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6 definitions found

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

Clear \Clear\ (kl[=e]r), adjective [Compar. {Clearer} (-[~e]r); superl. {Clearest}.] [OE. cler, cleer, OF. cler, F. clair, fr.L. clarus, clear, bright, loud, distinct, renowned; perh. akin to L. clamare to call, E. claim. Cf. {Chanticleer}, {Clairvoyant}, {Claret}, {Clarify}.]

1. Free from opaqueness; transparent; bright; light; luminous; unclouded.

The stream is so transparent, pure, and clear. --Denham.

Fair as the moon, clear as the sun. --Canticles vi. 10.

2. Free from ambiguity or indistinctness; lucid; perspicuous; plain; evident; manifest; indubitable.

One truth is clear; whatever is, is right. --Pope.

3. Able to perceive clearly; keen; acute; penetrating; discriminating; as, a clear intellect; a clear head.

Mother of science! now I feel thy power Within me clear, not only to discern Things in their causes, but to trace the ways Of highest agents. --Milton.

4. Not clouded with passion; serene; cheerful.

With a countenance as clear As friendship wears at feasts. --Shak.

5. Easily or distinctly heard; audible; canorous.

Hark! the numbers soft and clear Gently steal upon the ear. --Pope.

6. Without mixture; entirely pure; as, clear sand.

7. Without defect or blemish, such as freckles or knots; as, a clear complexion; clear lumber.

8. Free from guilt or stain; unblemished.

Statesman, yet friend to truth! in soul sincere, In action faithful, and in honor clear. --Pope.

9. Without diminution; in full; net; as, clear profit.

I often wished that I had clear, For life, six hundred pounds a-year. --Swift .

10. Free from impediment or obstruction; unobstructed; as, a clear view; to keep clear of debt.

My companion . . . left the way clear for him. --Addison.

11. Free from embarrassment; detention, etc.

The cruel corporal whispered in my ear, Five pounds, if rightly tipped, would set me clear. --Gay.

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

{Clear days} (Law.), days reckoned from one day to another, excluding both the first and last day; as, from Sunday to Sunday there are six clear days.

{Clear stuff}, boards, planks, etc., free from knots.

Syn: Manifest; pure; unmixed; pellucid; transparent; luminous; obvious; visible; plain; evident; apparent; distinct; perspicuous. See {Manifest}.

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

Clear \Clear\ (kl[=e]r), noun (Carp.) Full extent; distance between extreme limits; especially; the distance between the nearest surfaces of two bodies, or the space between walls; as, a room ten feet square in the clear.

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

Clear \Clear\, adverb

1. In a clear manner; plainly.

Now clear I understand What oft . . . thoughts have searched in vain. --Milton.

2. Without limitation; wholly; quite; entirely; as, to cut a piece clear off.

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

Clear \Clear\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Cleared}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Clearing}.]

1. To render bright, transparent, or undimmed; to free from clouds.

He sweeps the skies and clears the cloudy north. --Dryden.

2. To free from impurities; to clarify; to cleanse.

3. To free from obscurity or ambiguity; to relive of perplexity; to make perspicuous.

Many knotty points there are Which all discuss, but few can clear. --Prior.

4. To render more quick or acute, as the understanding; to make perspicacious.

Our common prints would clear up their understandings. --Addison

5. To free from impediment or incumbrance, from defilement, or from anything injurious, useless, or offensive; as, to clear land of trees or brushwood, or from stones; to clear the sight or the voice; to clear one's self from debt; -- often used with of, off, away, or out.

Clear your mind of cant. --Dr. Johnson.

A statue lies hid in a block of marble; and the art of the statuary only clears away the superfluous matter. --Addison.

6. To free from the imputation of guilt; to justify, vindicate, or acquit; -- often used with from before the thing imputed.

I . . . am sure he will clear me from partiality. --Dryden.

How! wouldst thou clear rebellion? --Addison.

7. To leap or pass by, or over, without touching or failure; as, to clear a hedge; to clear a reef.

8. To gain without deduction; to net.

The profit which she cleared on the cargo. --Macaulay.

{To clear a ship at the customhouse}, to exhibit the documents required by law, give bonds, or perform other acts requisite, and procure a permission to sail, and such papers as the law requires.

{To clear a ship for action}, or {To clear for action} (Naut.), to remove incumbrances from the decks, and prepare for an engagement.

{To clear the land} (Naut.), to gain such a distance from shore as to have sea room, and be out of danger from the land.

{To clear hawse} (Naut.), to disentangle the cables when twisted.

{To clear up}, to explain; to dispel, as doubts, cares or fears.

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

Clear \Clear\ (kl[=e]r), verb (used without an object)

1. To become free from clouds or fog; to become fair; -- of the weather; -- often followed by up, off, or away.

So foul a sky clears not without a storm. --Shak.

Advise him to stay till the weather clears up. --Swift.

2. To become free from turbidity; -- of solutions or suspensions of liquids; as, the salt has not completely dissolved until the suspension clears up; when refrigerated, the juice may become cloudy, but when warmed to room temperature, it clears up again. [PJC]

3. To disengage one's self from incumbrances, distress, or entanglements; to become free. [Obs.]

He that clears at once will relapse; for finding himself out of straits, he will revert to his customs; but he that cleareth by degrees induceth a habit of frugality. --Bacon.

3. (Banking) To make exchanges of checks and bills, and settle balances, as is done in a clearing house.

4. To obtain a clearance; as, the steamer cleared for Liverpool to-day.

{To clear out}, to go or run away; to depart. [Colloq.]

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

clear

adverb

1: completely; "read the book clear to the end"; "slept clear through the night"; "there were open fields clear to the horizon" [syn: {clear}, {all the way}]

2: in an easily perceptible manner; "could be seen clearly under the microscope"; "She cried loud and clear" [syn: {clearly}, {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" [ant: {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" [syn: {clear}, {open}]

4: allowing light to pass through; "clear water"; "clear plastic bags"; "clear glass"; "the air is clear and clean" [ant: {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" [syn: {clean}, {clear}, {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" [syn: {clear}, {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" [syn: {clear}, {clean-cut}, {clear-cut}]

10: accurately stated or described; "a set of well-defined values" [syn: {well-defined}, {clear}] [ant: {ill-defined}, {unclear}]

11: free from clouds or mist or haze; "on a clear day" [ant: {cloudy}]

12: free of restrictions or qualifications; "a clean bill of health"; "a clear winner" [syn: {clean}, {clear}]

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 [syn: {clear}, {decipherable}, {readable}]

16: freed from any question of guilt; "is absolved from all blame"; "was now clear of the charge of cowardice"; "his official honor is vindicated" [syn: {absolved}, {clear}, {cleared}, {exculpated}, {exonerated}, {vindicated}]

17: characterized by ease and quickness in perceiving; "clear mind"; "a percipient author" [syn: {clear}, {percipient}]

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" [syn: {open}, {clear}]

verb

1: rid of obstructions; "Clear your desk" [syn: {unclutter}, {clear}] [ant: {clutter}, {clutter up}]

2: make a way or path by removing objects; "Clear a path through the dense forest"

3: become clear; "The sky cleared after the storm" [syn: {clear up}, {clear}, {light up}, {brighten}] [ant: {cloud}, {overcast}]

4: grant authorization or clearance for; "Clear the manuscript for publication"; "The rock star never authorized this slanderous biography" [syn: {authorize}, {authorise}, {pass}, {clear}]

5: remove; "clear the leaves from the lawn"; "Clear snow from the road"

6: go unchallenged; be approved; "The bill cleared the House" [syn: {pass}, {clear}]

7: be debited and credited to the proper bank accounts; "The check will clear within 2 business days" [ant: {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" [syn: {clear}, {top}]

10: make free from confusion or ambiguity; make clear; "Could you clarify these remarks?"; "Clear up the question of who is at fault" [syn: {clear}, {clear up}, {shed light on}, {crystallize}, {crystallise}, {crystalize}, {crystalise}, {straighten out}, {sort out}, {enlighten}, {illuminate}, {elucidate}]

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" [syn: {net}, {clear}]

14: make as a net profit; "The company cleared $1 million" [syn: {net}, {sack}, {sack up}, {clear}]

15: earn on some commercial or business transaction; earn as salary or wages; "How much do you make a month in your new job?"; "She earns a lot in her new job"; "this merger brought in lots of money"; "He clears $5,000 each month" [syn: {gain}, {take in}, {clear}, {make}, {earn}, {realize}, {realise}, {pull in}, {bring in}]

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; "The suspect was cleared of the murder charges" [syn: {acquit}, {assoil}, {clear}, {discharge}, {exonerate}, {exculpate}] [ant: {convict}]

19: settle, as of a debt; "clear a debt"; "solve an old debt" [syn: {clear}, {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 the throat" [syn: {clear}, {clear up}]

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