clearing

noun clear·ing \ ˈklir-iŋ \
|Updated on: 11 Jun 2018

Definition of clearing

1 : the act or process of making or becoming clear
2 : a tract of land cleared of wood and brush
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.

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First Known Use of clearing

14th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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CLEARING Defined for English Language Learners

clearing

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

noun clear·ing \ ˈklir-iŋ \

Definition of clearing for Students

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


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