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Definitions of clear

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

Antonyms for clear

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

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

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