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clearer

clear·er \ ˈklir-ər \
Updated on: 2 Mar 2018

Definition of clearer

  • comparative form of the adjective clear
  • a clearer understanding
  • a clearer explanation
  • … until we have a clearer idea what we are about, we will remain on Matthew Arnold's darkling plain where, swept with confused alarms of struggle and flight, ignorant armies clash by night.
  • —Arthur Schlesinger Jr.

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clearer

noun

Definition of clearer

: a person or thing that clears or clears away something
  • Cromwell reminds sidewalk clearers that they can't fling, blow or plow snow into city streets.
  • —Mike Ferguson
  • Clearers manually search with a metal detector and a pointed stick and, like archaeologists on a dig, extract the mines with small digging implements.
  • —Maureen Rouhi
  • Goldsmith tells us, that when a lovely woman stoops to folly, she has nothing to do but to die; and when she stoops to be disagreeable, it is equally to be recommended as a clearer of ill-fame.
  • —Jane Austen

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First Known Use of clearer

1599

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