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clear - Dictionary definition and meaning for word clear

Definition
(noun) the state of being free of suspicion
Example Sentence
  • investigation showed that he was in the clear

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(noun) a clear or unobstructed space or expanse of land or water
Synonyms : open
Example Sentence
  • finally broke out of the forest into the open

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(verb) rid of obstructions
Synonyms : unclutter
Example Sentence
  • Clear your desk

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(verb) make a way or path by removing objects
Example Sentence
  • Clear a path through the dense forest

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(verb) become clear
Synonyms : brighten , clear up , light up
Example Sentence
  • The sky cleared after the storm

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(verb) grant authorization or clearance for
Synonyms : authorise , authorize , pass
Example Sentence
  • Clear the manuscript for publication
  • The rock star never authorized this slanderous biography

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(verb) remove
Example Sentence
  • clear the leaves from the lawn
  • Clear snow from the road

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(verb) go unchallenged; be approved
Synonyms : pass
Example Sentence
  • The bill cleared the House

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(verb) be debited and credited to the proper bank accounts
Example Sentence
  • The check will clear within 2 business days

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(verb) go away or disappear
Example Sentence
  • The fog cleared in the afternoon

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(verb) pass by, over, or under without making contact
Synonyms : top
Example Sentence
  • the balloon cleared the tree tops

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(verb) make free from confusion or ambiguity; make clear
Example Sentence
  • Could you clarify these remarks?
  • Clear up the question of who is at fault

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(verb) free from payment of customs duties, as of a shipment
Example Sentence
  • Clear the ship and let it dock

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(verb) clear from impurities, blemishes, pollution, etc.
Example Sentence
  • clear the water before it can be drunk

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(verb) yield as a net profit
Synonyms : net
Example Sentence
  • This sale netted me $1 million

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(verb) make as a net profit
Synonyms : net , sack , sack up
Example Sentence
  • The company cleared $1 million

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(verb) earn on some commercial or business transaction; earn as salary or wages
Synonyms : bring in , earn , gain , make , pull in , realise , realize , take in
Example Sentence
  • How much do you make a month in your new job?
  • She earns a lot in her new job
  • this merger brought in lots of money
  • He clears $5,000 each month

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(verb) sell
Example Sentence
  • We cleared a lot of the old model cars

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(verb) pass an inspection or receive authorization
Example Sentence
  • clear customs

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(verb) pronounce not guilty of criminal charges
Example Sentence
  • The suspect was cleared of the murder charges

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(verb) settle, as of a debt
Synonyms : solve
Example Sentence
  • clear a debt
  • solve an old debt

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(verb) make clear, bright, light, or translucent
Example Sentence
  • The water had to be cleared through filtering

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(verb) rid of instructions or data
Example Sentence
  • clear a memory buffer

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(verb) remove (people) from a building
Example Sentence
  • clear the patrons from the theater after the bomb threat

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(verb) remove the occupants of
Example Sentence
  • Clear the building

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(verb) free (the throat) by making a rasping sound
Synonyms : clear up
Example Sentence
  • Clear the throat

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(adj) readily apparent to the mind
Example Sentence
  • a clear and present danger
  • a clear explanation
  • a clear case of murder
  • a clear indication that she was angry
  • gave us a clear idea of human nature

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(adj) free from confusion or doubt
Example Sentence
  • a complex problem requiring a clear head
  • not clear about what is expected of us

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(adj) affording free passage or view
Synonyms : open
Example Sentence
  • a clear view
  • a clear path to victory
  • open waters
  • the open countryside

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(adj) allowing light to pass through
Example Sentence
  • clear water
  • clear plastic bags
  • clear glass
  • the air is clear and clean

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(adj) free from contact or proximity or connection
Example Sentence
  • we were clear of the danger
  • the ship was clear of the reef

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(adj) characterized by freedom from troubling thoughts (especially guilt)
Example Sentence
  • a clear conscience
  • regarded her questioner with clear untroubled eyes

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(adj) (of sound or color) free from anything that dulls or dims
Synonyms : clean , light , unclouded
Example Sentence
  • efforts to obtain a clean bass in orchestral recordings
  • clear laughter like a waterfall
  • clear reds and blues
  • a light lilting voice like a silver bell

Definition
(adj) (especially of a title) free from any encumbrance or limitation that presents a question of fact or law
Synonyms : unmortgaged
Example Sentence
  • I have clear title to this property

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(adj) clear and distinct to the senses; easily perceptible
Synonyms : clean-cut , clear-cut
Example Sentence
  • as clear as a whistle
  • clear footprints in the snow
  • the letter brought back a clear image of his grandfather
  • a spire clean-cut against the sky
  • a clear-cut pattern

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(adj) accurately stated or described
Synonyms : well-defined
Example Sentence
  • a set of well-defined values

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(adj) free from clouds or mist or haze
Example Sentence
  • on a clear day

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(adj) free of restrictions or qualifications
Synonyms : clean
Example Sentence
  • a clean bill of health
  • a clear winner

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(adj) free from flaw or blemish or impurity
Example Sentence
  • a clear perfect diamond
  • the clear complexion of a healthy young woman

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(adj) clear of charges or deductions
Example Sentence
  • a clear profit

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(adj) easily deciphered
Synonyms : decipherable , readable

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(adj) freed from any question of guilt
Example Sentence
  • is absolved from all blame
  • was now clear of the charge of cowardice
  • his official honor is vindicated

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(adj) characterized by ease and quickness in perceiving
Synonyms : percipient
Example Sentence
  • clear mind
  • a percipient author

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(adv) completely
Synonyms : all the way
Example Sentence
  • read the book clear to the end
  • slept clear through the night
  • there were open fields clear to the horizon

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(adv) in an easily perceptible manner
Synonyms : clearly
Example Sentence
  • could be seen clearly under the microscope
  • She cried loud and clear

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