3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Clean \Clean\ (kl[=e]n), adjective [Compar. {Cleaner} (kl[=e]n"[~e]r); superl. {Cleanest}.] [OE. clene, AS. cl[=ae]ne; akin to OHG. chleini pure, neat, graceful, small, G. klein small, and perh. to W. glan clean, pure, bright; all perh. from a primitive, meaning bright, shining. Cf. {Glair}.]

1. Free from dirt or filth; as, clean clothes.

2. Free from that which is useless or injurious; without defects; as, clean land; clean timber.

3. Free from awkwardness; not bungling; adroit; dexterous; as, a clean trick; a clean leap over a fence.

4. Free from errors and vulgarisms; as, a clean style.

5. Free from restraint or neglect; complete; entire.

When ye reap the harvest of your land, thou shalt not make clean riddance of corners of thy field. --Lev. xxiii. 22.

6. Free from moral defilement; sinless; pure.

Create in me a clean heart, O God. --Ps. li. 10

That I am whole, and clean, and meet for Heaven --Tennyson.

7. (Script.) Free from ceremonial defilement.

8. Free from that which is corrupting to the morals; pure in tone; healthy. "Lothair is clean." --F. Harrison.

9. Well-proportioned; shapely; as, clean limbs.

{A clean bill of health}, a certificate from the proper authority that a ship is free from infection.

{Clean breach}. See under {Breach}, noun, 4.

{To make a clean breast}. See under {Breast}.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Cleaner \Clean"er\, noun One who, or that which, cleans.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: a preparation used in cleaning something [syn: {cleansing agent}, {cleanser}, {cleaner}]

2: the operator of dry-cleaning establishment [syn: {cleaner}, {dry cleaner}]

3: someone whose occupation is cleaning

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