Clear meaning

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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.

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Free from impediment, obstruction, or hindrance; open.

A clear view; a clear path to victory.

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To make clear or bright.
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Free from guilt or a charge of guilt; innocent.

A clear conscience.

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To free from impurities, blemishes, cloudiness, muddiness, etc.
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Free from flaw, blemish, or impurity.

A clear, perfect diamond; a clear record with the police.

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Discerning or perceiving easily; keen.

A clear mind.

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To gain (a given amount) as net profit or earnings.
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To pass (a bill of exchange, such as a check) through a clearing-house.
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To free (a ship or cargo) from legal detention at a harbor by fulfilling customs and harbor requirements.
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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.

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Free from clouds, mist, or haze.

A clear day.

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Not obscured or darkened; bright.

Clear daylight; a clear yellow.

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Plain or evident to the mind; unmistakable.

A clear case of cheating.

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Easily perceptible to the eye or ear; distinct.

The clear call of a songbird.

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Free from doubt or confusion; certain.

His meaning is clear.

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Free from qualification or limitation; absolute.

A clear winner.

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Free from guilt; untroubled.

A clear conscience.

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Having been freed from contact, proximity, or connection.

At last we were clear of the danger. The ship was clear of the reef.

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Free from charges or deductions; net.

A clear profit.

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Containing nothing.

The ship's hold was clear.

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Distinctly; clearly.

Spoke loud and clear.

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Out of the way; completely away.

Stood clear of the doors.

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(informal) All the way; completely.

Slept clear through the night; read the book clear to the end.

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To make light, clear, or bright.

The wind cleared the sky of clouds.

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To rid of impurities, blemishes, muddiness, or foreign matter.

The new filter cleared the water.

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To free from confusion, doubt, or ambiguity; make plain or intelligible.

Cleared up the question of responsibility.

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To free from a legal charge or imputation of guilt; acquit.

Cleared the suspect of the murder charge.

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To pass by, under, or over without contact.

The boat cleared the dock.

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To settle (a debt).
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To give clearance or authorization to.

Cleared the plane to land.

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To free (the throat) of phlegm by making a rasping sound.
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To become clear.

The sky cleared.

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To go away; disappear.

The fog cleared.

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To comply with customs and harbor requirements in discharging a cargo or in leaving or entering a port.
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A clear or open space.
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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.

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Having no blemishes.

A clear complexion.

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Not faint or blurred; easily seen or heard; sharply defined; distinct.

A clear outline, clear tones.

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Perceiving acutely; keen or logical.

A clear eye, a clear mind.

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Serene and calm.

A clear countenance.

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Free from confusion or ambiguity; not obscure; easily understood.

The meaning is clear.

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Obvious; unmistakable.

A clear case of neglect.

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Certain; positive.

To be clear on a point.

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Free from charges or deductions; net.

To earn a clear $30,000

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Free from debt or encumbrance.

A clear title to the house.

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Free from qualification; absolute; complete.

A clear victory.

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Free from contact; not entangled, confined, hindered, etc.

A style clear of cant.

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Free from impediment or obstruction; open.

Keep the fire lanes clear.

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Freed or emptied of freight or cargo.
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In a clear manner; so as to be clear.
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All the way; completely.

It sank clear to the bottom.

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To rid of obstructions, entanglements, or obstacles; open.

To clear a path through snow.

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To get rid of; remove.
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To empty or unload.

To clear a freighter of cargo.

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To free (a person or thing) of or from something.
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To free from a charge or a suspicion of guilt; prove the innocence of; acquit.
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To pass or leap over, by, etc.
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To pass without contact.

The tug cleared the bridge.

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To discharge (a debt) by paying it.
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To give or get clearance for.
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To be passed or approved by.

The plan cleared the committee.

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To go through (a customs office)
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To handle and deal with (letters, files, etc.) properly.
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To make (a given amount) as profit or earnings not subject to charges or deductions; net.
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To make (the sight) clear or sharp.
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(banking) To pass (a check, draft, etc.) through a clearinghouse.
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To become clear, unclouded, etc.
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To pass away; vanish.
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To get clearance, as a ship leaving a port.
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(banking) To be accepted or received through a clearinghouse, as a check, draft, etc.
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A clear space.
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Stand clear!
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See Clearwire and Kleer.
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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.
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As clear as crystal.

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The windshield was clear and clean.

Congress passed the President’s Clear Skies legislation.

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Free of obstacles.

The driver had mistakenly thought the intersection was clear.

The coast is clear.

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Without clouds.

Clear weather; a clear day.

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(meteorology) Of the sky, such that less than one eighth of its area is obscured by clouds.
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Free of ambiguity or doubt.

He gave clear instructions not to bother him at work.

Do I make myself clear? Crystal clear.

I'm still not quite clear on what some of these words mean.

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Distinct, sharp, well-marked.
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(figuratively) Free of guilt, or suspicion.

A clear conscience.

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(of a soup) Without a thickening ingredient.
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Possessing little or no perceptible stimulus.

Clear of texture; clear of odor.

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(Scientology) Free from the influence of engrams; see Clear (Scientology).
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Able to perceive clearly; keen; acute; penetrating; discriminating.

A clear intellect; a clear head.

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Not clouded with passion; serene; cheerful.
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Easily or distinctly heard; audible.
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Unmixed; entirely pure.

Clear sand.

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Without defects or blemishes, such as freckles or knots.

A clear complexion; clear lumber.

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Without diminution; in full; net.

A clear profit.

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All the way; entirely.

I threw it clear across the river to the other side.

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Not near something or touching it.

Stand clear of the rails, a train is coming.

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Free (separate) from others.
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1988, Salman Rushdie, The Satanic Verses.

I want you to know how he spoke: he spoke loud, and he spoke clear.

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1992, Orson Scott Card, Cruel Miracles.

Can't they see for themselves? Course not. Looks like dust to them, so they can't see it clear at all.

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2005, Sammatha Crosby Scott, There's a War Inside of Me, page 111.

I would get very short with people and speak clear of my feelings without consideration of their feelings.

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2009, Stephen James Shore, Annalea A Princess in Exile, page 160.

Then I heard clear your mother's voice, crying out in distress!

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2010, Jack Mayatt, A Better Man: An Inspirational Book, page 20.

Now when God called him, Moses told God immediately that he could not speak clear enough to be this leader.

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To remove obstructions or impediments from.
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(ergative) To become freed from obstructions.

When the road cleared we continued our journey.

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To eliminate ambiguity or doubt from a matter; to clarify; especially, to clear up.
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To remove from suspicion, especially of having committed a crime.

The court cleared the man of murder.

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To pass without interference; to miss.

The door just barely clears the table as it closes.

The leaping horse easily cleared the hurdles.

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(intransitive) To become clear.

After a heavy rain, the sky cleared nicely for the evening.

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(intransitive) Of a check or financial transaction, to go through as payment; to be processed so that the money is transferred.

The check might not clear for a couple of days.

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(business) To earn a profit of; to net.

He's been clearing seven thousand a week.

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To obtain permission to use (a sample of copyrighted audio) in another track.
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To disengage oneself from incumbrances, distress, or entanglements; to become free.
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To obtain a clearance.

The steamer cleared for Liverpool today.

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(sports) To defend by hitting (kicking, throwing, heading etc.) the ball (puck) from the defending goal.
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To fell all trees of a forest.
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(computing) To reset or unset; to return to an empty state or to zero.

To clear an array.

To clear a single bit (binary digit) in a value.

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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.

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(Scientology) An idea state of beingness free of unwanted influences.
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Easily seen through; transparent.

Clear water.

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clear the air
  • To dispel differences or emotional tensions.
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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.
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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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clear the air
  • to get rid of emotional tensions, misunderstandings, etc.
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clear up
  • 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.
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in the clear
  • free from enclosing or limiting obstructions
  • free from suspicion or guilt
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stand clear
  • to stand, or to move oneself, out of the way
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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”)).

    From Wiktionary