A clean page.
A clean joke.
An example of clean is to vacuum or dust.
A clean bill of health.
A clean edge; a smooth, clean joint.
A clean fighter; a clean competition.
Clean copy for the printer.
A clean getaway.
An example of clean is a room that has just been vacuumed and dusted.
An example of clean os someone who is in Alcoholics Anonymous and who has been sober for four months.
An example of clean is a joke that has no sexual connotations or adult material.
A clean kitchen floor; clean clothes.
A clean throw.
Wash the dishes clean.
Played the game clean.
A fuel that burns clean.
Clean forgot the appointment.
Clean a room; clean a suit.
Cleaned up the trash; cleaned off the stains.
Cleaned my plate.
A rough but clean contest.
A clean stroke.
A clean drain.
A clean sweep.
Are these dishes clean?
Your room is finally clean!
I want to make sure my fiancé is clean before we are married.
The cargo hold is clean.
Mister, I want to see a clean dinner plate or there'll be no dessert for you.
Clean land; clean timber.
This place needs a clean.
She just likes to clean. That’s why I married her.
- To eliminate or discard what is undesirable:The scandal forced the company to clean house.
- to empty so as to make clean
- to empty
- to make clean, neat, or orderly
- to make oneself clean and neat; get washed, combed, etc.
- to dispose of completely; finish
- to make much money or profit
- to defeat; beat
- to confess; tell the truth
Origin of clean
- Middle English clene from Old English clǣne
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English clene, clane, from Old English clǣne (“clean, pure, chaste, innocent, unencumbered, unfettered, hallowed, clear, open, honorable, true, acute, sagacious, intellectual”), from Proto-Germanic *klainiz (“shining, fine, splendid, tender”), from Proto-Indo-European *g(e)lēi- (“gleaming”), from Proto-Indo-European *gel- (“to gleam”). Cognate with Scots clean (“absolute, pure, clear, empty”) and clene, clane (“clean”), North Frisian klien (“small”), Dutch klein (“small”), Low German kleen (“small”), German klein (“small”), Swedish klen (“weak, feeble, delicate”), Icelandic klénn (“poor, feeble, petty, snug, puny, cheesy, lame”). Displaced Old English sȳfre (“clean, sober”), hlūtor (“pure, clear, clean, bright”).