What does Clear mean?

Definitions for Clear

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Clear.

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"


  1. Clear(v. i.)

    To become free from turbidity; -- of solutions or suspensions of liquids; as, the salt has not completely dissolved until the suspension clears up; when refrigerated, the juice may become cloudy, but when warmed to room temperature, it clears up again.


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Clear

    klēr, adj. pure, bright, undimmed: free from obstruction or difficulty: plain, distinct: without blemish, defect, drawback, or diminution: conspicuous: transparent.—adv. in a clear manner: plainly: wholly: quite.—v.t. to make clear: to empty: to free from obscurity, obstruction, or guilt: to free, acquit, or vindicate; to leap, or pass by or over; to make profit: to settle a bill.—v.i. to become clear: to grow free, bright, or transparent.—ns. Clear′age, a piece of land cleared; Clear′ance, act of clearing: removal of hinderances: a certificate that a ship has been cleared at the custom-house—that is, has satisfied all demands and procured permission to sail.—adjs. Clear′-eyed, clear-sighted, discerning; Clear′-head′ed, having a clear understanding, sagacious.—ns. Clear′ing, the act of making clear: a tract of land cleared of wood, &c., for cultivation: a method by which bankers exchange cheques and drafts, and arrange the differences; Clear′ing-house, a place in London where such clearing business is done; Clear′ing-nut, the seed of Strychnos potatorum, used in the East Indies for clearing muddy water.—adv. Clear′ly, in a clear manner: distinctly.—ns. Clear′ness; Clear′-obscure′ (see Chiaroscuro).—adj. Clear′-sight′ed, having clearness of sight: discerning.—ns. Clear′-sight′edness; Clear′-starch′er, a laundress; Clear′-starch′ing, the act of stiffening linen with clear starch; Clear-story (see Clerestory).—Clear out, to be off; Clear the way, to make the way open; Clear up, to become clear. [Fr. clair—L. clarus, clear.]

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.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. clear

    Is variously applied, to weather, sea-coasts, cordage, navigation, &c., as opposed to foggy, to dangerous, to entangled. It is usually opposed to foul in all these senses.

Editors Contribution

  1. clear

    Accurate, felt, known and understood.

    It was crystal clear we had achieved as a team.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 13, 2020  

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 for Clear »

  1. lacer

  2. Clare

  3. carle

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Clear in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Clear in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of Clear in a Sentence

  1. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell:

    Let me be clear.

  2. Hillary Clinton:

    The choice is clear.

  3. Jill Stein:

    Let me be very clear.

  4. Mike Pence:

    But let me very clear.

  5. James Bonard Fowler:

    My conscience is clear.

Images & Illustrations of Clear

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  • شَفّاف, واضحArabic
  • яҡтыBashkir
  • разчиствам, изяснявам, напълно, съвсем, освобождавам се, оправдавам, покрай, чист, несъмнен, свободен, ясен, светъл, прозраченBulgarian
  • aclarir-se, rebutjar, clarCatalan, Valencian
  • mimo, vyjasnit, vyčistit, očistit, jasný, čirý, čistýCzech
  • opklare, rense, klare op, gennemføre, bane, gå fri af, klar, tydelig, god, fri, gennemsigtigDanish
  • räumen, freiräumen, abklären, ausräumen, entheben, freigeben, klar werden, klären, aufklären, befreien, roden, verrechnen, deutchlich, heiter, frei, hell, durchsichtig, wolkenlos, klar, rein, eindeutigGerman
  • σαφήςGreek
  • desobstruir, aclarar, eximir, franquear, deforestar, desmontar, despejar, clarificar, esclarecer, despejarse, aclararse, despejado, claro, transparente, libre, limpio, nítido, obvio, definidoSpanish
  • ilmneEstonian
  • روشن استPersian
  • poissa, lupa, selvittää, selventää, selvä, selvitä, selventyä, siivota, hakata, kirkas, raivata, irti, väistää, kirkastua, kliirata, puhdas, selkeä, vapaa, viaton, kuulas, yksikäsitteinen, pilvetön, esteetön, syytön, läpinäkyvä, -ton, clear-tila, asia selväFinnish
  • clarifier, s'éclaircir, dégagé, sans ambiguïté, libre, transparent, clairFrench
  • glan, spéirghlanIrish
  • soilleirich, saor, soilleirScottish Gaelic
  • claroGalician
  • ניקה, סילוק, התבהר, פינוי, הבהיר, צלולה, נקי, צלול, ברורה, בהיר, פנוי, פנויה, ברורHebrew
  • स्पष्टHindi
  • tiszta, világos, mentes, egyértelműHungarian
  • մաքուր, ջինջ, պարզ, ազատArmenian
  • bersihIndonesian
  • chiarire, chiaro, pulito, sereno, libero, trasparente, pulireItalian
  • ברורHebrew
  • 晴れる, 透明, 晴朗, 澄み切ったJapanese
  • ಸ್ಪಷ್ಟKannada
  • 맑은, 결백한, 투명한, 명백한, 갠, 명확한Korean
  • ڕه‌وانKurdish
  • patet,Latin
  • kloerLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
  • skaidrs, dzidrsLatvian
  • tiraki, tāwai, whakaatea, waere, whakarakeMāori
  • jelasMalay
  • ontruimen, verduidelijken, weg van, vrijspreken, opklaren, helemaal, ruimen, vrijmaken, verklaren, ontheven, verrekenen, klaar, doorschijnend, doorzichtig, helder, duidelijk, onbewolkt, zuiver, vrij, wolkenloosDutch
  • ren, klar, fri, skyfri, gjennomsiktigNorwegian
  • jasnyPolish
  • څرګند, روڼ, صفاPashto, Pushto
  • fora, desobstruir, clarear, franquear, desmatar, desflorestar, através, longe, limpar, eximir, lucrar, livre, claro, desnublado, limpoPortuguese
  • clar, clerRomansh
  • limpede, liber, clar, senin, curatRomanian
  • разъяснить, оправдывать, пройти, рассеиваться, совсем, расчистить, очищать, прояснять, прояснить, проходить, оправдать, рассеяться, полностью, расчищать, очистить, разъяснять, в стороне, чистый, свободный, понятный, ясный, светлый, явный, прозрачный, чёткий, ЧистоRussian
  • craru, giaru, ciaru, claruSardinian
  • чи̏ст, čȉstSerbo-Croatian
  • očistiti, razjasniti, pojasniti, čist, jasenSlovene
  • klargöra, fria, klarna, gå igenom, frikänna, rensa, genomskinlig, klar, renSwedish
  • தெளிவானTamil
  • విముక్తి, నిస్సందేహము, విడుదల, నిర్మలము, నిరాటంకము, వర్ణరహితము, స్పష్టము, స్పష్టమైనTelugu
  • ชัดเจน, ใส, ปลอดโปร่ง, กระจ่างแจ้งThai
  • açıkTurkish
  • ясноUkrainian
  • thông thoángVietnamese
  • קלאָרYiddish
  • 明确Chinese

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