78.   Clearly
  79.   Clearness
  80.   Pure bright undimmed free from obstruction or difficulty plain distinct without blemish defect drawback or diminution conspiuous
  81.   In a clear manner plainly wholly quite
  82.   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
  83.   To become clear to grow free bright or transparent
  84.   Bright transparent unobstructed plain
  85.   To grow clear
  86.   To make clear free from charges acquit to pass by or over to make profit
  87.   To make or become clear brighten clarify clean free acquit
  88.   To gain over and above expenses
  89.   Free from anything that dims or darkens unclouded unobstructed distinct intelligible
  90.   Free from responsibility defect guilt or blemish
  91.   Without deduction net
  92.   Undisturbed serene
  93.   Plain evident
  94.   Unbroken or unobstructed distance or space
  95.   Wholly completely quite clearly plainly
  96.   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
  97.   Plainly quite completely
  98.   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
  99.   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
  100.   The distance between any two bodies where no other intervenes or between their nearest surfaces
  101.   Open free from obstruction serene unclouded apparent evident or manifest distinct plain easy to understand innocent guiltless free
  102.   Clean quite wholly
  103.   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

Antonyms for clear

daft, faded, dusty, raw, unstructured, catch up, languid, deep, foggy, infuse, soiled, Misrelate, harsh, befoul, crackbrained, maniacal, vague, show up, unobtrusive, sullen, impassable, formless, refined, dense, hazy, insane, rough, tenebrous, gauzy, misinterpret, censurable, loony, suspicious, abstruse, grueling, negotiable, worn, miasmal, problematic, arcane, incriminate, give, finespun, augean, smudged, threatening, salt, ambiguous, bonkers, loco, unlit, convict, sullied, feeble, fatigued, obligate, clutter, Semiopaque, timid, imprecise, hamper, abolish, Bemired, enmesh, delphic, Daffy, cracked, frosted, mirky, inconclusive, dismal, insensible, unreasonable, nonobvious, pick-and-shovel, bleak, darkened, illegible, besmirched, elliptical, wavering, fogged, gross, doubtful, roiled, toilsome, salty, mystic, sable, wacko, disconnected, moot, Beclouded, bughouse, endue, unsound, smoggy, furtive, dodgy, indeterminate, arduous, profound, severe, nullify, gaga, imperceptible, indistinct, dirty, nasty, guilty, bats, indecipherable, Gated, impeach, annul, lackluster, unfold, covert, blocked, begrimed, unnoticeable, grotty, dubious, fine, pitch black, blustering, backbreaking, enigmatic, whitish, grubby, overclouded, oblige, misty, indecisive, delicate, vacate, questionable, sneaky, compel, nice, fishy, turbid, bleary, fogbound, inconspicuous, dull, purposeless, undiscerning, imperfect, unfathomable, shapeless, Entoil, unformed, rigorous, Issuable, psychotic, hole-and-corner, indiscernible, inexplicit, strenuous, unhinged, haywire, dubitable, obstruct, refutable, impenetrable, plugged, negate, ill-defined, shaky, blustery, extend, suspect, esoteric, unreadable, blurred, puzzling, unclouded, barricaded, sneak, gum, gloomy, Hindered, unfounded, inconsequent, dusky, impure, pitch-dark, unfree, murderous, accused, milklike, brainsick, misrepresent, double-edged, nutty, unknowable, loony tunes, grungy, materialize, blear, crazed, wild, equivocal, occult, pale, fallacious, barmy, irrational, behind-the-scenes, swarthy, pollute, illegitimate, briny, turn up, intricate, convicted, undefined, shady, closed, milky, ungraspable, hard, tinted, effortful, stained, mysterious, undetermined, unsure, cryptic, Darksome, breezy, complicated, befog, encumbered, Doubtable, nonvalid, smutty, lunatic, underground, tough, defame, unsupported, culpable, stealth, surreptitious, bedraggled, stopped, congest, quiet, falsify, moonstruck, sordid, exhausted, amorphous, involved, Trammeled, non compos mentis, dingy, impeded, laborious, deranged, blockaded, hugger mugger, misstate, draggled, murky, heavy, avoid, unassuming, inclement, punishable, accuse, uncleared, exacting, fuzzy, glazed, underhanded, cloudy, hangdog, strike down, Interfered, filthy, ensnarl, appear, becloud, groundless, stormy, tempestuous, undecipherable, muzzy, Indicted, lightless, bounce, dissolve, conglomerate, invisible, tangled, invest, Hazed, troubled, tie up, solid, stuffed, cloudlike, heterogeneous, compound, unapparent, Impeached, cloud, criminate, meshuga, complex, soupy, swart, disputed, entangle, hellacious, smoky, exact, jam-pack, indictable, confusing, confused, vaporous, filmy, indefinite, nebulous, private, roll back, garble, inhibit, unintelligible, screwy, unclean, shamed, testing, come out, batty, irresolute, obstructed, rescind, clandestine, ensnare, tumultuous, formidable, subtle, shut, low, suffuse, challenging, underhand, inappreciable, somber, encumber, bind, debatable, sweaty, Disannul, unwarranted, qualified, Controvertible, composite, balmy, indict, Moiling, psycho, inculcate, gray, multiform, occlude, hairline, inconsequential, hush-hush, riley, wearied, brackish, indistinguishable, disputable, fruity, unsubstantiated, nebular, miasmic, recondite, mixed, privy, lightproof, shadowy, shamefaced, baseless, undercover, choppy, entrap, stealthy, brumous, Hampered, trot out, demented, befogged, slippery, nonrational, certifiable, grimy, saline, clogged, unclear, dark, discreet, uncanny, Obscured, crackers, gusty, glaucous, unconnected, jammed, colored, backstairs, palish, entangled, soft, dim, overcast, abate, nuanced, vacillating, stymie, Debated, contaminate, embarrass, noncommital, faint, inscrutable, secret, muddy, befouled, confuse, unshaped, sketchy, Foundationless, perplexing, clouded, charge, blurry, sunless, mad, unreasoning, Obfuscated, weak, rainy, uphill, dimmed, crazy, incomprehensible, obfuscate, uncertain, lowering, disjointed, hairsplitting, cruddy, controversial, gentle, choke, darkling, abrogate, cramped, opaque, blameworthy, Dammed, mucky, wacky, clutter up, blur, difficult, leaden, uncleanly, crackpot, invalidate, cranky, demanding, Fuliginous, black, distort, cancel, cloud-covered, turbulent, Short circuit, arguable, diffident, minute, hesitant, impalpable, inculpate, bedlam, enigmatical, light-tight, blamable, cuckoo, squally, tall, illogical, incoherent, obscure, foul, blackened, constricted, unbalanced, condemned, Impeachable, darkish, inoculate, faltering, WUD, nuts, sneaking, condemn, manifold, mental, scatty, stiff.

Quotes of clear

  1. Evil is like water it abounds is cheap soon fouls but runs itself clear of taint – Samuel Butler
  2. There is no pain equal to that which two lovers can inflict on one another This should be made clear to all who contemplate such a union The avoidance of this pain is the beginning of wisdom for it is strong enough to contaminate the rest of our lives – Cyril Connolly
  3. I think it's good for the composer to teach because you always have new students and you have to begin at the beginning and make things clear – John Corigliano
  4. It's not written in the Constitution or anything else Congress just out of the clear blue sky said the airwaves belong to the people which means in essence that it belongs to Congress – Adrian Cronauer
  5. I did not think that I was angry but clearly anger was reflected in my writing I did not think that I had been affected emotionally but it was clear from my writing that I was still very emotional about the trial some six months after it ended – Christopher Darden
  6. But it is also clear that left entirely untouched by public policy the capitalist system will produce more inequality than is socially healthy or than is necessary for maximum efficiency – Barney Frank
  7. It is clear that the nation that assumes stewardship of the Moon now will inherit stewardship of the galaxy in the coming millennium I think the USA is ready for that challenge – Wilson Greatbatch
  8. I've always been clear I support the traditional definition of marriage – Stephen Harper
  9. Well it's very dangerous to project but it's clear that the existing technology has some more years to go – Jack Kilby
  10. My shorthand answer is that I try to write the kind of book that I would like to read If I can make it clear and interesting and compelling to me then I hope maybe it will be for the reader – David McCullough
  11. There is only one way to achieve happiness on this terrestrial ball and that is to have either a clear conscience or none at all – Ogden Nash
  12. The more you learn if you learn it properly the more clear you become and the more you know – Leonard Peikoff
  13. I'm talking about science on the leading edge where it's not clear which way things are going be cause we don't know and I'm dealing with areas which we don't know about – Rupert Sheldrake
  14. To say that mind is a product or function of protoplasm or of its molecular changes is to use words to which we can attach no clear conception – Alfred Russel Wallace
  15. At least believe this many humans who are interested obviously in this topic Many of them visited me after lectures and meetings in hope that I can give concrete answers to their questions For it was clear If that does not know it who is to then know it – Ulrich Walter

Usage examples for clear

  1. My dear you do I not see yourself that is clear – Daisy in the Field by Elizabeth Wetherell
  2. The road was clear ahead of them – Tom of the Raiders by Austin Bishop
  3. Do you think you can clear the matter up – The Enchanted Canyon by Honoré Willsie Morrow
  4. Anyway it's clear that you don't remember me – The Gold Trail by Harold Bindloss
  5. Only one thing was clear that he could not give her up – Brewster's Millions by George Barr McCutcheon
  6. “ I promise you I'll clear things up – Romance by Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer
  7. Now indeed all stood clear – The Sign of the Spider by Bertram Mitford
  8. Keep clear of Nevis and ride home as soon as you can after supper – A Prairie Courtship by Harold Bindloss
  9. “ I want a clear answer I want everything clear – The Last Shot by Frederick Palmer
  10. How much will clear you – Ovington's Bank by Stanley J. Weyman
  11. That is clear enough – The Blue Pavilions by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  12. Perhaps I don't make myself clear – The Story Of Julia Page Works of Kathleen Norris, Volume V. by Kathleen Norris
  13. But now it was as clear as need be – Lorna Doone, A Romance of Exmoor by R. D. Blackmore
  14. What she meant by that exactly was not clear to me however – Botchan (Master Darling) by Mr. Kin-nosuke Natsume, trans. by Yasotaro Morri
  15. 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
  16. If you please she exclaimed I must ask you to make things a little clear to me – T. Tembarom by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  17. 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
  18. “ I shall clear out – Children of the Desert by Louis Dodge
  19. “ An' I seen all the men clear – The Trail Horde by Charles Alden Seltzer
  20. We'll go to every room and clear the fellows out – Over the Line by Harold M. Sherman

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