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Definition of "clearing" []

  • The act or process of making or becoming clear. (noun)
  • A tract of land within a wood or other overgrown area from which trees and other obstructions have been removed. (noun)
  • An open space: a clearing in the fog. (noun)
  • The exchange among banks of checks, drafts, and notes and the settlement of consequent differences. (noun)
  • The total of claims presented daily at a clearing-house. (noun)

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.

Use "clearing" in a sentence
  • "Perhaps Mr. Bush could just spend the rest of his term clearing brush on the ranch in Crawford."
  • "That was what he called clearing the field, and not leaving his antagonist a leg to stand on."
  • "They've got some work to do in clearing out old inventory of two year old street bikes that the dirt guys couldn't sell before bringing upgraded versions over here marked up at a premium."