Adjective: clear (clearer,clearest) kleer
Verb: clear kleer
- Readily apparent 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"
- Free from confusion or doubt
"a complex problem requiring a clear head"; "not clear about what is expected of us"
- Affording free passage or view
"a clear view";
- Allowing light to pass through
"clear water"; "clear plastic bags"; "clear glass"; "the air is clear and clean"
- Free from contact, proximity or connection
"we were clear of the danger"; "the ship was clear of the reef"
- Characterized by freedom from troubling thoughts (especially guilt)
"a clear conscience"; "regarded her questioner with clear untroubled eyes"
- (of sound or colour) free from anything that dulls or dims
"clear laughter like a waterfall"; "clear reds and blues";
- clean, light, unclouded
- (especially of a title) free from any encumbrance or limitation that presents a question of fact or law
"I have clear title to this property";
- 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 clear-cut pattern";
- clean-cut, clear-cut
- Accurately stated or described
"a set of clear values";
- (meteorology) free from clouds, mist or haze
"on a clear day"
- Free from restrictions or qualifications
"a clear winner";
- Free from flaw, blemish or impurity
"a clear perfect diamond"; "the clear complexion of a healthy young woman"
- Clear of charges or deductions
"a clear profit"
- Easily read and understood
"James Boice provides a clear overview of Christian theology";
- decipherable, readable
- Freed from any question of guilt
"was now clear of the charge of cowardice";
- absolved, cleared, exculpated, exonerated, vindicated
- Characterized by ease and quickness in perceiving
Adverb: clear kleer
- Rid of obstructions
"Clear your desk";
- Make a way or path by removing objects
"Clear a path through the dense forest"
- Become free from clouds or less cloudy; become brighter
"The sky cleared after the storm";
- clear up, light up, brighten
- Grant authorization or clearance for
"Clear the manuscript for publication";
- authorize, authorise [Brit], pass
- Remove so as to leave tidy or unobstructed
"clear the leaves from the lawn"; "Clear snow from the road"
- Go unchallenged; be approved
"The bill cleared the House";
- Be debited and credited to the proper bank accounts
"The payment should clear within 2 business days"
- Go away or disappear
"The fog cleared in the afternoon"
- Pass by, over, or under without making contact
"the balloon cleared the trees";
- Make free from confusion or ambiguity; make clear
"Clear up the question of who is at fault";
- clear up, shed light on, crystallize, crystallise [Brit], crystalize, crystalise [Brit], straighten out, sort out, enlighten, illuminate, elucidate
- Free from payment of customs duties, as of a shipment
"Clear the ship and let it dock"
- Clear from impurities, blemishes, pollution, etc.
"clear the water before it can be drunk"
- Yield as a net profit
"This sale cleared me $1 million";
- Make as a net profit
"The company cleared $1 million";
- net, sack, sack up
- Earn on some commercial or business transaction; earn as salary or wages
"He clears $5,000 each month";
- gain, take in, make, earn, realize, realise [Brit], pull in, bring in
"We cleared a lot of the old model cars"
- Pass an inspection or receive authorization
- Pronounce not guilty of criminal charges
"The suspect was cleared of the murder charges";
- acquit, assoil, discharge, exonerate, exculpate
- Settle, as of a debt
"clear a debt";
- Make clear, bright, light, or translucent
"The water had to be cleared through filtering"
- (computing) rid of instructions or data
"clear a memory buffer"
- Remove (people) from a building
"clear the patrons from the theatre after the bomb threat"
- Remove the occupants of
"Clear the building"
- Free (the throat) by making a rasping sound
"Clear the throat";
- clear up
Noun: clear kleer
"slept clear through the night"; "there were open fields clear to the horizon"; "read the book clear to the end";
- all the way
- In an easily perceptible manner
"She cried loud and clear";
- The state of being free of suspicion
"investigation showed that he was in the clear"
- A clear or unobstructed space or expanse of land or water
"finally broke out of the forest into the clear";
Derived forms: clearer, clearing, cleared, clearest, clears
See also: broad, clarity, clean-handed, clear off, clear-cut, clearheaded, clearness, clear-thinking, cloudless, comprehendible, comprehensible, crystal clear, crystalline, definite, discerning, distinct, fair, free, guiltless, hyaline, hyaloid, innocent, legible, limpid, limpidity, liquid, lucid, lucidity, lucidness, luculent, net, nett, pellucid, pellucidity, perfect, perspicuous, prima facie, pure, semitransparent, serene, translucent, transparent, trenchant, unambiguous, unclouded, uncloudedness, unencumbered, unfrosted, unmistakable, unmistakeable, unobstructed, unqualified, unsubtle, untroubled, vivid
Type of: acquire, allow, alter, area, bear, benefit, bring home the bacon, change, clarify, clear up, come through, countenance, country, create, deliver the goods, determine, disappear, discharge, disembarrass, elucidate, empty, flog [Brit], free, gain, get, go away, innocence, judge, label, let, make, modify, move out, overhaul, overtake, pass, pay, permit, profit, pronounce, remove, rid, sell, settle, square off, square up, succeed, take, take away, take out, vanish, win, withdraw, yield
Antonym: bounce, cloudy, opaque, unclear
Encyclopedia: Clear, Alaska