Definitions for cleanklin

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

cleanklin(adj. and adv.)clean•er, clean•est

  1. free from dirt; not soiled or stained:

    a clean dress.

  2. free from foreign or extraneous matter; pure:

    clean sound.

  3. free from pollution or pollutants:

    clean air; clean energy.

  4. characterized by a fresh, wholesome quality.

  5. having few or no corrections; easily readable:

    The printer submitted clean proofs.

  6. free from roughness or irregularity:

    He made a clean cut with a razor.

  7. not ornate; gracefully spare; trim:

    the clean lines of a ship.

  8. complete; unqualified:

    a clean break with tradition.

  9. morally pure; innocent; honorable:

    to lead a clean life.

  10. showing good sportsmanship; fair:

    a clean fighter.

  11. inoffensive in language or content; without obscenity.

  12. (of a document, record, etc.) bearing no marks of discreditable or unlawful conduct; listing no offenses.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  13. Slang. innocent of any crime. not having a criminal record. carrying or containing no evidence of unlawful activity or intent. not using narcotics.

    Category: Status (usage)

  14. not radioactive. (of a nuclear weapon) producing little or no radioactive fallout.

    Category: Physics

  15. (of a document or financial instrument) free from qualifications or restrictions:

    a clean bill of lading.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  16. free from defects or flaws:

    a clean diamond.

  17. free from encumbrances or obstructions.

  18. made without any difficulty or interference:

    a clean getaway.

  19. having no blemish so as to make impure according to dietary or ritual law.

    Category: Bible

  20. dexterously performed:

    a clean serve in tennis.

  21. Slang. without money or funds.

    Category: Status (usage)

  22. (adv.)in a clean manner; cleanly.

  23. so as to be clean:

    This shirt will never wash clean.

  24. Informal. wholly; completely; quite:

    The bullet passed clean through the wall.

    Category: Informal

  25. (v.t.)to make clean or clear.

  26. to dry-clean.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  27. to remove the entrails and other inedible parts from (poultry, fish, etc.); dress.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  28. Slang. to take away or win all or almost all the money or possessions of:

    That last bet cleaned me out.

    Category: Status (usage)

  29. (v.i.)to perform or undergo a process of cleaning.

  30. clean out, to empty in order to clean. to empty; deplete; evacuate.

    Category: Verb Phrase

  31. clean up, to wash or tidy up. to rid of undesirable persons or features. to make a large profit.

    Category: Verb Phrase, Informal

Idioms for clean:

  1. come clean,Slang. to tell the truth, esp. to admit one's guilt.

    Category: Idiom, Status (usage)

Origin of clean:

bef. 900; ME clene, OE clǣne pure, clear, c. OS klēni, cleini, OHG kleini


Princeton's WordNet

  1. clean and jerk, clean(adj)

    a weightlift in which the barbell is lifted to shoulder height and then jerked overhead

  2. clean(adj)

    free from dirt or impurities; or having clean habits

    "children with clean shining faces"; "clean white shirts"; "clean dishes"; "a spotlessly clean house"; "cats are clean animals"

  3. clean, clear(adj)

    free of restrictions or qualifications

    "a clean bill of health"; "a clear winner"

  4. clean, clear, light, unclouded(adj)

    (of sound or color) free from anything that dulls or dims

    "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"

  5. clean, fresh(adj)

    free from impurities

    "clean water"; "fresh air"

  6. clean(adj)

    (of a record) having no marks of discredit or offense

    "a clean voting record"; "a clean driver's license"

  7. clean(adj)

    ritually clean or pure

  8. clean, uncontaminating(adj)

    not spreading pollution or contamination; especially radioactive contamination

    "a clean fuel"; "cleaner and more efficient engines"; "the tactical bomb is reasonably clean"

  9. clean, unobjectionable(adj)

    (of behavior or especially language) free from objectionable elements; fit for all observers

    "good clean fun"; "a clean joke"

  10. uninfected, clean(adj)

    free from sepsis or infection

    "a clean (or uninfected) wound"

  11. clean, clean-living(adj)

    morally pure

    "led a clean life"

  12. clean, fair(adj)

    (of a manuscript) having few alterations or corrections

    "fair copy"; "a clean manuscript"

  13. blank, clean, white(adj)

    (of a surface) not written or printed on

    "blank pages"; "fill in the blank spaces"; "a clean page"; "wide white margins"

  14. clean, sporting, sporty, sportsmanlike(adj)

    exhibiting or calling for sportsmanship or fair play

    "a clean fight"; "a sporting solution of the disagreement"; "sportsmanlike conduct"

  15. clean(adj)

    without difficulties or problems

    "a clean test flight"

  16. clean(adj)

    thorough and without qualification

    "a clean getaway"; "a clean sweep"; "a clean break"

  17. clean(adj)

    not carrying concealed weapons

  18. clean, neat(adj)

    free from clumsiness; precisely or deftly executed

    "he landed a clean left on his opponent's cheek"; "a clean throw"; "the neat exactness of the surgeon's knife"

  19. clean(verb)

    free of drugs

    "after a long dependency on heroin she has been clean for 4 years"

  20. clean, make clean(verb)

    make clean by removing dirt, filth, or unwanted substances from

    "Clean the stove!"; "The dentist cleaned my teeth"

  21. clean, pick(verb)

    remove unwanted substances from, such as feathers or pits

    "Clean the turkey"

  22. houseclean, clean house, clean(verb)

    clean and tidy up the house

    "She housecleans every week"

  23. cleanse, clean(verb)

    clean one's body or parts thereof, as by washing

    "clean up before you see your grandparents"; "clean your fingernails before dinner"

  24. clean(verb)

    be cleanable

    "This stove cleans easily"

  25. clean(verb)

    deprive wholly of money in a gambling game, robbery, etc.

    "The other players cleaned him completely"

  26. clean, strip(verb)

    remove all contents or possession from, or empty completely

    "The boys cleaned the sandwich platters"; "The trees were cleaned of apples by the storm"

  27. clean(verb)

    remove while making clean

    "Clean the spots off the rug"

  28. scavenge, clean(verb)

    remove unwanted substances from

  29. clean(adverb)

    remove shells or husks from

    "clean grain before milling it"

  30. clean, plumb, plum(adverb)

    completely; used as intensifiers

    "clean forgot the appointment"; "I'm plumb (or plum) tuckered out"

  31. fairly, fair, clean(adverb)

    in conformity with the rules or laws and without fraud or cheating

    "they played fairly"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. clean(adjective)klin

    not dirty

    a clean shirt; clean water; Wipe your hands clean.; We're trying to keep the house clean.

  2. cleanklin

    not connected to or involving illegal activities

    a clean police record

  3. cleanklin

    not using bad or sexually explicit language

    clean jokes

  4. clean(verb)klin

    to remove dirt from

    to clean the house; I hate cleaning.

  5. clean(noun)klin

    the act of cleaning

    to give these shoes a clean


  1. clean(Noun)

    The first part of the event clean and jerk in which the weight is brought from the ground to the shoulders.

  2. clean(Verb)

    To remove dirt from a place or object.

    Can you clean the windows today?

  3. clean(Verb)

    To tidy up, make a place neat.

    Clean your room right now!

  4. clean(Verb)

    To remove equipment from a climbing route after it was previously lead climbed.

  5. clean(Verb)

    To make things clean in general.

    She just likes to clean. Thatu2019s why I married her.

  6. clean(Verb)

    To brush the ice lightly in front of a moving rock to remove any debris and ensure a correct line; less vigorous than a sweep.

  7. clean(Adverb)

    Fully and completely.

    He was stabbed clean through.

  8. clean(Adjective)

    Not dirty.

  9. clean(Adjective)

    In an unmarked condition.

    Put a clean sheet of paper into the printer.

  10. clean(Adjective)

    Pure, especially morally or religiously.

    Our kids can watch this movie because it is clean.

  11. clean(Adjective)

    Not having used drugs or alcohol.

    I've been clean this time for eight months.

  12. clean(Adjective)

    Smooth, exact, and performed well.

    Iu2019ll need a sharper knife to make clean cuts.

  13. clean(Adjective)

    without restrictions or penalties, or someone having such a record.

    Unlike you, Iu2019ve never caused any accidents u2014 my record is still clean!

  14. clean(Adjective)

    Cool or neat.

    Damn, Shorty, those are some clean shoes ya got there!

  15. clean(Adjective)

    Allowing an uninterrupted flow over surfaces, without protrusions such as racks or landing gear.

  16. clean(Adjective)

    Being free of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).

    I want to make sure my fiancu00E9 is clean before we are married.

  17. clean(Adjective)

    Not in possession of weapons or contraband such as drugs.

    Iu2019m clean, officer. You can go ahead and search me if you want.

  18. clean(Adjective)


Webster Dictionary

  1. Clean

    free from dirt or filth; as, clean clothes

  2. Clean

    free from that which is useless or injurious; without defects; as, clean land; clean timber

  3. Clean

    free from awkwardness; not bungling; adroit; dexterous; as, aclean trick; a clean leap over a fence

  4. Clean

    free from errors and vulgarisms; as, a clean style

  5. Clean

    free from restraint or neglect; complete; entire

  6. Clean

    free from moral defilement; sinless; pure

  7. Clean

    free from ceremonial defilement

  8. Clean

    free from that which is corrupting to the morals; pure in tone; healthy

  9. Clean

    well-proportioned; shapely; as, clean limbs

  10. Clean(adverb)

    without limitation or remainder; quite; perfectly; wholly; entirely

  11. Clean(adverb)

    without miscarriage; not bunglingly; dexterously

  12. Clean(adj)

    to render clean; to free from whatever is foul, offensive, or extraneous; to purify; to cleanse


  1. Clean

    Clean is a 2004 film directed by French director Olivier Assayas, starring Nick Nolte and Maggie Cheung. It was jointly funded by Canada, France, and United Kingdom sources.

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. clean

    1. adj. Used of hardware or software designs, implies ‘elegance in the small’, that is, a design or implementation that may not hold any surprises but does things in a way that is reasonably intuitive and relatively easy to comprehend from the outside. The antonym is ‘grungy’ or crufty. 2. v. To remove unneeded or undesired files in a effort to reduce clutter: “I'm cleaning up my account.” “I cleaned up the garbage and now have 100 Meg free on that partition.”

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'clean' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2257

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'clean' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1482

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'clean' in Verbs Frequency: #483

  4. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'clean' in Adjectives Frequency: #265

Anagrams of clean

  1. ancle, clane, Lance, lance

Translations for clean

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


free from dirt, smoke etc

a clean window; a clean dress.

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