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.
  2. To make or become clear; brighten; clarify; clean; free; acquit.
  3. To gain over and above expenses.
  4. To render bright, transparent, or undimmed; to free from clouds.
  5. To free from impurities; to clarify; to cleanse.
  6. To free from obscurity or ambiguity; to relive of perplexity; to make perspicuous.
  7. To render more quick or acute, as the understanding; to make perspicacious.
  8. To leap or pass by, or over, without touching or failure; as, to clear a hedge; to clear a reef.
  9. To gain without deduction; to net.
  10. To free from the imputation of guilt; to justify, vindicate, or acquit; - often used with from before the thing imputed.
  11. To make bright; render evident; free from obstructions, charges, etc.; prove innocent.
  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.
  13. To make clear; free from charges; acquit; to pass by or over; to make profit.
  14. To disengage one's self from incumbrances, distress, or entanglements; to become free.
  15. To make exchanges of checks and bills, and settle balances, as is done in a clearing house.
  16. To obtain a clearance; as, the steamer cleared for Liverpool to- day.
  17. To become free from clouds or fog; to become fair; - often followed by up, off, or away.
  18. To leave a port; become bright.
  19. To become clear: to grow free, bright, or transparent.
  20. To grow clear.
  21. pronounce not guilty of criminal charges; " The suspect was cleared of the murder charges"
  22. become clear; " The sky cleared after the storm"
  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"
  24. free ( the throat) by making a rasping sound; " Clear the throat"
  25. yield as a net profit; " This sale netted me $ 1 million"
  26. make as a net profit; " The company cleared $ 1 million"
  27. rid of obstructions; " Clear your desk"
  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.
  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.
  30. Free from opaqueness; transparent; bright; light; luminous; unclouded.
  31. Free from ambiguity or indistinctness; lucid; perspicuous; plain; evident; manifest; indubitable.
  32. Able to perceive clearly; keen; acute; penetrating; discriminating; as, a clear intellect; a clear head.
  33. Easily or distinctly heard; audible; canorous.
  34. Without defect or blemish, such as freckles or knots; as, a clear complexion; clear lumber.
  35. Free from guilt or stain; unblemished.
  36. Without diminution; in full; net; as, clear profit.
  37. Free from impediment or obstruction; unobstructed; as, a clear view; to keep clear of debt.
  38. Free from embarrassment; detention, etc.
  39. the state of being free of suspicion; " investigation showed that he was in the clear"
  40. 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.
  41. Clearness.
  42. Unbroken or unobstructed distance or space.
  43. The distance between any two bodies where no other intervenes, or between their nearest surfaces.
  44. In a clear manner; plainly.
  45. Without limitation; wholly; quite; entirely; as, to cut a piece clear off.
  46. Distinctly; completely.
  47. Clearly.
  48. In a clear manner: plainly: wholly: quite.
  49. Wholly; completely; quite; clearly; plainly.
  50. Plainly; quite; completely.
  51. Clean; quite; wholly.
  52. 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"
  53. of complexion; without such blemishes as e. g. acne; " the clear complexion of a healthy young woman"
  54. 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"
  55. free from cloudiness; allowing light to pass through; " clear water"; " clear plastic bags"; " clear glass"; " the air is clear and clean"
  56. free from confusion or doubt; " a complex problem requiring a clear head"; " not clear about what is expected of us"
  57. ( meteorology) free from clouds or mist or haze; " on a clear day"
  58. characterized by ease and quickness in perceiving; " clear mind"; " a percipient author"
  59. free from contact or proximity or connection; " we were clear of the danger"; " the ship was clear of the reef"
  60. easily deciphered
  61. ( 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"
  62. accurately stated or described; " a set of well- defined values"
  63. remove; " clear the leaves from the lawn"; " Clear snow from the road"
  64. make a way or path by removing objects; " Clear a path through the dense forest"
  65. remove the occupants of; " Clear the building"
  66. remove ( people) from a building; " clear the patrons from the theater after the bomb threat"
  67. rid of instructions or data; " clear a memory buffer"
  68. make clear, bright, light, or translucent; " The water had to be cleared through filtering"
  69. settle, as of a debt; " clear a debt"; " solve an old debt"
  70. pass an inspection or receive authorization; " clear customs"
  71. pass by, over, or under without making contact; " the balloon cleared the tree tops"
  72. go away or disappear; " The fog cleared in the afternoon"
  73. sell; " We cleared a lot of the old model cars"
  74. be debited and credited to the proper bank accounts; " The check will clear within 2 business days"
  75. clear from impurities, blemishes, pollution, etc.; " clear the water before it can be drunk"
  76. free from payment of customs duties, as of a shipment; " Clear the ship and let it dock"
  77. go unchallenged; be approved; " The bill cleared the House"
  78. free from clouds or mist or haze; " on a clear day"
  79. ( 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"
  80. clear of charges or deductions; " a clear profit"
  81. affording free passage or view; " a clear view"; " a clear path to victory"
  82. free from flaw or blemish or impurity; " a clear perfect diamond"
  83. free of restrictions or qualifications; " a clean bill of health"; " a clear winner"
  84. characterized by freedom from troubling thoughts ( especially guilt); " a clear conscience"; " regarded her questioner with clear untroubled eyes"
  85. Bright; pure; undimmed; easily understood; unobstructed; audible, or capable of being heard.
  86. Pure, bright, undimmed: free from obstruction or difficulty: plain, distinct: without blemish, defect, drawback, or diminution: conspiuous.
  87. Bright; transparent; unobstructed; plain.
  88. Free from anything that dims or darkens; unclouded; unobstructed; distinct; intelligible.
  89. Free from responsibility, defect, guilt, or blemish.
  90. Without deduction; net.
  91. Undisturbed; serene.
  92. Plain; evident.
  93. 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.
  94. Open; free from obstruction; serene; unclouded; apparent; evident or manifest; distinct; plain; easy to understand; innocent; guiltless; free.
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