- Clear is defined as a sky that is free from clouds, something that is easily seen through or an area that is empty or free of clutter.
- An example of clear is tap water.
- An example of clear is a countertop with nothing on it.
- The definition of clear is something that is easy or simple to understand.
An example of clear is a simple explanation for a math problem.
A green field under a clear sky.
clear definition by Webster's New World
- free from clouds or mist; bright; light: a clear day
- free from cloudiness, muddiness, etc.; transparent or pure; not turbid: a clear crystal, a clear red
- having no blemishes: a clear complexion
- not faint or blurred; easily seen or heard; sharply defined; distinct: a clear outline, clear tones
- perceiving acutely; keen or logical: a clear eye, a clear mind
- serene and calm: a clear countenance
- free from confusion or ambiguity; not obscure; easily understood: the meaning is clear
- obvious; unmistakable: a clear case of neglect
- certain; positive: to be clear on a point
- free from guilt or a charge of guilt; innocent: a clear conscience
- free from charges or deductions; net: to earn a clear $30,000
- free from debt or encumbrance: a clear title to the house
- free from qualification; absolute; complete: a clear victory
- free from contact; not entangled, confined, hindered, etc.: a style clear of cant
- free from impediment or obstruction; open: keep the fire lanes clear
- freed or emptied of freight or cargo
Origin: Middle English cler ; from Old French ; from Classical Latin clarus, origin, originally , clear-sounding, hence clear, bright: for Indo-European base see clamor
- in a clear manner; so as to be clear
- all the way; completely: it sank clear to the bottom
- to make clear or bright
- to free from impurities, blemishes, cloudiness, muddiness, etc.
- to make intelligible, plain, or lucid; clarify
- to decode or decipher
- to rid of obstructions, entanglements, or obstacles; open: to clear a path through snow
- to get rid of; remove
- to empty or unload: to clear a freighter of cargo
- to free (a person or thing) of or from something
- to free from a charge or a suspicion of guilt; prove the innocence of; acquit
- to pass or leap over, by, etc.
- to pass without contact: the tug cleared the bridge
- to discharge (a debt) by paying it
- to give or get clearance for
- to be passed or approved by: the plan cleared the committee
- to go through (a customs office)
- to handle and deal with (letters, files, etc.) properly
- to make (a given amount) as profit or earnings not subject to charges or deductions; net
- to make (the sight) clear or sharp
- to rid (the throat) of phlegm by hawking or coughing
- to rid (the voice) of hoarseness thus
- Banking to pass (a check, draft, etc.) through a clearinghouse
- to become clear, unclouded, etc.
- to pass away; vanish
- to get clearance, as a ship leaving a port
- Banking to be accepted or received through a clearinghouse, as a check, draft, etc.
clear definition by American Heritage Dictionary
adjective clear·er, clear·est
- Free from clouds, mist, or haze: a clear day.
- Not obscured or darkened; bright: clear daylight; a clear yellow.
- Easily seen through; transparent: clear water.
- Free from flaw, blemish, or impurity: a clear, perfect diamond; a clear record with the police.
- Free from impediment, obstruction, or hindrance; open: a clear view; a clear path to victory.
- Plain or evident to the mind; unmistakable: a clear case of cheating.
- Easily perceptible to the eye or ear; distinct.
- Discerning or perceiving easily; keen: a clear mind.
- Free from doubt or confusion; certain.
- Free from qualification or limitation; absolute: a clear winner.
- Free from guilt; untroubled: a clear conscience.
- Having been freed from contact, proximity, or connection: At last we were clear of the danger. The ship was clear of the reef.
- Free from charges or deductions; net: a clear profit.
- Containing nothing.
- Distinctly; clearly: spoke loud and clear.
- Out of the way; completely away: stood clear of the doors.
- Informal All the way; completely: slept clear through the night; read the book clear to the end.
- To make light, clear, or bright.
- To rid of impurities, blemishes, muddiness, or foreign matter.
- To free from confusion, doubt, or ambiguity; make plain or intelligible: cleared up the question of responsibility.
- a. To rid of objects or obstructions: clear the table; clear the road of debris.b. To make (a way or clearing) by removing obstructions: clear a path through the jungle.c. To remove (objects or obstructions): clear the dishes; clear snow from the road.
- a. To remove the occupants of: clear the theater.b. To remove (people): clear the children from the room.
- Sports a. To move or shoot (a ball or puck) away from the goal or out of the defensive zone.b. To clear a puck out of (the defensive zone), as in ice hockey.
- Computer Science a. To rid (a memory location or buffer, for example) of instructions or data.b. To remove (instructions or data) from memory.
- To free from a legal charge or imputation of guilt; acquit: cleared the suspect of the murder charge.
- To pass by, under, or over without contact: The boat cleared the dock.
- To settle (a debt).
- To gain (a given amount) as net profit or earnings.
- To pass (a bill of exchange, such as a check) through a clearing-house.
- a. To secure the approval of: The bill cleared the Senate.b. To authorize or approve: cleared the material for publication.
- To free (a ship or cargo) from legal detention at a harbor by fulfilling customs and harbor requirements.
- To give clearance or authorization to: cleared the plane to land.
- To free (the throat) of phlegm by making a rasping sound.
- To become clear: The sky cleared.
- To go away; disappear: The fog cleared.
- a. To exchange checks and bills or settle accounts through a clearing-house.b. To pass through the banking system and be debited and credited to the relevant accounts: The check cleared.
- To comply with customs and harbor requirements in discharging a cargo or in leaving or entering a port.
Origin: Middle English cler, from Old French, from Latin clārus, clear, bright; see kelə-2 in Indo-European roots.
- clearˈa·ble adjective
- clearˈer noun
- clearˈly adverb
- clearˈness noun
clear - Computer Definition
clear - Investment & Finance Definition
Describes a situation in which a trade has been matched with its appropriate buyer or seller, the payment has been made, and the product has been delivered.
clear - Phrases/Idioms
- to take away so as to leave a cleared space
- to go away; go out of sight
- to clear away
- to remove something from in order to make clear
- to clear by emptying
- â Informal to go away; depart
clear the airor clear the atmosphere
- to make or become clear
- to make orderly
- to become unclouded, sunny, etc. after being cloudy or stormy
- to explain
- to cure or become cured this will clear up your cold
in the clear
- free from enclosing or limiting obstructions
- Informal free from suspicion or guilt
clear the air
in the clear
- Free from burdens or dangers.
- Not subject to suspicion or accusations of guilt: The evidence showed that the suspect was in the clear.