Definition and Meanings for clear

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Part of Speech of clear

adjective, comparative, superlative, noun, adverb, transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun, intransitive verb

Etymology of clear

oe. cler, cleer, of. cler, f. clair, fr.l. clarus, clear, bright, loud, distinct, renowned; perh. akin to l. clamare to call, e. claim. cf. chanticleer, clairvoyant, claret, clarify

Meaning of clear

as adjective, comparative, superlative

  • free from opaqueness; transparent; bright; light; luminous; unclouded.
  • free from ambiguity or indistinctness; lucid; perspicuous; plain; evident; manifest; indubitable.
  • able to perceive clearly; keen; acute; penetrating; discriminating; as, a clear intellect; a clear head.
  • not clouded with passion; serene; cheerful.
  • easily or distinctly heard; audible; canorous.
  • without mixture; entirely pure; as, clear sand.
  • without defect or blemish, such as freckles or knots; as, a clear complexion; clear lumber.
  • free from guilt or stain; unblemished.
  • without diminution; in full; net; as, clear profit.
  • free from impediment or obstruction; unobstructed; as, a clear view; to keep clear of debt.
  • free from embarrassment; detention, etc.

as noun

    as 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.

    as adverb

    • in a clear manner; plainly.
    • without limitation; wholly; quite; entirely; as, to cut a piece clear off.

    as transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun

    • to render bright, transparent, or undimmed; to free from clouds.
    • to free from impurities; to clarify; to cleanse.
    • to free from obscurity or ambiguity; to relive of perplexity; to make perspicuous.
    • to render more quick or acute, as the understanding; to make perspicacious.
    • 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.
    • to free from the imputation of guilt; to justify, vindicate, or acquit; -- often used with from before the thing imputed.
    • to leap or pass by, or over, without touching or failure; as, to clear a hedge; to clear a reef.
    • to gain without deduction; to net.

    as intransitive verb

    • to become free from clouds or fog; to become fair; -- of the weather; -- often followed by up, off, or away.
    • 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.
    • to disengage one's self from incumbrances, distress, or entanglements; to become free.
    • to make exchanges of checks and bills, and settle balances, as is done in a clearing house.
    • to obtain a clearance; as, the steamer cleared for liverpool to-day.
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