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Definition of Clear

Adjective: clear (clearer,clearest)  kleer

  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"
  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";
    - open
  4. Allowing light to pass through
    "clear water"; "clear plastic bags"; "clear glass"; "the air is clear and clean"
  5. Free from contact, 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 colour) free from anything that dulls or dims
    "clear laughter like a waterfall"; "clear reds and blues";
    - 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";
    - unmortgaged
  9. 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 clear-cut pattern";
    - clean-cut, clear-cut
  10. Accurately stated or described
    "a set of clear values";
    - well-defined
  11. (meteorology) free from clouds, mist or haze
    "on a clear day"
  12. Free from restrictions or qualifications
    "a clear winner";
    - clean
  13. Free from flaw, 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 read and understood
    "James Boice provides a clear overview of Christian theology";
    - decipherable, readable
  16. Freed from any question of guilt
    "was now clear of the charge of cowardice";
    - absolved, cleared, exculpated, exonerated, vindicated
  17. Characterized by ease and quickness in perceiving
    "clear mind";
    - percipient
Verb: clear  kleer
  1. Rid of obstructions
    "Clear your desk";
    - unclutter
  2. Make a way or path by removing objects
    "Clear a path through the dense forest"
  3. Become free from clouds or less cloudy; become brighter
    "The sky cleared after the storm";
    - clear up, light up, brighten
  4. Grant authorization or clearance for
    "Clear the manuscript for publication";
    - authorize, authorise [Brit], pass
  5. Remove so as to leave tidy or unobstructed
    "clear the leaves from the lawn"; "Clear snow from the road"
  6. Go unchallenged; be approved
    "The bill cleared the House";
    - pass
  7. Be debited and credited to the proper bank accounts
    "The payment should clear within 2 business days"
  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";
    - top
  10. Make free from confusion or ambiguity; make clear
    "Clear up the question of who is at fault";
    - clear up, shed light on, crystallize, crystallise [Brit], crystalize, crystalise [Brit], 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 cleared me $1 million";
    - net
  14. Make as a net profit
    "The company cleared $1 million";
    - net, sack, sack up
  15. Earn on some commercial or business transaction; earn as salary or wages
    "He clears $5,000 each month";
    - gain, take in, make, earn, realize, realise [Brit], 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";
    - acquit, assoil, discharge, exonerate, exculpate
  19. Settle, as of a debt
    "clear a debt";
    - solve
  20. Make clear, bright, light, or translucent
    "The water had to be cleared through filtering"
  21. (computing) rid of instructions or data
    "clear a memory buffer"
  22. Remove (people) from a building
    "clear the patrons from the theatre after the bomb threat"
  23. Remove the occupants of
    "Clear the building"
  24. Free (the throat) by making a rasping sound
    "Clear the throat";
    - clear up
Adverb: clear  kleer
  1. Completely
    "slept clear through the night"; "there were open fields clear to the horizon"; "read the book clear to the end";
    - all the way
  2. In an easily perceptible manner
    "She cried loud and clear";
    - clearly
Noun: clear  kleer
  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 clear";
    - open

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Anagrams containing the word clear

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