Definitions for clean
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word clean.
clean and jerk, cleanadjective
a weightlift in which the barbell is lifted to shoulder height and then jerked overhead
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"
free of restrictions or qualifications
"a clean bill of health"; "a clear winner"
clean, clear, light, uncloudedadjective
(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"
free from impurities
"clean water"; "fresh air"
(of a record) having no marks of discredit or offense
"a clean voting record"; "a clean driver's license"
ritually clean or pure
not spreading pollution or contamination; especially radioactive contamination
"a clean fuel"; "cleaner and more efficient engines"; "the tactical bomb is reasonably clean"
(of behavior or especially language) free from objectionable elements; fit for all observers
"good clean fun"; "a clean joke"
free from sepsis or infection
"a clean (or uninfected) wound"
"led a clean life"
(of a manuscript) having few alterations or corrections
"fair copy"; "a clean manuscript"
blank, clean, whiteadjective
(of a surface) not written or printed on
"blank pages"; "fill in the blank spaces"; "a clean page"; "wide white margins"
clean, sporting, sporty, sportsmanlikeadjective
exhibiting or calling for sportsmanship or fair play
"a clean fight"; "a sporting solution of the disagreement"; "sportsmanlike conduct"
without difficulties or problems
"a clean test flight"
thorough and without qualification
"a clean getaway"; "a clean sweep"; "a clean break"
not carrying concealed weapons
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"
free of drugs
"after a long dependency on heroin she has been clean for 4 years"
clean, make cleanverb
make clean by removing dirt, filth, or unwanted substances from
"Clean the stove!"; "The dentist cleaned my teeth"
remove unwanted substances from, such as feathers or pits
"Clean the turkey"
houseclean, clean house, cleanverb
clean and tidy up the house
"She housecleans every week"
clean one's body or parts thereof, as by washing
"clean up before you see your grandparents"; "clean your fingernails before dinner"
"This stove cleans easily"
deprive wholly of money in a gambling game, robbery, etc.
"The other players cleaned him completely"
remove all contents or possession from, or empty completely
"The boys cleaned the sandwich platters"; "The trees were cleaned of apples by the storm"
remove while making clean
"Clean the spots off the rug"
remove unwanted substances from
remove shells or husks from
"clean grain before milling it"
clean, plumb, plumadverb
completely; used as intensifiers
"clean forgot the appointment"; "I'm plumb (or plum) tuckered out"
fairly, fair, cleanadverb
in conformity with the rules or laws and without fraud or cheating
"they played fairly"
The first part of the event clean and jerk in which the weight is brought from the ground to the shoulders.
To remove dirt from a place or object.
Can you clean the windows today?
To tidy up, make a place neat.
Clean your room right now!
To remove equipment from a climbing route after it was previously lead climbed.
To make things clean in general.
She just likes to clean. That's why I married her.
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.
Fully and completely.
He was stabbed clean through.
In an unmarked condition.
Put a clean sheet of paper into the printer.
Pure, especially morally or religiously.
Our kids can watch this movie because it is clean.
Not having used drugs or alcohol.
I've been clean this time for eight months.
Smooth, exact, and performed well.
I'll need a sharper knife to make clean cuts.
without restrictions or penalties, or someone having such a record.
Unlike you, I've never caused any accidents my record is still clean!
Cool or neat.
Damn, Shorty, those are some clean shoes ya got there!
Allowing an uninterrupted flow over surfaces, without protrusions such as racks or landing gear.
Being free of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).
I want to make sure my fiancu00E9 is clean before we are married.
Not in possession of weapons or contraband such as drugs.
I'm clean, officer. You can go ahead and search me if you want.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: glan, Welsh; clæne, Saxon.
Both his hands, most filthy feculent,
Above the water were on high extent,
And fain’d to wash themselves incessantly;
Yet nothing cleaner were for such intent,
But rather fouler. Fairy Queen, b. ii. cant.
7. stan. 61.
They make clean the outside of the cup and of the platter, but within they are full of extortion and excess. Mat. xxiii. 25.
The timber and wood are in some trees more clean, in some more knotty. Francis Bacon, Natural History.
Yet thy waist is strait and clean,
As Cupid’s shaft, or Hermes’ rod. Edmund Waller.
If the plague be somewhat dark, and spread not in the skin, the priest shall pronounce him clean. Levit. xiii. 6.
Quite; perfectly; fully; completely. This sense is now little used.
Their actions have been clean contrary unto those before mentioned. Richard Hooker, b. i. sect. 4.
Being seated, and domestick broils
Clean overblown. William Shakespeare, Richard III.
A philosopher, pressed with the same objection, shapes an answer clean contrary. George Hakewill, on Providence.
To free from dirt or filth.
Etymology: from the adjective.
Their tribes adjusted, clean’d their vig’rous wings,
And many a circle, many a short essay,
Wheel’d round and round. James Thomson, Autumn, l. 865.
free from dirt or filth; as, clean clothes
free from that which is useless or injurious; without defects; as, clean land; clean timber
free from awkwardness; not bungling; adroit; dexterous; as, aclean trick; a clean leap over a fence
free from errors and vulgarisms; as, a clean style
free from restraint or neglect; complete; entire
free from moral defilement; sinless; pure
free from ceremonial defilement
free from that which is corrupting to the morals; pure in tone; healthy
well-proportioned; shapely; as, clean limbs
without limitation or remainder; quite; perfectly; wholly; entirely
without miscarriage; not bunglingly; dexterously
to render clean; to free from whatever is foul, offensive, or extraneous; to purify; to cleanse
Etymology: [See Clean, a., and cf. Cleanse.]
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
klē′n, adj. free from dirt, stain, or whatever defiles: pure: guiltless: neat: complete.—adv. quite: entirely: cleverly.—v.t. to make clean, or free from dirt.—ns. Clean′or, that which cleans; Clean′ing, the act of making clean.—adj. Clean′-limbed, having well-proportioned limbs: smart.—n. Clean′liness.—adj. Clean′ly, clean in habits or person: pure: neat.—adv. in a cleanly manner.—n. Clean′ness.—adj. Clean′-tim′bered (Shak.), well-proportioned.—Clean bill of health (see Bill of health).—Have clean hands, to be free from the guilt of wrong-doing.—Make a clean breast of, to own up frankly, to confess fully; Show a clean pair of heels, to escape by running.—The clean thing, the right thing to do. [A.S. clǽne; W., Gael. glan, shine, polish; Ger. klein, small.]
The New Hacker's Dictionary
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.”
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
Free from danger, as clean coast, clean harbour; in general parlance means quite, entirely. So Shakspeare represents Ægeon "Roaming clean through the bounds of Asia." Also, applied to a ship's hull with a fine run fore and aft.--Clean entrance, clean run.--To clean a ship's bottom. (See BREAMING and HOG.)
To apply or use a device, liquid, product or tool to maintain.
The are a wide variety of devices, liquids, products, tools and substances used to clean, maintain or keep things neat and tidy.
Submitted by MaryC on March 6, 2016
To wash, rinse, hoover, brush or tidy.
She loved to clean the house with her fiance and knew they both could do it easily.
Submitted by MaryC on February 2, 2015
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'clean' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2257
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'clean' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1482
Rank popularity for the word 'clean' in Verbs Frequency: #483
Rank popularity for the word 'clean' in Adjectives Frequency: #265
The numerical value of clean in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of clean in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
What we did in Paris ... is critical now to be implemented, but it is not enough, we have to all move faster in order to embrace new energy policies that are sustainable, that are clean, all of which are there for the using if governments and private sector make the right choices.
I hope the government can adopt fair measures in its anti-smog campaign by protecting and supporting clean and advanced steel producers.
When the Clean Air Act was passed, not only was there a terrible smog in Los Angles, it was true in most metropolitan areas across the country, the fact is that air quality has dramatically improved and it's been much cheaper than anybody expected, because technology advanced and people figured out how to do it. As a consequence, the American people are a lot healthier, in addition to being able to, you know, see the mountains in the background because it's not covered in smog.
There is no doubt that the recent findings have made a dent in our reputation as a clean and trusted financial centre, mAS is determined to fix the problem, working together with the industry.
Make sure that your flue is properly opened and clean to make sure that smoke doesn't come back in the home but goes properly up the flue, when the fire is out, you should of course close the flue because it's like having an open window.
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- نَظّفَ, نظيفArabic
- чы́сты, чы́сціць, пачы́сціцьBelarusian
- почиствам, изцяло, чи́стя, чист, напълно, разтребвам, изтласкванеBulgarian
- পরিস্কার, সাফ, পরিষ্কারBengali
- sa, net, netejar, arreglar, pur, ordenarCatalan, Valencian
- čistit, uklízet, čistý, vyčistit, ukliditCzech
- чистъOld Church Slavonic, Church Slavonic, Old Bulgarian
- glân, glanhauWelsh
- rense, renDanish
- reinigen, sauber, rein, aufräumen, säubern, putzenGerman
- καθαρίζω, αμόλυντος, καθαρός, αγνόςGreek
- poluri, puraEsperanto
- limpio, limpiarSpanish
- puhas, puhastamaEstonian
- پاک, تمیز, تمیز کردنPersian
- siivota, puhdistaa, puhdas, harjata, sileä, siisti, viaton, siistiä, putsata, täysin, tyhjä, vetoFinnish
- poutzer, nettoyer, ranger, abstinent, net, pur, propreFrench
- ar fad, glanIrish
- glanScottish Gaelic
- limpar, limpoGalician
- נקי, טהורHebrew
- साफ़, साफ करना, स्वच्छHindi
- netwayeHaitian Creole
- tiszta, tisztítHungarian
- սրբել, մաքրել, մաքուրArmenian
- þrífa, auður, hreinn, hreinsaIcelandic
- pulito, pulireItalian
- 清潔, 掃除, 綺麗, クリーンJapanese
- სუფთა, წმენდა, გასუფთავებაGeorgian
- ស្អាត, ជំរះ, ដុសលាង, សំអាតKhmer
- 청소하다, 소제하다, 맑다, 깨끗한, 깨끗하다Korean
- خاوێن, پاک کردن, پاکKurdish
- glan, glanheCornish
- пакиз, таза, арууKyrgyz
- mundo, mundus, purus, purgo, mundiLatin
- rengegen, botzen, propper, propper maachenLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- valyti, švarus, švarintiLithuanian
- tīrs, notiritLatvian
- horoi, takakau, mā, whakapaiMāori
- чисти, чистMacedonian
- prachtig, leeg, schoon, kuisen, poetsen, opruimen, blanco, proper, mooie, schoonmaken, reinigen, wassenDutch
- rent, gjøre, renNorwegian
- czyścić, oczyszczać, czysty, oczyścić, przyzwoityPolish
- puro, asseado, limpar, limpo, arrumar, imaculado, limpeza, limpadaPortuguese
- șterge, curăța, curatRomanian
- ро́вный, чи́стый, чи́стить, почи́стить, очища́ть, очи́стить, вы́чистить, убира́ть, убра́ть, чистыйRussian
- чистити, чист, čist, čistitiSerbo-Croatian
- පිරිසුදුSinhala, Sinhalese
- čistý, čistiťSlovak
- čistiti, čistSlovene
- pastroj, i pastërAlbanian
- städa, rengöra, ren, göra ren, renaSwedish
- nadhifu, safiSwahili
- சுத்தமாக்கு, சுத்தம், சுத்தமானTamil
- శుభ్రం చేయుTelugu
- тоза, пок, соф, тамиз, покизаTajik
- ล้าง, เช็ด, สะอาดThai
- temiz, temizlemekTurkish
- чиста, таза, сафTatar
- чи́стити, чи́стий, почи́стити, чистийUkrainian
- toza, pokiza, pokUzbek
- lau, sạch, sạch sẽ, dọn dẹpVietnamese
- רייניקן, פּוצן, רייןYiddish
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