What does clearly mean?

Definitions for clearly
ˈklɪər liclear·ly

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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

    Clearly is an online retailer of contact lenses, eyeglasses and sunglasses. The company was acquired by EssilorLuxottica Canada, and is headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia. They are one of the largest online contact lens retailers in North America, and the largest seller of prescription eyeglasses online in the world. The latest acquisition is contactlens.qa

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. Lester Friedman:

    Pretty much every holiday, every event, he would also bring up his brother Samuel, it clearly made a hole in his heart that he never got to meet his twin, and that his twin died a few weeks after birth.

  2. Ron Binder:

    Overall, we clearly knew that we could not ... things could not stay the same, the committee worked pretty hard, close to a year and a half. I thought we came up with some good recommendations.

  3. William LeoGrande:

    Historically, Cuba has had probably the worst Internet access in the hemisphere. Clearly, the Cuban government has decided that broad Internet access is essential to a 21st century economy. The Internet cafes and now this Wi-Fi network show that the government is serious about expanding Internet access.

  4. James Anderson:

    His courageous decision to remain in Kyiv has clearly strengthened the resolve of the Ukrainian military and inspired ordinary citizens to stand and fight against the invaders.

  5. Gustav Gressel:

    (Germany is) more clearly aware than many in Kiev that Ukraine basically needs a cease-fire or a freezing of the conflict more urgently than Moscow, kiev needs to see sooner or later how it gets out of the war.

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    being essentially equal to something
    • A. ravening
    • B. appellative
    • C. equivalent
    • D. butch

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