Clear Definition

cleared, clearest, clearing, clears, clearer
clearest, clearer
Free from clouds or mist; bright; light.
A clear day.
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Free from cloudiness, muddiness, etc.; transparent or pure; not turbid.
A clear crystal, a clear red.
Webster's New World
Not obscured or darkened; bright.
Clear daylight; a clear yellow.
American Heritage
Not faint or blurred; easily seen or heard; sharply defined; distinct.
A clear outline, clear tones.
Webster's New World
Having no blemishes.
A clear complexion.
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Distinctly; clearly.
Spoke loud and clear.
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In a clear manner; so as to be clear.
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Out of the way; completely away.
Stood clear of the doors.
American Heritage
All the way; completely.
It sank clear to the bottom.
Webster's New World

Not near something or touching it.

Stand clear of the rails, a train is coming.
cleared, clearing, clears
To make clear or bright.
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To free from impurities, blemishes, cloudiness, muddiness, etc.
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To make intelligible, plain, or lucid; clarify.
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To decode or decipher.
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To rid of obstructions, entanglements, or obstacles; open.
To clear a path through snow.
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A clear space.
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(carpentry) Full extent; distance between extreme limits; especially; the distance between the nearest surfaces of two bodies, or the space between walls.
A room ten feet square in the clear.

(Scientology) An idea state of beingness free of unwanted influences.

Stand clear!
Webster's New World
clear the air
  • To dispel differences or emotional tensions.
American Heritage
in the clear
  • Free from burdens or dangers.
  • Not subject to suspicion or accusations of guilt:

    The evidence showed that the suspect was actually in the clear.

American Heritage
clear away
  • to take away so as to leave a cleared space
  • to go away; go out of sight
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clear off
  • to clear away
  • to remove something from in order to make clear
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clear out
  • to clear by emptying
  • to go away; depart
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Other Word Forms of Clear


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Origin of Clear

  • 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”)).

    From Wiktionary

  • 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

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