Definition of Clearing

1. Noun. A tract of land with few or no trees in the middle of a wooded area.

Exact synonyms: Glade
Generic synonyms: Parcel, Parcel Of Land, Piece Of Ground, Piece Of Land, Tract
Derivative terms: Clear, Clear

2. Noun. The act of freeing from suspicion.
Generic synonyms: Freeing, Liberation, Release
Specialized synonyms: Purgation, Purge, Purging, Exoneration, Vindication, Whitewash
Derivative terms: Clear

3. Noun. The act of removing solid particles from a liquid.
Exact synonyms: Clarification
Generic synonyms: Improvement
Derivative terms: Clarify, Clear, Clear

Definition of Clearing

1. n. The act or process of making clear.

Definition of Clearing

1. Verb. (present participle of clear) ¹

2. Noun. The act or process of making or becoming clear. ¹

3. Noun. An area of land within a wood or forest devoid of trees. ¹

4. Noun. An open space in the fog etc. ¹

5. Noun. (banking finance) A process of exchanging transaction information and authorisation through a central institution or system to complete and settle those transactions. ¹

6. Noun. (telecommunication) A sequence of events used to disconnect a call, and return to the ready state. ¹

7. Noun. (British) The period in which remaining university places are allocated to remaining students. ¹

8. Noun. (soccer) The act of removing the ball from one's own goal area by kicking it. ¹

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Definition of Clearing

1. an open space [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Clearing

cleared out
clearing (current term)
clearing bank
clearing banks
clearing factors
clearing house
clearing houses
clearing medium
clearing out
clearing the decks

Literary usage of Clearing

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

1. Cyclopaedia of Political Science, Political Economy, and of the Political by John Joseph Lalor (1883)
"The New York clearing house was founded Oct. 11, 1853, with 52 banks. ... There is a clearing house in every important city in the United Slates, ..."

2. An Introduction to the Study of the Comparative Anatomy of Animals: A by Gilbert Charles Bourne, Arthur Bolles Lee (1900)
"The majority of them are essential oils. clearing agents are liquids whose function it is to make microscopic preparations ..."

3. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1906)
"In order to accomplish the purpose of its existence the clearing house association was an agent, for a limited purpose, of the banks composing the ..."

4. An Almanack for the Year of Our Lord by Joseph Whitaker (1869)
"Е.С.З. The Committee consists of the Chairmen of the eleven clearing Banks listed In the ... The Committee controls the London Bankers' clearing House. ..."

5. The Yale Review by Yale University, George Park Fisher, George Burton Adams, Henry Walcott Farnam, Arthur Twining Hadley, John Christopher Schwab, William Fremont Blackman, Edward Gaylord Bourne, Irving Fisher, Henry Crosby Emery, Wilbur Lucius Cross (1894)
"These are certificates of deposit issued by the clearing house to any bank that needs them, and secured by such securities as may be acceptable to the ..."

6. Journal of the Statistical Society of London by Statistical Society (Great Britain) (1856)
"The proportion of the transactions of bankers which passes through the clearing House to that which does not. To obtain some knowledge of the total amount ..."

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