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Noun: clearing  kleer-ing
  1. A tract of land with few or no trees in the middle of a wooded area
    - glade
  2. The act of freeing from suspicion
  3. The act of removing solid particles from a liquid
    - clarification
  4. [UK] The process during which remaining university places are allocated to the remaining students
Verb: clear  kleer
  1. Rid of obstructions
    "Clear your desk";
    - unclutter
  2. Make a way or path by removing objects
    "Clear a path through the dense forest"
  3. Become free from clouds or less cloudy; become brighter
    "The sky cleared after the storm";
    - clear up, light up, brighten
  4. Grant authorization or clearance for
    "Clear the manuscript for publication";
    - authorize, authorise [Brit], pass
  5. Remove so as to leave tidy or unobstructed
    "clear the leaves from the lawn"; "Clear snow from the road"
  6. Go unchallenged; be approved
    "The bill cleared the House";
    - pass
  7. Be debited and credited to the proper bank accounts
    "The payment should clear within 2 business days"
  8. Go away or disappear
    "The fog cleared in the afternoon"
  9. Pass by, over, or under without making contact
    "the balloon cleared the tree tops";
    - top
  10. 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
  11. Free from payment of customs duties, as of a shipment
    "Clear the ship and let it dock"
  12. Clear from impurities, blemishes, pollution, etc.
    "clear the water before it can be drunk"
  13. Yield as a net profit
    "This sale cleared me $1 million";
    - net
  14. Make as a net profit
    "The company cleared $1 million";
    - net, sack, sack up
  15. Receive money in return for work; make a profit as the result of some business transaction
    "He clears $5,000 each month";
    - gain, take in, make, earn, realize, realise [Brit], pull in [informal], bring in
  16. Sell
    "We cleared a lot of the old model cars"
  17. Pass an inspection or receive authorization
    "clear customs"
  18. Pronounce not guilty of criminal charges
    "The suspect was cleared of the murder charges";
    - acquit, assoil [archaic], discharge, exonerate, exculpate
  19. Settle, as of a debt
    "clear a debt";
    - solve
  20. Make clear, bright, light, or translucent
    "The water had to be cleared through filtering"
  21. (computing) rid of instructions or data
    "clear a memory buffer"
  22. Remove (people) from a building
    "clear the patrons from the theatre after the bomb threat"
  23. Remove the occupants of
    "Clear the building"
  24. Free (the throat) by making a rasping sound
    "Clear the throat";
    - clear up

Derived forms: clearings

See also: clear off

Type of: acquire, allow, alter, bear, benefit, bring home the bacon [informal], change, clarify, clear up, come through, come up trumps [Brit, informal], countenance, create, deliver the goods, determine, disappear, discharge, disembarrass, elucidate, empty, flog [Brit, informal], free, freeing, gain, get, go away, improvement, judge, label, let, liberation, make, modify, move out, overhaul, overtake, parcel, parcel of land, pass, pay, permit, piece of ground, piece of land, profit, pronounce, release, remove, rid, sell, settle, square off, square up, succeed, take, take away, take out, tract, turn up trumps [Brit, informal], vanish, win, withdraw, yield

Antonym: bounce

Encyclopedia: Clearing, Illinois

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