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Definition of "clear" []

  • Free from clouds, mist, or haze: a clear day. (adjective)
  • Not obscured or darkened; bright: clear daylight; a clear yellow. (adjective)
  • Easily seen through; transparent: clear water. (adjective)
  • Free from flaw, blemish, or impurity: a clear, perfect diamond; a clear record with the police. (adjective)
  • Free from impediment, obstruction, or hindrance; open: a clear view; a clear path to victory. (adjective)
  • Free from darkness or obscurity; bright (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • (of weather) free from dullness or clouds (adjective)
  • Transparent (adjective)
  • Even and pure in tone or colour (adjective)
  • Without discoloration, blemish, or defect (adjective)
  • Easy to see or hear; distinct (adjective)
  • Free from doubt or confusion (adjective)
  • Certain in the mind; sure (adjective)
  • Perceptive, alert (adjective)
  • Evident or obvious (adjective)
  • (of sounds or the voice) not harsh or hoarse (adjective)
  • Serene; calm (adjective)
  • Without qualification or limitation; complete (adjective)
  • Free of suspicion, guilt, or blame (adjective)
  • Free of obstruction; open (adjective)
  • Free from debt or obligation (adjective)
  • (of money, profits, etc) without deduction; net (adjective)
  • Emptied of freight or cargo (adjective)
  • (of timber) having a smooth, unblemished surface (adjective)
  • (of a message, etc) not in code (adjective)
  • Denoting an (l) in whose articulation the main part of the tongue is brought forward giving the sound of a front-vowel timbre (adjective)
  • (of a round) ridden without any fences being knocked down or any points being lost (adjective)
  • In a clear or distinct manner (adverb)
  • Completely or utterly (adverb)
  • Not in contact (with); free (adverb)
  • A clear space (noun)
  • To make or become free from darkness, obscurity, etc (verb)
  • (of the weather) to become free from dullness, fog, rain, etc (verb)
  • (of mist, fog, etc) to disappear (verb)
  • To free from impurity or blemish (verb)
  • To free from doubt or confusion (verb)
  • To rid of objects, obstructions, etc (verb)
  • To make or form (a path, way, etc) by removing obstructions (verb)
  • To free or remove (a person or thing) from something, such as suspicion, blame, or guilt (verb)
  • To move or pass by or over without contact or involvement (verb)
  • To rid (the throat) of phlegm or obstruction (verb)
  • To make or gain (money) as profit (verb)
  • To discharge or settle (a debt) (verb)
  • To free (a debtor) from obligation (verb)
  • (of a cheque) to pass through one's bank and be charged against one's account (verb)
  • To settle accounts by exchanging (commercial documents) in a clearing house (verb)
  • To permit (ships, aircraft, cargo, passengers, etc) to unload, disembark, depart, etc, after fulfilling the customs and other requirements, or (of ships, etc) to be permitted to unload, etc (verb)
  • To obtain or give clearance (verb)
  • To obtain clearance from (verb)
  • To make (specimens) transparent by immersion in a fluid such as xylene (verb)
  • To permit (a person, company, etc) to see or handle classified information (verb)
  • To achieve transmission of (a signalled message) and acknowledgment of its receipt at its destination (verb)
  • To decode (a message, etc) (verb)
  • To hit, kick, carry, or throw (the ball) out of the defence area (verb)
  • To remove (data) from a storage device and replace it with particular characters that usually indicate zero (verb)
  • To remove (trees, scrub, etc) from land (verb)

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Use "clear" in a sentence
  • "It is connected with the former of them by the recurrence of the same word, which in the first petition was rendered 'cleanse' -- or, more accurately, 'clear' -- and in this final clause is to be rendered accurately, 'I shall be _clear_ from the great transgression.'"
  • "_clear_, or as clear a one as will pass muster with the government and with the preconceptions of the people themselves."
  • ""I wish to explain -- to make clear to you -- _clear_."