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CLEAR noun

Definition of clear (noun)

  1. the state of being free of suspicion
    • "investigation showed that he was in the clear"
  2. a clear or unobstructed space or expanse of land or water
    • "finally broke out of the forest into the open"
    • synonyms: open

CLEAR verb

Definition of clear (verb)

  1. rid of obstructions
  2. make a way or path by removing objects
    • "Clear a path through the dense forest"
  3. become clear
  4. grant authorization or clearance for
    • "Clear the manuscript for publication"; "The rock star never authorized this slanderous biography"
    • synonyms: authorise, authorize, pass
  5. remove
    • "clear the leaves from the lawn"; "Clear snow from the road"
  6. go unchallenged; be approved
    • "The bill cleared the House"
    • synonyms: pass
  7. be debited and credited to the proper bank accounts
    • "The check will clear within 2 business days"
    • antonym: bounce
  8. go away or disappear
    • "The fog cleared in the afternoon"
  9. pass by, over, or under without making contact
    • "the balloon cleared the tree tops"
    • synonyms: top
  10. make free from confusion or ambiguity; make clear
  11. free from payment of customs duties, as of a shipment
    • "Clear the ship and let it dock"
  12. clear from impurities, blemishes, pollution, etc.
    • "clear the water before it can be drunk"
  13. yield as a net profit
    • "This sale netted me $1 million"
    • synonyms: net
  14. make as a net profit
  15. earn on some commercial or business transaction; earn as salary or wages
  16. sell
    • "We cleared a lot of the old model cars"
  17. pass an inspection or receive authorization
    • "clear customs"
  18. pronounce not guilty of criminal charges
  19. settle, as of a debt
    • "clear a debt"; "solve an old debt"
    • synonyms: solve
  20. make clear, bright, light, or translucent
    • "The water had to be cleared through filtering"
  21. rid of instructions or data
    • "clear a memory buffer"
  22. remove (people) from a building
    • "clear the patrons from the theater after the bomb threat"
  23. remove the occupants of
    • "Clear the building"
  24. free (the throat) by making a rasping sound

CLEAR adjective

Definition of clear (adjective)

  1. readily apparent to the mind
    • "a clear and present danger"; "a clear explanation"; "a clear case of murder"; "a clear indication that she was angry"; "gave us a clear idea of human nature"
    • antonym: unclear
  2. free from confusion or doubt
    • "a complex problem requiring a clear head"; "not clear about what is expected of us"
  3. affording free passage or view
    • "a clear view"; "a clear path to victory"; "open waters"; "the open countryside"
    • synonyms: open
  4. allowing light to pass through
    • "clear water"; "clear plastic bags"; "clear glass"; "the air is clear and clean"
    • antonym: opaque
  5. free from contact or proximity or connection
    • "we were clear of the danger"; "the ship was clear of the reef"
  6. characterized by freedom from troubling thoughts (especially guilt)
    • "a clear conscience"; "regarded her questioner with clear untroubled eyes"
  7. (of sound or color) free from anything that dulls or dims
    • "efforts to obtain a clean bass in orchestral recordings"; "clear laughter like a waterfall"; "clear reds and blues"; "a light lilting voice like a silver bell"
    • synonyms: clean, light, unclouded
  8. (especially of a title) free from any encumbrance or limitation that presents a question of fact or law
    • "I have clear title to this property"
    • synonyms: unmortgaged
  9. clear and distinct to the senses; easily perceptible
    • "as clear as a whistle"; "clear footprints in the snow"; "the letter brought back a clear image of his grandfather"; "a spire clean-cut against the sky"; "a clear-cut pattern"
    • synonyms: clean-cut, clear-cut
  10. accurately stated or described
  11. free from clouds or mist or haze
    • "on a clear day"
    • antonym: cloudy
  12. free of restrictions or qualifications
    • "a clean bill of health"; "a clear winner"
    • synonyms: clean
  13. free from flaw or blemish or impurity
    • "a clear perfect diamond"; "the clear complexion of a healthy young woman"
  14. clear of charges or deductions
    • "a clear profit"
  15. easily deciphered
  16. freed from any question of guilt
  17. characterized by ease and quickness in perceiving
    • "clear mind"; "a percipient author"
    • synonyms: percipient

CLEAR adverb

Definition of clear (adverb)

  1. completely
    • "read the book clear to the end"; "slept clear through the night"; "there were open fields clear to the horizon"
    • synonyms: all the way
  2. in an easily perceptible manner
    • "could be seen clearly under the microscope"; "She cried loud and clear"
    • synonyms: clearly
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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