Definition of Clear

1. Noun. The state of being free of suspicion. "Investigation showed that he was in the clear"

Generic synonyms: Innocence

2. Verb. Rid of obstructions. "They clear the path of the snow"; "Clear your desk"
Exact synonyms: Unclutter
Generic synonyms: Alter, Change, Modify
Also: Clear Away, Clear Off
Antonyms: Clutter

3. Adjective. Readily apparent to the mind. "Gave us a clear idea of human nature"

4. Adverb. Completely. "There were open fields clear to the horizon"
Exact synonyms: All The Way

5. Noun. A clear or unobstructed space or expanse of land or water. "Finally broke out of the forest into the open"
Exact synonyms: Open
Generic synonyms: Area, Country
Derivative terms: Open

6. Verb. Make a way or path by removing objects. "Clear a path through the dense forest"
Generic synonyms: Create, Make
Derivative terms: Clearing

7. Adjective. Free from confusion or doubt. "Not clear about what is expected of us"
Similar to: Clear-thinking, Clearheaded
Derivative terms: Clearness

8. Adverb. In an easily perceptible manner. "She cried loud and clear"
Exact synonyms: Clearly

9. Verb. Become clear. "The sky cleared after the storm"
Exact synonyms: Brighten, Clear Up, Light Up
Antonyms: Overcast

10. Adjective. Affording free passage or view. "The open countryside"
Exact synonyms: Open
Similar to: Unobstructed
Derivative terms: Clarity, Open, Openness

11. Verb. Grant authorization or clearance for. "The rock star never authorized this slanderous biography"

12. Adjective. Allowing light to pass through. "The air is clear and clean"

13. Verb. Remove. "They clear the snow from the path"; "Clear snow from the road"
Generic synonyms: Remove, Take, Take Away, Withdraw
Related verbs: Unclutter
Specialized synonyms: Bare, Denudate, Denude, Strip, Clear-cut, Stump, Deforest, Disafforest, Disforest
Derivative terms: Clearing

14. Adjective. Free from contact or proximity or connection. "The ship was clear of the reef"
Similar to: Free

15. Verb. Go unchallenged; be approved. "The bill cleared the House"
Exact synonyms: Pass
Generic synonyms: Bring Home The Bacon, Come Through, Deliver The Goods, Succeed, Win

16. Adjective. Characterized by freedom from troubling thoughts (especially guilt). "Regarded her questioner with clear untroubled eyes"
Similar to: Untroubled

17. Verb. Be debited and credited to the proper bank accounts. "The check will clear within 2 business days"
Antonyms: Bounce

18. Adjective. (of sound or color) free from anything that dulls or dims. "A light lilting voice like a silver bell"
Exact synonyms: Clean, Light, Unclouded
Similar to: Pure
Derivative terms: Clarity, Clearness, Uncloudedness

19. Verb. Go away or disappear. "The fog cleared in the afternoon"
Generic synonyms: Disappear, Go Away, Vanish

20. Adjective. (especially of a title) free from any encumbrance or limitation that presents a question of fact or law. "I have clear title to this property"
Exact synonyms: Unmortgaged
Similar to: Unencumbered

21. Verb. Pass by, over, or under without making contact. "The balloon cleared the tree tops"
Exact synonyms: Top
Generic synonyms: Overhaul, Overtake, Pass
Specialized synonyms: Hop
Derivative terms: Clearance, Top, Top

22. Adjective. Clear and distinct to the senses; easily perceptible. "A clear-cut pattern"
Exact synonyms: Clean-cut, Clear-cut
Similar to: Distinct
Derivative terms: Clearness, Clearcutness

23. Verb. Make free from confusion or ambiguity; make clear. "Clear up the question of who is at fault"

24. Adjective. Accurately stated or described. "A set of well-defined values"
Exact synonyms: Well-defined
Derivative terms: Clarity, Clearness
Antonyms: Ill-defined

25. Verb. Free from payment of customs duties, as of a shipment. "Clear the ship and let it dock"
Generic synonyms: Discharge, Free

26. Adjective. Free from clouds or mist or haze. "On a clear day"
Category relationships: Meteorology
Similar to: Cloudless, Unclouded, Fair, Serene
Derivative terms: Clarity, Clearness
Antonyms: Cloudy

27. Verb. Clear from impurities, blemishes, pollution, etc.. "Clear the water before it can be drunk"
Generic synonyms: Disembarrass, Free, Rid
Derivative terms: Clearing

28. Adjective. Free of restrictions or qualifications. "A clear winner"
Exact synonyms: Clean
Similar to: Unqualified

29. Verb. Yield as a net profit. "This sale netted me $1 million"
Exact synonyms: Net
Related verbs: Net, Sack, Sack Up
Generic synonyms: Bear, Pay, Yield
Derivative terms: Net

30. Adjective. Free from flaw or blemish or impurity. "The clear complexion of a healthy young woman"
Similar to: Perfect
Derivative terms: Clearness

31. Verb. Make as a net profit. "The company cleared $1 million"
Exact synonyms: Net, Sack, Sack Up
Related verbs: Bring In, Earn, Gain, Make, Pull In, Realise, Realize, Take In, Net
Generic synonyms: Benefit, Gain, Profit

32. Adjective. Clear of charges or deductions. "A clear profit"
Similar to: Net, Nett

33. Verb. Earn on some commercial or business transaction; earn as salary or wages. "They clear the money "; "He clears $5,000 each month"
Exact synonyms: Bring In, Earn, Gain, Make, Pull In, Realise, Realize, Take In
Related verbs: Make, Net, Sack, Sack Up
Generic synonyms: Acquire, Get
Specialized synonyms: Eke Out, Squeeze Out, Profit, Turn A Profit, Rake Off, Bring Home, Take Home, Rake In, Shovel In, Gross, Bear, Pay, Yield
Derivative terms: Earner, Gainer

34. Adjective. Easily deciphered.
Exact synonyms: Decipherable, Readable
Similar to: Legible
Derivative terms: Clarity, Clearness, Readability, Readability

35. Verb. Sell. "We cleared a lot of the old model cars"
Category relationships: Commerce, Commercialism, Mercantilism
Generic synonyms: Sell

36. Adjective. Freed from any question of guilt. "His official honor is vindicated"
Exact synonyms: Absolved, Cleared, Exculpated, Exonerated, Vindicated
Similar to: Clean-handed, Guiltless, Innocent
Derivative terms: Clearness

37. Verb. Pass an inspection or receive authorization. "Clear customs"
Generic synonyms: Pass

38. Adjective. Characterized by ease and quickness in perceiving. "A percipient author"
Exact synonyms: Percipient
Similar to: Discerning
Derivative terms: Clearness, Perceive

39. Verb. Pronounce not guilty of criminal charges. "They want to clear the prisoners "; "The suspect was cleared of the murder charges"
Exact synonyms: Acquit, Assoil, Discharge, Exculpate, Exonerate
Entails: Evaluate, Judge, Pass Judgment
Specialized synonyms: Vindicate, Whitewash, Purge
Generic synonyms: Judge, Label, Pronounce
Derivative terms: Acquittal, Clearing, Exculpation, Exculpatory, Exoneration, Exoneration, Exonerative
Antonyms: Convict

40. Verb. Settle, as of a debt. "Solve an old debt"
Exact synonyms: Solve
Generic synonyms: Determine, Settle, Square Off, Square Up
Derivative terms: Solvent

41. Verb. Make clear, bright, light, or translucent. "The water had to be cleared through filtering"
Generic synonyms: Alter, Change, Modify
Derivative terms: Clearing

42. Verb. Rid of instructions or data. "Clear a memory buffer"
Category relationships: Computer Science, Computing
Generic synonyms: Empty

43. Verb. Remove (people) from a building. "Clear the patrons from the theater after the bomb threat"
Generic synonyms: Move Out, Remove, Take Out

44. Verb. Remove the occupants of. "Clear the building"
Generic synonyms: Empty

45. Verb. Free (the throat) by making a rasping sound. "Clear the throat"
Exact synonyms: Clear Up
Generic synonyms: Remove, Take, Take Away, Withdraw

Definition of Clear

1. a. Free from opaqueness; transparent; bright; light; luminous; unclouded.

2. n. Full extent; distance between extreme limits; especially; the distance between the nearest surfaces of two bodies, or the space between walls; as, a room ten feet square in the clear.

3. adv. In a clear manner; plainly.

4. v. t. To render bright, transparent, or undimmed; to free from clouds.

5. v. i. To become free from clouds or fog; to become fair; -- often followed by up, off, or away.

Definition of Clear

1. Noun. (Scientology) An idea state of beingness free of unwanted influences. ¹

2. Adjective. Completely transparent in colour ¹

3. Adjective. Bright, not dark or obscured. ¹

4. Adjective. Free of obstacles. ¹

5. Adjective. Without clouds. ¹

6. Adjective. Free of ambiguity or doubt. ¹

7. Adjective. (figuratively) Free of guilt, or suspicion. ¹

8. Adjective. (meteorology) Of the sky, such that less than one eighth of its area is obscured by clouds. ¹

9. Adjective. (context: of a soup) Without a thickening ingredient. ¹

10. Adjective. Possessing little or no perceptible stimuli ¹

11. Adjective. (Scientology) Free from the influence of engrams; see (w Clear (Scientology)). ¹

12. Adverb. All the way; entirely. ¹

13. Adverb. Not near something or touching it. ¹

14. Adverb. free (or separate) from others ¹

15. Verb. (transitive) To remove obstructions or impediments. ¹

16. Verb. (transitive) To eliminate ambiguity or doubt from a matter; to clarify; especially, to clear up. ¹

17. Verb. (transitive) To remove from suspicion; especially of having committed a crime ¹

18. Verb. (transitive) To pass without interference; to miss. ¹

19. Verb. (intransitive) To become clear. ¹

20. Verb. (intransitive) Of a check or financial transaction, to go through as payment; to be processed so that the money is transferred. ¹

21. Verb. (transitive business) To earn a profit of; to net. ¹

22. Verb. (transitive) To obtain permission to use (a sample of copyrighted audio) in another track. ¹

23. Verb. (sports) To defend by hitting (or kicking, throwing, heading etc.) the ball (or puck) from the defending goal. ¹

24. Verb. to fell all trees of a forest. ¹

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Definition of Clear

1. clean and pure [adj CLEARER, CLEAREST] / to remove obstructions [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Clear

cleansing agent
cleansing cream
cleanup hitter
cleanup hitters
cleanup position
cleanup spot
clear (current term)
clear-air turbulence
clear and convincing evidence
clear and present danger
clear as a bell

Literary usage of Clear

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke (1894)
"The first is, that some are clear and others obscure; some distinct and others ... clear and 2. The perception of the mind being most aptly explained ..."

2. The Voyage of the Beagle by Charles Darwin (1909)
"Captain Fitz Roy hailed him, in a loud clear voice, to anchor where he then was. The poor man must have thought the voice came from the shore: such a Babel ..."

3. Homerica, Emendations and Elucidations of the Odyssey by Thomas Leyden Agar (1908)
"is perhaps right, but undoubtedly the clear positiveness of the subjunctive ... and not 178' са-аша-fv (Bekker) is right here, is abundantly clear from 1. ..."

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