clearing

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noun clear·ing \ˈklir-iŋ\

Definition of clearing

  1. 1 :  the act or process of making or becoming clear

  2. 2 :  a tract of land cleared of wood and brush

  3. 3 :  the settlement of accounts or exchange of financial instruments especially between banks

Examples of clearing in a sentence

  1. the clearing of the table

  2. the clearing of wood and brush from part of the forest

  3. We found a clearing in the forest.

14th Century

First Known Use of clearing

14th century



CLEARING Defined for English Language Learners

clearing

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noun clear·ing \ˈklir-iŋ\

Definition of clearing for English Language Learners

  • : the act or process of making something clear or of becoming clear

  • : an open area of land in which there are no trees


CLEARING Defined for Kids

clearing

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noun clear·ing \ˈklir-iŋ\

Definition of clearing for Students

  1. :  an open area of land in which there are no trees <We found a clearing in the forest.>



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