- an act or instance of clearing
- the clear space or distance between moving objects or mechanical parts, or between a moving object and that which it passes through, over, under, etc.
- official, esp. governmental, authorization allowing a person to examine classified documents, participate in confidential projects, etc.
- a certificate from the collector of customs authorizing a ship to enter or leave portalso clearance papers
- the act or process of meeting the requirements for getting this certificate
- a certificate from the collector of customs authorizing a ship to enter or leave port
- Aeron. permission, usually from a control tower, to take off, land, etc.
- Banking the adjustment of debits and credits, exchange of checks, etc. in a clearinghouse
- The definition of clearance is up for sale.
An example of clearance used as an adjective is in the phrase "clearance items."
- Clearance means space between, or authorization, or items on sale.
- An example of a clearance is a pathway through the woods.
- An example of clearance is a document allowing a person into a government building.
- An example of clearance is a regularly priced $50 t-shirt up for sale at $10.
- The act or process of clearing.
- A space cleared; a clearing.
- a. The amount of space or distance by which a moving object clears something.b. The height or width of a passage: an underpass with a 13-foot clearance.
- An intervening space or distance allowing free play, as between machine parts.
- Permission for an aircraft, ship, or other vehicle to proceed, as after an inspection of equipment or cargo or during certain traffic conditions.
- Official certification of blamelessness, trustworthiness, or suitability.
- A sale, generally at reduced prices, to dispose of old merchandise.
- The passage of checks and other bills of exchange through a clearing-house.
- a. The removal by the kidneys of a substance from blood plasma.b. Renal clearance.
(countable and uncountable, plural clearances)
- The act of clearing or something (such as a space) cleared
- The distance between two moving objects, especially between parts of a machine
- The height or width of a tunnel, bridge or other passage, or the distance between a vehicle and the walls or roof of such passage; a gap, headroom.
- A permission for a vehicle to proceed, or for a person to travel.
- The plane got clearance from air traffic control, and we were off.
- He got clearance to travel to America, even though he had previous links to terrorists
- A permission to have access to sensitive or secret documents or other information
- A sale of merchandise at a reduced price.
- (banking, finance) The settlement of transactions involving securities or means of payment such as checks by means of a clearing house.
- (medicine) The removal of harmful substances from the blood; renal clearance.
- (sports, billiards, snooker, pool) The act of potting all the remaining balls on a table at one visit.
- (soccer) The act of kicking a ball away from the goal one is defending.
- (chess) Removal of pieces from a rank, file or diagonal so that a bishop, rook or queen is free to move along it.
- Clear or net profit.
clear + -ance
- Start out someplace besides the clearance rack for once.
- The permit is withdrawn if the clearance is not obtained within three years.
- If the clearance is effected without the necessary permit, the land is nevertheless granted on application, and on the payment of the tapu or sum paid by the proprietor to the state for the value of the land.
- Guns without dispart sights cannot be layed at elevations below the clearance angle.
- Amenophis reigned twenty-six years and left his throne to his son Tethmosis IV., who is best remembered by a granite tablet recording his clearance of the Great Sphinx.