An example of clear is tap water.
An example of clear is a countertop with nothing on it.
A clear view; a clear path to victory.
A clear conscience.
A clear, perfect diamond; a clear record with the police.
A clear mind.
An example of clear is a simple explanation for a math problem.
A clear day.
Clear daylight; a clear yellow.
A clear case of cheating.
The clear call of a songbird.
His meaning is clear.
A clear winner.
A clear conscience.
At last we were clear of the danger. The ship was clear of the reef.
A clear profit.
The ship's hold was clear.
Spoke loud and clear.
Stood clear of the doors.
Slept clear through the night; read the book clear to the end.
The wind cleared the sky of clouds.
The new filter cleared the water.
Cleared up the question of responsibility.
Cleared the suspect of the murder charge.
The boat cleared the dock.
Cleared the plane to land.
The sky cleared.
The fog cleared.
A clear day.
A clear crystal, a clear red.
A clear complexion.
A clear outline, clear tones.
A clear eye, a clear mind.
A clear countenance.
The meaning is clear.
A clear case of neglect.
To be clear on a point.
To earn a clear $30,000
A clear title to the house.
A clear victory.
A style clear of cant.
Keep the fire lanes clear.
It sank clear to the bottom.
To clear a path through snow.
To clear a freighter of cargo.
The tug cleared the bridge.
The plan cleared the committee.
The driver had mistakenly thought the intersection was clear.
The coast is clear.
A clear intellect; a clear head.
A clear complexion; clear lumber.
I want you to know how he spoke: he spoke loud, and he spoke clear.
Can't they see for themselves? Course not. Looks like dust to them, so they can't see it clear at all.
I would get very short with people and speak clear of my feelings without consideration of their feelings.
Then I heard clear your mother's voice, crying out in distress!
Now when God called him, Moses told God immediately that he could not speak clear enough to be this leader.
The court cleared the man of murder.
The door just barely clears the table as it closes.
The leaping horse easily cleared the hurdles.
After a heavy rain, the sky cleared nicely for the evening.
A room ten feet square in the clear.
- To dispel differences or emotional tensions.
- Free from burdens or dangers.
- Not subject to suspicion or accusations of guilt:The evidence showed that the suspect was actually in the clear.
- 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
- to go away; depart
- to get rid of emotional tensions, misunderstandings, etc.
- to make or become clear
- to make orderly
- to become unclouded, sunny, etc. after being cloudy or stormy
- to explain
- to cure or become curedThis will clear up your cold.
- free from enclosing or limiting obstructions
- free from suspicion or guilt
- to stand, or to move oneself, out of the way
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of clear
- Middle English cler from Old French from Latin clārus clear, bright kelə-2 in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Middle English clere, from Anglo-Norman cler, from Old French cler (Modern French clair), from Latin clarus. Displaced native Middle English schir (“clear, pure”) (from Old English scīr (“clear, bright”)), Middle English skere (“clear, sheer”) (from Old English scǣre and Old Norse skǣr (“sheer, clear, pure”)), Middle English smolt (“clear (of mind), serene”) (from Old English smolt (“peaceful, serene”)).