Pronunciation: klēn
a.1.Free from dirt or filth; as, clean clothes.
2.Free from that which is useless or injurious; without defects; as, clean land; clean timber.
3.Free from awkwardness; not bungling; adroit; dexterous; as, a clean trick; a clean leap over a fence.
4.Free from errors and vulgarisms; as, a clean style.
5.Free from restraint or neglect; complete; entire.
6.Free from moral defilement; sinless; pure.
Create in me a clean heart, O God.
- Ps. li. 10
That I am whole, and clean, and meet for Heaven
- Tennyson.
7.(Script.) Free from ceremonial defilement.
8.Free from that which is corrupting to the morals; pure in tone; healthy.
9.Well-proportioned; shapely; as, clean limbs.
A clean bill of health
a certificate from the proper authority that a ship is free from infection.
Clean breach
See under Breach, n., 4.
To make a clean breast
See under Breast.
adv.1.Without limitation or remainder; quite; perfectly; wholly; entirely.
All the people were passed clean over Jordan.
- Josh. iii. 17.
2.Without miscarriage; not bunglingly; dexterously.
v. t.1.To render clean; to free from whatever is foul, offensive, or extraneous; to purify; to cleanse.
[imp. & p. p. Cleaned (klēnd); p. pr. & vb. n. Cleaning.]
To clean out
to exhaust; to empty; to get away from (one) all his money.
- De Quincey.
Noun1.clean - a weightlift in which the barbell is lifted to shoulder height and then jerked overhead
Synonyms: clean and jerk
Verb1.clean - make clean by removing dirt, filth, or unwanted substances from; "Clean the stove!"; "The dentist cleaned my teeth"
Synonyms: make clean
begrime, bemire, colly, dirty, grime, soil - make soiled, filthy, or dirty; "don't soil your clothes when you play outside!"
2.clean - remove unwanted substances from, such as feathers or pits; "Clean the turkey"
Synonyms: pick
3.clean - clean and tidy up the house; "She housecleans every week"
4.clean - clean one's body or parts thereof, as by washing; "clean up before you see your grandparents"; "clean your fingernails before dinner"
Synonyms: cleanse
5.clean - be cleanable; "This stove cleans easily"
6.clean - deprive wholly of money in a gambling game, robbery, etc.; "The other players cleaned him completely"
7.clean - remove all contents or possession from, or empty completely; "The boys cleaned the sandwich platters"; "The trees were cleaned of apples by the storm"
Synonyms: strip
8.clean - remove while making clean; "Clean the spots off the rug"
9.clean - remove unwanted substances from
Synonyms: scavenge
10.clean - remove shells or husks from; "clean grain before milling it"
Adj.1.clean - free from dirt or impurities; or having clean habits; "children with clean shining faces"; "clean white shirts"; "clean dishes"; "a spotlessly clean house"; "cats are clean animals"
dirty, soiled, unclean - soiled or likely to soil with dirt or grime; "dirty unswept sidewalks"; "a child in dirty overalls"; "dirty slums"; "piles of dirty dishes"; "put his dirty feet on the clean sheet"; "wore an unclean shirt"; "mining is a dirty job"; "Cinderella did the dirty work while her sisters preened themselves"
2.clean - free of restrictions or qualifications; "a clean bill of health"; "a clear winner"
Synonyms: clear
3.clean - (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"
Synonyms: unclouded, clear, light
4.clean - free from impurities; "clean water"; "fresh air"
Synonyms: fresh
5.clean - without difficulties or problems; "a clean test flight"
6.clean - ritually clean or pure
unclean, impure - ritually unclean or impure; "and the swine...is unclean to you"-Leviticus 11:3
7.clean - not spreading pollution or contamination; especially radioactive contamination; "a clean fuel"; "cleaner and more efficient engines"; "the tactical bomb is reasonably clean"
Synonyms: uncontaminating
contaminating, dirty - spreading pollution or contamination; especially radioactive contamination; "the air near the foundry was always dirty"; "the air near the foundry was always dirty"; "a dirty bomb releases enormous amounts of long-lived radioactive fallout"
8.clean - (of behavior or especially language) free from objectionable elements; fit for all observers; "good clean fun"; "a clean joke"
Synonyms: unobjectionable
dirty - (of behavior or especially language) characterized by obscenity or indecency; "dirty words"; "a dirty old man"; "dirty books and movies"; "boys telling dirty jokes"; "has a dirty mouth"
9.clean - free from sepsis or infection; "a clean (or uninfected) wound"
Synonyms: uninfected
10.clean - morally pure; "led a clean life"
Synonyms: clean-living
11.clean - (of a manuscript) having few alterations or corrections; "fair copy"; "a clean manuscript"
Synonyms: fair
12.clean - of a surface; not written or printed on; "blank pages"; "fill in the blank spaces"; "a clean page"; "wide white margins"
Synonyms: blank, white
13.clean - marked by or calling for sportsmanship or fair play; "a clean fight"; "a sporting solution of the disagreement"; "sportsmanlike conduct"
14.clean - thorough and without qualification; "a clean getaway"; "a clean sweep"; "a clean break"
15.clean - (of a record) having no marks of discredit or offense; "a clean voting recor"; "a clean driver's license"
16.clean - not carrying concealed weapons
17.clean - free from clumsiness; precisely or deftly executed; "he landed a clean left on his opponent's cheek"; "a clean throw"; "the neat exactness of the surgeon's knife"
Synonyms: neat
18.clean - free of drugs; "after a long dependency on heroin she has been clean for 4 years"
Adv.1.clean - completely; used as intensifiers; "clean forgot the appointment"; "I'm plumb (or plum) tuckered out"
Synonyms: plumb, plum
2.clean - in conformity with the rules or laws and without fraud or cheating; "they played fairly"
Synonyms: fair, fairly
1.(language)Clean - A lazy higher-order purely functional language from the University of Nijmegen. Clean was originally a subset of Lean, designed to be an experimental intermediate language and used to study the graph rewriting model. To help focus on the essential implementation issues it deliberately lacked all syntactic sugar, even infix expressions or complex lists,

As it was used more and more to construct all kinds of applications it was eventually turned into a general purpose functional programming language, first released in May 1995. The new language is strongly typed (Milner/Mycroft type system), provides modules and functional I/O (including a WIMP interface), and supports parallel processing and distributed processing on loosely coupled parallel architectures. Parallel execution was originally based on the PABC abstract machine.

It is one of the fastest implementations of functional languages available, partly aided by programmer annotations to influence evaluation order.

Although the two variants of Clean are rather different, the name Clean can be used to denote either of them. To distinguish, the old version can be referred to as Clean 0.8, and the new as Clean 1.0 or Concurrent Clean.

The current release of Clean (1.0) includes a compiler, producing code for the ABC abstract machine, a code generator, compiling the ABC code into either object-code or assembly language (depending on the platform), I/O libraries, a development environment (not all platforms), and documentation. It is supported (or will soon be supported) under Mac OS, Linux, OS/2, Windows 95, SunOS, and Solaris.

http://www.cs.kun.nl/~clean/. E-mail: . Mailing list: .

["Clean - A Language for Functional Graph Rewriting", T. Brus et al, IR 95, U Nijmegen, Feb 1987].

["Concurrent Clean", M.C. van Eekelen et al, TR 89-18, U Nijmegen, Netherlands, 1989].
2.clean - Used of hardware or software designs, implies "elegance in the small", that is, a design or implementation that may not hold any surprises but does things in a way that is reasonably intuitive and relatively easy to comprehend from the outside. The antonym is "grungy" or crufty.
3.clean - To remove unneeded or undesired files in a effort to reduce clutter: "I'm cleaning up my account." "I cleaned up the garbage and now have 100 Meg free on that partition."
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