What does clearly mean?

Definitions for clearly
ˈklɪər liclear·ly

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word clearly.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. clearlyadverb

    without doubt or question

    "they were clearly lost"; "history has clearly shown the folly of that policy"

  2. intelligibly, clearly, understandablyadverb

    in an intelligible manner

    "the foreigner spoke to us quite intelligibly"

  3. distinctly, clearlyadverb

    clear to the mind; with distinct mental discernment

    "it's distinctly possible"; "I could clearly see myself in his situation"

  4. clearly, clearadverb

    in an easily perceptible manner

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


  1. clearlyadverb

    In a clear manner.

    He enunciated every syllable clearly.

  2. clearlyadverb

    Without a doubt; obviously.

    Clearly, the judge erred in his opinion.

  3. clearlyadverb

    To a degree clearly discernible.

    He was clearly wrong on all points but one.

  4. Etymology: clerely, perhaps a calque of clerement

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Clearlyadverb

    Etymology: from clear.

    Those mysteries of grace and salvation, which were but darkly disclosed unto them, have unto us more clearly shined. Richard Hooker, b. iii. sect. 11.

    Christianity first clearly proved this noble and important truth to the world. John Rogers.

    There is almost no man but sees clearlier and sharper the vices in a speaker than the virtues. Ben Jonson, Discov.

    He that doth not divide, will never enter into business; and he that divideth too much, will never come out of it clearly. Francis Bacon, Essays, 26.

    When you are examining these matters, do not take into consideration any sensual or worldly interest; but deal clearly and impartially with yourselves. John Tillotson.

    By a certain day they should clearly relinquish unto the king all their lands and possessions. John Davies, on Ireland.


  1. Clearly

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  1. clearly

    Clearly is an adverb that typically means in a way that is easy to see, hear, read, or understand. It indicates something that is evident, obvious, or unambiguous. It can also refer to expressing something in a manner that is straightforward or without any confusion.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Clearlyadverb

    in a clear manner

Editors Contribution

  1. clearlyadverb

    In a clear manner.

    It is clearly a changing situation.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 21, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'clearly' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #635

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'clearly' in Written Corpus Frequency: #771

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'clearly' in Adverbs Frequency: #77

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of clearly in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of clearly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of clearly in a Sentence

  1. Julie Bishop:

    Clearly if traveling to Indonesia would make a difference, we would have gone there.

  2. Tony Barson/FilmMagic -RRB- Loeb:

    The judge was clearly influenced by Hollywood, which is a pattern I expose in my upcoming film Roe v. Wade on April 2nd, it’s sad that Sofia, a devout Catholic, would intentionally create babies just to kill them.

  3. Lawrence Yun:

    A combination of higher prices and higher mortgage rates clearly has shifted the dynamics in the housing market, even people who want to buy are simply priced out.

  4. Nicholas Alahverdian:

    It shows that even though I paid in blood, I still have some worth to the State, Nicholas Alahverdian says, somewhat sarcastically and clearly shaken by the letter he received from the state. As a dollar sign, apparently.

  5. Ralph Northam:

    I understand politics and I saw what happened, but we worked through that and thankfully, Virginians stuck with me in clearly what was a difficult time. I was committed and I let people know that I was going to bring good from this. And I think people trusted me and stayed with me.

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