Definitions for clearklɪər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

clearklɪər(adj. and adv.)clear•er, clear•est

  1. free from darkness, obscurity, or cloudiness:

    a clear day.

  2. transparent; pellucid:

    clear water.

  3. without discoloration, defect, or blemish:

    clear skin.

  4. of a pure, even color:

    a clear yellow.

  5. easily seen; sharply defined:

    a clear outline.

  6. distinctly perceptible to the ear; easily heard:

    a clear sound.

  7. free from hoarse, harsh, or rasping qualities:

    a clear voice.

  8. easily understood; without ambiguity:

    clear answers.

  9. entirely comprehensible; completely understood:

    The causes of inflation may never be clear.

  10. distinct; evident; plain:

    a clear case of measles.

  11. free from confusion, uncertainty, or doubt:

    clear thinking.

  12. perceiving or discerning distinctly:

    a clear mind.

  13. free from blame or guilt:

    a clear conscience.

  14. serene; untroubled:

    a clear brow.

  15. free from obstructions or obstacles; open:

    a clear path.

  16. free from entanglement or contact:

    He kept clear of her after the argument.

  17. without limitation or qualification; absolute:

    a clear victory.

  18. free from obligation, liability, or debt:

    a return of 4 percent, clear of taxes.

  19. without deduction or diminution:

    a clear profit of $1000.

  20. freed or emptied of contents, cargo, etc.

  21. bright; shining:

    a clear flame.

  22. (adv.)in a clear or distinct manner; clearly.

  23. so as not to be in contact with or near; away:

    Stand clear of the closing doors.

  24. entirely; completely; clean:

    to cut a piece clear off.

  25. (v.t.)to remove people or objects from:

    to clear the table of dishes.

  26. to remove (people or objects):

    to clear the press from the courtroom.

  27. to make clear, transparent, or pellucid:

    to clear a liquid.

  28. to make free of confusion, doubt, or uncertainty:

    to clear the mind.

  29. to make understandable or lucid; free from ambiguity or obscurity:

    Her reply cleared the confusion.

  30. to make (a path, road, etc.) by removing any obstruction.

  31. to eat all the food on:

    to clear one's plate.

  32. to relieve (the throat) of some obstruction, as phlegm, by forcing air through the larynx, usu. producing a rasping sound.

    Category: Medicine

  33. to make a similar rasping noise in (the throat), as to express disapproval or to attract attention.

  34. to free of anything defamatory or discrediting:

    to clear one's name.

  35. to free from suspicion, accusation, or imputation of guilt:

    The jury cleared the defendant of the charge.

  36. to remove instructions or data from (a computer, display screen, etc.).

    Category: Computers

  37. to pass by or over without contact or entanglement:

    The ship cleared the reef.

  38. to pass through or away from:

    The bill cleared the Senate.

  39. to pass (checks or other commercial paper) through a clearinghouse.

    Category: Business

  40. (of mail, telephone calls, etc.) to process, handle, reroute, etc.

  41. to free from debt:

    to clear an estate.

  42. to gain as clear profit.

  43. to pay (a debt) in full.

  44. to receive authorization before taking action on:

    to clear a plan with headquarters.

  45. to give clearance to; authorize.

  46. to authorize (a person, agency, etc.) to use classified information, documents, etc.

  47. to remove trees, buildings, or other obstructions from (land), as for farming or construction.

    Category: Agriculture

  48. to free (a ship, cargo, etc.) by satisfying customs and other requirements.

    Category: Navy

  49. to try or otherwise dispose of (the cases awaiting court action):

    to clear the docket.

  50. to jump (a specific height or distance):

    He cleared 12 feet.

    Category: Sport

  51. (v.i.)to become clear:

    The sky cleared.

  52. to disappear; vanish:

    These problems will clear shortly.

  53. to exchange checks and bills, and settle balances, as in a clearinghouse.

    Category: Business

  54. to become free from doubt, anxiety, misunderstanding, etc.

  55. to pass an authority for review, approval, etc.

  56. to comply with customs and other legal requirements at port. to leave port after having complied with such requirements.

    Category: Nautical, Navy

  57. (of a commodity for sale) to sell out; become bought out:

    Wheat cleared rapidly.

    Category: Business

  58. clear out, to go away, esp. quickly. to drive or force out.

    Category: Verb Phrase

  59. clear up, to make clear; explain.

    Category: Verb Phrase

  60. (n.)a clear or unobstructed space.

Idioms for clear:

  1. clear the air or atmosphere, to eliminate hidden feelings of anger, distrust, etc., by discussing them openly.

    Category: Idiom

  2. in the clear, absolved of blame or guilt.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of clear:

1250–1300; ME clere < AF, OF cler < L clārus


Princeton's WordNet

  1. clear(noun)

    the state of being free of suspicion

    "investigation showed that he was in the clear"

  2. open, clear(adj)

    a clear or unobstructed space or expanse of land or water

    "finally broke out of the forest into the open"

  3. clear(adj)

    readily apparent to the mind

    "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"

  4. clear(adj)

    free from confusion or doubt

    "a complex problem requiring a clear head"; "not clear about what is expected of us"

  5. clear, open(adj)

    affording free passage or view

    "a clear view"; "a clear path to victory"; "open waters"; "the open countryside"

  6. clear(adj)

    allowing light to pass through

    "clear water"; "clear plastic bags"; "clear glass"; "the air is clear and clean"

  7. clear(p)(adj)

    free from contact or proximity or connection

    "we were clear of the danger"; "the ship was clear of the reef"

  8. clear(adj)

    characterized by freedom from troubling thoughts (especially guilt)

    "a clear conscience"; "regarded her questioner with clear untroubled eyes"

  9. 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"

  10. clear, unmortgaged(adj)

    (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"

  11. clear, clean-cut, clear-cut(adj)

    clear and distinct to the senses; easily perceptible

    "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"

  12. well-defined, clear(adj)

    accurately stated or described

    "a set of well-defined values"

  13. clear(adj)

    free from clouds or mist or haze

    "on a clear day"

  14. clean, clear(adj)

    free of restrictions or qualifications

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

  15. clear(adj)

    free from flaw or blemish or impurity

    "a clear perfect diamond"; "the clear complexion of a healthy young woman"

  16. clear(adj)

    clear of charges or deductions

    "a clear profit"

  17. clear, decipherable, readable(adj)

    easily deciphered

  18. absolved, clear, cleared, exculpated, exonerated, vindicated(adj)

    freed from any question of guilt

    "is absolved from all blame"; "was now clear of the charge of cowardice"; "his official honor is vindicated"

  19. clear, percipient(verb)

    characterized by ease and quickness in perceiving

    "clear mind"; "a percipient author"

  20. unclutter, clear(verb)

    rid of obstructions

    "Clear your desk"

  21. clear(verb)

    make a way or path by removing objects

    "Clear a path through the dense forest"

  22. clear up, clear, light up, brighten(verb)

    become clear

    "The sky cleared after the storm"

  23. authorize, authorise, pass, clear(verb)

    grant authorization or clearance for

    "Clear the manuscript for publication"; "The rock star never authorized this slanderous biography"

  24. clear(verb)


    "clear the leaves from the lawn"; "Clear snow from the road"

  25. pass, clear(verb)

    go unchallenged; be approved

    "The bill cleared the House"

  26. clear(verb)

    be debited and credited to the proper bank accounts

    "The check will clear within 2 business days"

  27. clear(verb)

    go away or disappear

    "The fog cleared in the afternoon"

  28. clear, top(verb)

    pass by, over, or under without making contact

    "the balloon cleared the tree tops"

  29. clear, clear up, shed light on, crystallize, crystallise, crystalize, crystalise, straighten out, sort out, enlighten, illuminate, elucidate(verb)

    make free from confusion or ambiguity; make clear

    "Could you clarify these remarks?"; "Clear up the question of who is at fault"

  30. clear(verb)

    free from payment of customs duties, as of a shipment

    "Clear the ship and let it dock"

  31. clear(verb)

    clear from impurities, blemishes, pollution, etc.

    "clear the water before it can be drunk"

  32. net, clear(verb)

    yield as a net profit

    "This sale netted me $1 million"

  33. net, sack, sack up, clear(verb)

    make as a net profit

    "The company cleared $1 million"

  34. gain, take in, clear, make, earn, realize, realise, pull in, bring in(verb)

    earn on some commercial or business transaction; earn as salary or wages

    "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"

  35. clear(verb)


    "We cleared a lot of the old model cars"

  36. clear(verb)

    pass an inspection or receive authorization

    "clear customs"

  37. acquit, assoil, clear, discharge, exonerate, exculpate(verb)

    pronounce not guilty of criminal charges

    "The suspect was cleared of the murder charges"

  38. clear, solve(verb)

    settle, as of a debt

    "clear a debt"; "solve an old debt"

  39. clear(verb)

    make clear, bright, light, or translucent

    "The water had to be cleared through filtering"

  40. clear(verb)

    rid of instructions or data

    "clear a memory buffer"

  41. clear(verb)

    remove (people) from a building

    "clear the patrons from the theater after the bomb threat"

  42. clear(verb)

    remove the occupants of

    "Clear the building"

  43. clear, clear up(adverb)

    free (the throat) by making a rasping sound

    "Clear the throat"

  44. clear, all the way(adverb)


    "read the book clear to the end"; "slept clear through the night"; "there were open fields clear to the horizon"

  45. clearly, clear(adverb)

    in an easily perceptible manner

    "could be seen clearly under the microscope"; "She cried loud and clear"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. clear(adjective)ɪər

    (of writing) easy to understand

    a clear message; The instructions aren't clear.

  2. clearɪər

    without doubt; = obvious

    Make it clear (that) he should be there.; It's not clear whether she wants it or not.

  3. clearɪər

    not blocked or covered by anything

    a clear work surface; The roads were clear of traffic.

  4. clearɪər

    able to be seen through; = transparent

    clear glass

  5. clearɪər

    able to be heard or seen easily

    The picture on the screen wasn't clear.; Speak in a clear voice.

  6. clearɪər

    sure or certain

    Are you clear about what you need to take?

  7. clear(verb)ɪər

    to remove things or people from a place

    to clear the table; He cleared his plate of food.; Police cleared the area immediately.

  8. clearɪər

    to officially state sb is not guilty of a crime

    He was cleared of murder.

  9. clearɪər

    to prove sb is not guilty

    She has vowed to clear her own name.

  10. clearɪər

    (of sky) to stop being cloudy

    The sky began to clear.

  11. clearɪər

    to move over or pass without touching

    The plane barely cleared the tower.

  12. clearɪər

    (of a check) to be considered valid by a bank

    The check will take a few days to clear.

  13. clearɪər

    to remove a bad feeling by discussing its cause

    a long talk that seemed to clear the air

  14. clear(adverb)ɪər

    away from

    Stand clear of the edge.

  15. clearɪər

    to avoid sb or sth that is unpleasant or dangerous

    Steer clear of all illegal drugs.

  16. clear(noun)ɪər

    not thought to be guilty anymore

    The defendant is now in the clear.

  17. clearɪər

    not in danger from sth any more

    Blood tests show she is now in the clear.


  1. clear(Verb)

    To remove obstructions or impediments.

    Clear the way.

  2. clear(Verb)

    To eliminate ambiguity or doubt from a matter; to clarify; especially, to clear up.

  3. clear(Verb)

    To remove from suspicion; especially of having committed a crime

    The court cleared the man of murder.

  4. clear(Verb)

    To pass without interference; to miss.

    The door just barely clears the table as it closes.

  5. clear(Verb)

    To become clear.

    After a heavy rain, the sky cleared nicely for the evening.

  6. clear(Verb)

    Of a check or financial transaction, to go through as payment; to be processed so that the money is transferred.

    The check might not clear for a couple of days.

  7. clear(Verb)

    To earn a profit of; to net.

    He's been clearing seven thousand a week.

  8. clear(Verb)

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

  9. clear(Verb)

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

  10. clear(Verb)

    to fell all trees of a forest.

  11. clear(Adverb)

    All the way; entirely.

    I threw it clear across the river to the other side.

  12. clear(Adverb)

    Not near something or touching it.

    Stand clear of the rails, a train is coming.

  13. clear(Adverb)

    free (or separate) from others

  14. clear(Adjective)

    Completely transparent in colour

    as clear as crystal

  15. clear(Adjective)

    Bright, not dark or obscured.

  16. clear(Adjective)

    Free of obstacles.

  17. clear(Adjective)

    Without clouds.

    clear weather, a clear day

  18. clear(Adjective)

    Free of ambiguity or doubt.

  19. clear(Adjective)

    Free of guilt, or suspicion.

    a clear conscience

  20. clear(Adjective)

    Of the sky, such that less than one eighth of its area is obscured by clouds.

  21. clear(Adjective)

    Without a thickening ingredient.

  22. clear(Adjective)

    Possessing little or no perceptible stimuli

  23. clear(Adjective)

    Free from the influence of engrams; see .

  24. Clear(Noun)

    An idea state of beingness free of unwanted influences.

  25. Origin: clere, from cler, from cler (Modern French clair), from clarus. Displaced native Middle English schir (from Old English scir), Middle English skere (from Old English scære and Old Norse skær), Middle English smolt (from Old English smolt).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Clear

    free from opaqueness; transparent; bright; light; luminous; unclouded

  2. Clear

    free from ambiguity or indistinctness; lucid; perspicuous; plain; evident; manifest; indubitable

  3. Clear

    able to perceive clearly; keen; acute; penetrating; discriminating; as, a clear intellect; a clear head

  4. Clear

    not clouded with passion; serene; cheerful

  5. Clear

    easily or distinctly heard; audible; canorous

  6. Clear

    without mixture; entirely pure; as, clear sand

  7. Clear

    without defect or blemish, such as freckles or knots; as, a clear complexion; clear lumber

  8. Clear

    free from guilt or stain; unblemished

  9. Clear

    without diminution; in full; net; as, clear profit

  10. Clear

    free from impediment or obstruction; unobstructed; as, a clear view; to keep clear of debt

  11. Clear

    free from embarrassment; detention, etc

  12. Clear(noun)

    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. Clear(adverb)

    in a clear manner; plainly

  14. Clear(adverb)

    without limitation; wholly; quite; entirely; as, to cut a piece clear off

  15. Clear(verb)

    to render bright, transparent, or undimmed; to free from clouds

  16. Clear(verb)

    to free from impurities; to clarify; to cleanse

  17. Clear(verb)

    to free from obscurity or ambiguity; to relive of perplexity; to make perspicuous

  18. Clear(verb)

    to render more quick or acute, as the understanding; to make perspicacious

  19. Clear(verb)

    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. Clear(verb)

    to free from the imputation of guilt; to justify, vindicate, or acquit; -- often used with from before the thing imputed

  21. Clear(verb)

    to leap or pass by, or over, without touching or failure; as, to clear a hedge; to clear a reef

  22. Clear(verb)

    to gain without deduction; to net

  23. Clear(verb)

    to become free from clouds or fog; to become fair; -- often followed by up, off, or away

  24. Clear(verb)

    to disengage one's self from incumbrances, distress, or entanglements; to become free

  25. Clear(verb)

    to make exchanges of checks and bills, and settle balances, as is done in a clearing house

  26. Clear(verb)

    to obtain a clearance; as, the steamer cleared for Liverpool to-day


  1. Clear

    Clear in Dianetics and Scientology is one of two levels a practitioner can achieve on the way to personal salvation. A state of Clear is reached when a person becomes free of the influence of engrams, unwanted emotions or painful traumas not readily available to the conscious mind. Scientologists believe that human beings accumulate anxieties, psychosomatic illnesses, and aberration due to receiving engrams throughout their lives. By applying dianetics, every single person can reach Clear. A person is said to be a Clear when he "no longer has his own reactive mind and therefore suffers none of the ill effects that the reactive mind can cause." A Clear is said to be "at cause over" their "mental energy", and able to think clearly even when faced with the very situation that in earlier times caused them difficulty. The next level of spiritual development is that of an Operating Thetan. A person who has not reached a state of Clear is called a "pre-clear." Dianetics states that a person's awareness is influenced by the stimulus-response of the reactive mind. Achieving the state of Clear means a person has overcome the reactive mind and is in complete control of their analytical mind. According to Hubbard: "A Clear is a being who no longer has his own reactive mind, and therefore suffers none of the ill effects the reactive mind can cause. The Clear has no engrams which, when restimulated, throw out the correctness of his computations by entering hidden and false data." It is estimated that the cost of reaching the Clear state in Scientology is $128,000.

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. clear

    1. To approve or authorize, or to obtain approval or authorization for: a. a person or persons with regard to their actions, movements, duties, etc.; b. an object or group of objects, as equipment or supplies, with regard to quality, quantity, purpose, movement, disposition, etc.; and c. a request, with regard to correctness of form, validity, etc. 2. To give one or more aircraft a clearance. 3. To give a person a security clearance. 4. To fly over an obstacle without touching it. 5. To pass a designated point, line, or object. The end of a column must pass the designated feature before the latter is cleared. 6. a. To operate a gun so as to unload it or make certain no ammunition remains; and b. to free a gun of stoppages. 7. To clear an engine; to open the throttle of an idling engine to free it from carbon. 8. To clear the air to gain either temporary or permanent air superiority or control in a given sector.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'clear' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #401

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'clear' in Written Corpus Frequency: #611

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'clear' in Verbs Frequency: #345

  4. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'clear' in Adjectives Frequency: #34

Anagrams of clear

  1. lacer

  2. Clare

  3. carle

Translations for clear

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easy to see through; transparent

clear glass.

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