Adjective: cleared kleerd
Verb: clear kleer
- Rid of objects or obstructions such as e.g. trees and brush
"cleared land"; "cleared streets free of fallen trees and debris"; "a cleared passage through the underbrush"; "played poker on the cleared dining room table"
- Freed from any question of guilt
"is cleared from all blame";
- absolved, clear, exculpated, exonerated, vindicated
- 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 [archaic], 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
See also: clean-handed, clear off, clear-cut, guiltless, improved, innocent, treeless, unwooded
Type of: acquire, allow, alter, bear, benefit, bring home the bacon, change, clarify, clear up, come through, countenance, create, deliver the goods, determine, disappear, discharge, disembarrass, elucidate, empty, flog [Brit], free, gain, get, go away, 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, uncleared
Encyclopedia: Cleared Clear, Alaska