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  Definition of Clear
  1. a clear or unobstructed space or expanse of land or water; "finally broke out of the forest into the open"
  2. the state of being free of suspicion; "investigation showed that he was in the clear"
  3. free (the throat) by making a rasping sound; "Clear the throat"
  4. rid of obstructions; "Clear your desk"
  5. remove; "clear the leaves from the lawn"; "Clear snow from the road"
  6. make a way or path by removing objects; "Clear a path through the dense forest"
  7. remove the occupants of; "Clear the building"
  8. remove (people) from a building; "clear the patrons from the theater after the bomb threat"
  9. rid of instructions or data; "clear a memory buffer"
  10. make clear, bright, light, or translucent; "The water had to be cleared through filtering"
  11. make free from confusion or ambiguity; make clear; "Could you clarify these remarks?"; "Clear up the question of who is at fault"
  12. settle, as of a debt; "clear a debt"; "solve an old debt"
  13. grant authorization or clearance for; "Clear the manuscript for publication"; "The rock star never authorized this slanderous biography"
  14. pronounce not guilty of criminal charges; "The suspect was cleared of the murder charges"
  15. pass an inspection or receive authorization; "clear customs"
  16. pass by, over, or under without making contact; "the balloon cleared the tree tops"
  17. go away or disappear; "The fog cleared in the afternoon"
  18. sell; "We cleared a lot of the old model cars"
  19. be debited and credited to the proper bank accounts; "The check will clear within 2 business days"
  20. 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"
  21. make as a net profit; "The company cleared $1 million"
  22. yield as a net profit; "This sale netted me $1 million"
  23. clear from impurities, blemishes, pollution, etc.; "clear the water before it can be drunk"
  24. free from payment of customs duties, as of a shipment; "Clear the ship and let it dock"
  25. go unchallenged; be approved; "The bill cleared the House"
  26. become clear; "The sky cleared after the storm"
  27. of complexion; without such blemishes as e.g. acne; "the clear complexion of a healthy young woman"
  28. clear 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"
  29. free from cloudiness; allowing light to pass through; "clear water"; "clear plastic bags"; "clear glass"; "the air is clear and clean"
  30. free from confusion or doubt; "a complex problem requiring a clear head"; "not clear about what is expected of us"
  31. free from clouds or mist or haze; "on a clear day"
  32. accurately stated or described; "a set of well-defined values"
  33. characterized by ease and quickness in perceiving; "clear mind"; "a percipient author"
  34. 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"
  35. (especially of a title) free from any encumberance or limitation that presents a question of fact or law; "I have clear title to this property"
  36. freed from any question of guilt; "is absolved from all blame"; "was now clear of the charge of cowardice"; "his official honor is vindicated"
  37. easily deciphered
  38. clear of charges or deductions; "a clear profit"
  39. affording free passage or view; "a clear view"; "a clear path to victory"
  40. free from flaw or blemish or impurity; "a clear perfect diamond"
  41. (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"
  42. free of restrictions or qualifications; "a clean bill of health"; "a clear winner"
  43. characterized by freedom from troubling thoughts (especially guilt); "a clear conscience"; "regarded her questioner with clear untroubled eyes"
  44. in an easily perceptible manner; "could be seen clearly under the microscope"; "She cried loud and clear"
  45. completely; "read the book clear to the end"; "slept clear through the night"; "there were open fields clear to the horizon"
Similar Words: open, clear up, unclutter, shed light on, crystallize, crystallise, crystalize, crystalise, straighten out, sort out, enlighten, illuminate, elucidate, solve, authorize, authorise, pass, acquit, assoil, discharge, exonerate, exculpate, top, gain, take in, make, earn, realize, realise, pull in, bring in, net, sack, sack up, light up, brighten, well-defined, percipient, clean-cut, clear-cut, unmortgaged, absolved, cleared, exculpated, exonerated, vindicated, decipherable, readable, clean, light, unclouded, clearly, all the way


See Also: clear off, clear away, comprehensible, comprehendible, definite, distinct, unambiguous


Hyponyms: denude, bare, denudate, strip, stump, deforest, disforest, disafforest, approbate, certificate, approve, O.K., okay, sanction, declare, license, licence, certify, commission, validate, formalize, formalise, vindicate, whitewash, purge, hop, eke out, squeeze out, profit, turn a profit, rake off, take home, bring home, rake in, shovel in, gross, yield, pay, bear


Pertainyms: clean-cut, clear-cut


Grouped Verbs: unclutter, net, sack, sack up, make, gain, take in, earn, realize, realise, pull in, bring in


Attributes: clarity, lucidity, pellucidity, clearness, limpidity, uncloudedness


Entailments: judge


Derivational Morphology: unclutter, acquit, assoil, discharge, exonerate, exculpate, open, clearing, glade, clarification, lucidity, clarity, pellucidity, clearness, limpidity, elucidation, illumination, clearance, pass, passport, authority, authorization, authorisation, sanction, empowerment, authorizer, authoriser, exculpation, exoneration, vindication, acquittal, peak, crown, crest, top, tip, summit, top side, upper side, upside, earner, wage earner, gainer, net income, net, net profit, lucre, profit, profits, earnings


Anagrams: lacer


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