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clear

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adjective \ˈklir\

Definition of clear

  1. 1a :  bright, luminous bonfires clear and bright — Shakespeareb :  cloudless; specifically :  less than one-tenth covered a clear skyc :  free from mist, haze, or dust a clear dayd :  untroubled, serene a clear gaze

  2. 2 :  clean, pure: such asa :  free from blemishes clear skinb :  easily seen through :  transparent clear glass clear plastic bagsc :  free from abnormal sounds on auscultation

  3. 3a :  easily heard a loud and clear soundb :  easily visible :  plain a clear signalc :  free from obscurity or ambiguity :  easily understood :  unmistakable a clear explanation

  4. 4a :  capable of sharp discernment :  keen a clear thinkerb :  free from doubt :  sure not clear on how to proceed

  5. 5 :  free from guile or guilt :  innocent a clear conscience

  6. 6 :  unhampered by restriction or limitation: such asa :  free of debts or charges a clear estateb :  net a clear profitc :  unqualified, absolute a clear victoryd :  free from obstruction clear passagee :  emptied of contents or cargo A ship is clear after unloading.f :  free from entanglement or contact staying clear of controversy keep clear of the boundaryg :  bare, denuded clear ground

clearness

noun

Examples of clear in a sentence

  1. There are clear differences between the two candidates.

  2. She's the clear favorite to win the election.

  3. I'm not completely happy with the plan, but I see no clear alternative.

  4. He was the clear winner.

  5. She has made it abundantly clear that she does not support us.

  6. It's not clear how much longer we'll have to wait.

  7. Changes will have to be made. Yes, that's clear.

  8. Her writing has a clear style.

  9. The instructions weren't very clear about when we were supposed to begin.

  10. I think I have a clear understanding of the problem.

Origin and Etymology of clear

Middle English clere, from Anglo-French cler, from Latin clarus clear, bright; akin to Latin calare to call — more at low


First Known Use: 13th century

Synonym Discussion of clear

clear, transparent, translucent, limpid mean capable of being seen through. clear implies absence of cloudiness, haziness, or muddiness. clear water transparent implies being so clear that objects can be seen distinctly. a transparent sheet of film translucent implies the passage of light but not a clear view of what lies beyond. translucent frosted glass limpid suggests the soft clearness of pure water. her eyes were limpid pools of blue

clear, perspicuous, lucid mean quickly and easily understood. clear implies freedom from obscurity, ambiguity, or undue complexity. clear instructions perspicuous applies to a style that is simple and elegant as well as clear. a perspicuous style lucid suggests a clear logical coherence and evident order of arrangement. a lucid explanation

synonyms see in addition evident

Other Climate/Meteorology Terms


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clear

adverb

Definition of clear

  1. 1 :  in a clear manner to cry loud and clear

  2. 2 :  all the way drove clear across the state

Examples of clear in a sentence

  1. We drove clear across the state.

  2. The ball rolled clear across the street.

Origin and Etymology of clear

see 1clear


First Known Use: 14th century


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clear

verb

Definition of clear

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1a :  to make clear or translucent clear the water by filteringb :  to free from pollution or cloudiness clear the atmosphere

  3. 2 :  to free from accusation or blame :  exonerate, vindicate the opportunity to clear himself

  4. 3a :  to give insight to :  enlighten clear my mind about the new arrangementb :  to make intelligible :  explain clear up the mystery

  5. 4a :  to free from what obstructs or is unneeded: such as (1) :  open 1b clear a path (2) :  to remove unwanted growth or items from clear the land of timber (3) :  to rid or make a rasping noise as if ridding (the throat) of phlegm needed to clear my throat (4) :  to erase stored or displayed data from (a device, such as a computer or calculator)b :  to empty of occupants clear the roomc :  disentangle clear a fishing lined :  to remove from an area or place clear the dishes from the tablee :  transmit, dispatch

  6. 5a :  to submit for approval clear it with me firstb :  authorize, approve cleared the article for publication: such as (1) :  to certify as trustworthy clear a person for classified information (2) :  to permit (an aircraft) to proceed usually with a specified action the plane was cleared to land

  7. 6a :  to free from obligation or encumbranceb :  settle, discharge clear an accountc (1) :  to free (a ship or shipment) by payment of duties or harbor fees (2) :  to pass through (customs)d :  to gain without deduction :  net clear a profite :  to put through a clearinghouse clear a check

  8. 7a :  to go over, under, or by without touching the ball just cleared the uprightsb :  to move through successfully :  pass the bill cleared the legislature

  9. intransitive verb
  10. 1a :  to become clear it cleared up quickly after the rainb :  to go away :  vanish the symptoms cleared graduallyc :  sell Hogs cleared at steady rates.

  11. 2a :  to obtain permission to discharge cargob :  to conform to regulations or pay requisite fees prior to leaving port The ship cleared yesterday and is ready to sail.

  12. 3 :  to pass through a clearinghouse

  13. 4 :  to go to an authority (as for approval) before becoming effective All tax bills must clear through our committee.

clearable

play \ˈklir-ə-bəl\ adjective

clearer

play \ˈklir-ər\ noun

clear the air

or less commonly

clear the atmosphere

  1. :  to remove elements of hostility, tension, confusion, or uncertainty had a long meeting to clear the air

clear the decks

  1. :  to make sweeping preparations for action

Examples of clear in a sentence

  1. The sky cleared after the rain.

  2. The weather is cloudy now, but it's clearing gradually.

  3. The morning fog gradually cleared.

  4. When the smoke cleared, we could see that the building had been completely destroyed.

  5. The water cleared after the mud had settled.

  6. My skin cleared when I started using the cream.

  7. They cleared timber from the land.

  8. She cleared everything out of the closet.

  9. I'll clear those books out of the way.

  10. The police ordered the crowd to clear the area.

Origin and Etymology of clear

see 1clear


First Known Use: 14th century


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clear

noun

Definition of clear

  1. 1 :  a clear space or part

  2. 2 :  a high arcing shot over an opponent's head in badminton

in the clear

  1. 1 :  in inside measurement corridors three feet in the clear

  2. 2 :  free from guilt or suspicion The jury's decision was that he was in the clear.

  3. 3 :  in plaintext :  not in code or cipher a message sent in the clear

Origin and Etymology of clear

see 1clear


First Known Use: 1674


CLEAR Defined for English Language Learners

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clear

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adjective \ˈklir\

Definition of clear for English Language Learners

  • : very obvious : not causing or allowing doubt

  • : easily understood

  • : free from doubt or confusion


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clear

adverb

Definition of clear for English Language Learners

  • : in a clear manner

  • : all the way : completely or entirely


CLEAR Defined for Kids

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clear

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adjective \ˈklir\

Definition of clear for Students

clearer

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clearest

  1. 1 :  easily heard, seen, noticed, or understood a clear definition The differences were clear. She spoke in a clear voice.

  2. 2 :  free of clouds, haze, or mist a clear day

  3. 3 :  free from feelings of guilt a clear conscience

  4. 4 :  easily seen through clear water

  5. 5 :  free from doubt or confusion :  sure Are you clear on what you need to do?

  6. 6 :  free of blemishes clear skin

  7. 7 :  not blocked a clear path a clear view

  8. 8 :  bright 1, luminous clear sunlight

clearly

adverb

clearness

noun

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clear

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verb

Definition of clear for Students

cleared

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clearing

  1. 1 :  to free of things blocking I cleared my throat.

  2. 2 :  to make or become free of clouds, haze, or mist The sky cleared.

  3. 3 :  to get rid of :  remove Please clear dishes from the table.

  4. 4 :  to go over or by without touching The ball I hit cleared the fence.

  5. 5 :  to go away :  disperse The crowd cleared rapidly.

  6. 6 :  explain 1 We tried to clear the matter up.

  7. 7 :  to free from blame The judge cleared my name.

  8. 8 :  to approve or be approved by Our plane was cleared to land. Our proposal cleared the committee.

  9. 9 :  to make as profit We cleared 85 dollars on the sale.


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clear

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adverb

Definition of clear for Students

  1. 1 :  in a way that is easy to hear loud and clear

  2. 2 :  all the way I could hear you clear across the room.


Medical Dictionary

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clear

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adjective \ˈkli(ə)r\

Medical Definition of clear

  1. 1aof the skin or complexion :  good in texture and color and without blemish or discolorationbof an animal coat :  of uniform shade without spotting

  2. 2:  free from abnormal sounds on auscultation


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clear

transitive verb

Medical Definition of clear

  1. 1:  to render (a specimen for microscopic examination) transparent by the use of an agent (as an essential oil) that modifies the index of refraction

  2. 2:  to rid (the throat) of phlegm or of something that makes the voice indistinct or husky


Law Dictionary

clear

adjective

Legal Definition of clear

  1. 1 :  unencumbered by outstanding claims or interests a search showed the title was clear

  2. 2 :  free from doubt or ambiguity



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