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Definition of Clear


  1. Free from opaqueness; transparent; bright; light; luminous; unclouded.
  2. Free from ambiguity or indistinctness; lucid; perspicuous; plain; evident; manifest; indubitable.
  3. Able to perceive clearly; keen; acute; penetrating; discriminating; as, a clear intellect; a clear head.
  4. Not clouded with passion; serene; cheerful.
  5. Easily or distinctly heard; audible; canorous.
  6. Without mixture; entirely pure; as, clear sand.
  7. Without defect or blemish, such as freckles or knots; as, a clear complexion; clear lumber.
  8. Free from guilt or stain; unblemished.
  9. Without diminution; in full; net; as, clear profit.
  10. Free from impediment or obstruction; unobstructed; as, a clear view; to keep clear of debt.
  11. Free from embarrassment; detention, etc.
  12. 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.
  13. In a clear manner; plainly.
  14. Without limitation; wholly; quite; entirely; as, to cut a piece clear off.
  15. To render bright, transparent, or undimmed; to free from clouds.
  16. To free from impurities; to clarify; to cleanse.
  17. To free from obscurity or ambiguity; to relive of perplexity; to make perspicuous.
  18. To render more quick or acute, as the understanding; to make perspicacious.
  19. To free from impediment or incumbrance, from defilement, or from anything injurious, useless, or offensive; as, to clear land of trees or brushwood, or from stones; to clear the sight or the voice; to clear one's self from debt; -- often used with of, off, away, or out.
  20. To free from the imputation of guilt; to justify, vindicate, or acquit; -- often used with from before the thing imputed.
  21. To leap or pass by, or over, without touching or failure; as, to clear a hedge; to clear a reef.
  22. To gain without deduction; to net.
  23. To become free from clouds or fog; to become fair; -- often followed by up, off, or away.
  24. To disengage one's self from incumbrances, distress, or entanglements; to become free.
  25. To make exchanges of checks and bills, and settle balances, as is done in a clearing house.
  26. To obtain a clearance; as, the steamer cleared for Liverpool to-day.

Clear Quotations

To keep the body in good health is a duty... otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.

My favorite things in life don't cost any money. It's really clear that the most precious resource we all have is time.
Steve Jobs

My father was very disappointed by war and fighting. And he thought language could help us out of cycles of revenge and animosity. And so, as a journalist, he always found himself asking lots of questions and trying to gather information. He was always very clear to underscore the fact that Jewish people and Arab people were brother and sister.
Naomi Shihab Nye

When your values are clear to you, making decisions becomes easier.
Roy E. Disney

Keep close to Nature's heart... and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.
John Muir
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Clear Translations

clear in Afrikaans is helder, opklaar
clear in Danish is tydelig, lys, klar
clear in Dutch is licht, klaar, hel
clear in French is net, ramoner, clair
clear in German is klar, reinigen
clear in Italian is forbire, sereno, esente, distinto
clear in Latin is lucidus, evidens, clarus, perspicuus
clear in Norwegian is klar
clear in Portuguese is cancele, claro
clear in Spanish is franco, dilucido, claro, aligerarse
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