Pronunciation: klēr
a.1.Free from opaqueness; transparent; bright; light; luminous; unclouded.
The stream is so transparent, pure, and clear.
- Denham.
Fair as the moon, clear as the sun.
- Canticles vi. 10.
2.Free from ambiguity or indistinctness; lucid; perspicuous; plain; evident; manifest; indubitable.
One truth is clear; whatever is, is right.
- Pope.
3.Able to perceive clearly; keen; acute; penetrating; discriminating; as, a clear intellect; a clear head.
4.Not clouded with passion; serene; cheerful.
5.Easily or distinctly heard; audible; canorous.
6.Without mixture; entirely pure; as, clear sand.
7.Without defect or blemish, such as freckles or knots; as, a clear complexion; clear lumber.
8.Free from guilt or stain; unblemished.
9.Without diminution; in full; net; as, clear profit.
10.Free from impediment or obstruction; unobstructed; as, a clear view; to keep clear of debt.
My companion . . . left the way clear for him.
- Addison.
11.Free from embarrassment; detention, etc.
Clear breach
See under Breach, n., 4.
Clear days
(Law.) days reckoned from one day to another, excluding both the first and last day; as, from Sunday to Sunday there are six clear days.
Clear stuff
boards, planks, etc., free from knots.
n.1.(Carp.) Full extent; distance between extreme limits; especially; the distance between the nearest surfaces of two bodies, or the space between walls; as, a room ten feet square in the clear.
adv.1.In a clear manner; plainly.
2.Without limitation; wholly; quite; entirely; as, to cut a piece clear off.
v. t.1.To render bright, transparent, or undimmed; to free from clouds.
[imp. & p. p. Cleared ; p. pr. & vb. n. Clearing.]
2.To free from impurities; to clarify; to cleanse.
3.To free from obscurity or ambiguity; to relive of perplexity; to make perspicuous.
4.To render more quick or acute, as the understanding; to make perspicacious.
5.To free from impediment or incumbrance, from defilement, or from anything injurious, useless, or offensive; as, to clear land of trees or brushwood, or from stones; to clear the sight or the voice; to clear one's self from debt; - often used with of, off, away, or out.
Clear your mind of cant.
- Dr. Johnson.
6.To free from the imputation of guilt; to justify, vindicate, or acquit; - often used with from before the thing imputed.
I . . . am sure he will clear me from partiality.
- Dryden.
How! wouldst thou clear rebellion?
- Addison.
7.To leap or pass by, or over, without touching or failure; as, to clear a hedge; to clear a reef.
8.To gain without deduction; to net.
To clear a ship at the customhouse
to exhibit the documents required by law, give bonds, or perform other acts requisite, and procure a permission to sail, and such papers as the law requires.
To clear a ship for action
(Naut.) to remove incumbrances from the decks, and prepare for an engagement.
To clear the land
(Naut.) to gain such a distance from shore as to have sea room, and be out of danger from the land.
To clear hawse
(Naut.) to disentangle the cables when twisted.
To clear up
to explain; to dispel, as doubts, cares or fears.
v. i.1.To become free from clouds or fog; to become fair; - of the weather; - often followed by up, off, or away.
2.To become free from turbidity; - of solutions or suspensions of liquids; as, the salt has not completely dissolved until the suspension clears up; when refrigerated, the juice may become cloudy, but when warmed to room temperature, it clears up again.
3.To disengage one's self from incumbrances, distress, or entanglements; to become free.
3.(Banking) To make exchanges of checks and bills, and settle balances, as is done in a clearing house.
4.To obtain a clearance; as, the steamer cleared for Liverpool to-day.
To clear out
to go or run away; to depart.
Noun1.clear - the state of being free of suspicion; "investigation showed that he was in the clear"
2.clear - a clear or unobstructed space or expanse of land or water; "finally broke out of the forest into the open"
Synonyms: open
Verb1.clear - rid of obstructions; "Clear your desk"
Synonyms: unclutter
2.clear - make a way or path by removing objects; "Clear a path through the dense forest"
3.clear - become clear; "The sky cleared after the storm"
4.clear - grant authorization or clearance for; "Clear the manuscript for publication"; "The rock star never authorized this slanderous biography"
5.clear - remove; "clear the leaves from the lawn"; "Clear snow from the road"
6.clear - go unchallenged; be approved; "The bill cleared the House"
Synonyms: pass
7.clear - be debited and credited to the proper bank accounts; "The check will clear within 2 business days"
bounce - come back after being refused; "the check bounced"
8.clear - go away or disappear; "The fog cleared in the afternoon"
9.clear - pass by, over, or under without making contact; "the balloon cleared the tree tops"
Synonyms: top
10.clear - make free from confusion or ambiguity; make clear; "Could you clarify these remarks?"; "Clear up the question of who is at fault"
11.clear - free from payment of customs duties, as of a shipment; "Clear the ship and let it dock"
12.clear - clear from impurities, blemishes, pollution, etc.; "clear the water before it can be drunk"
13.clear - yield as a net profit; "This sale netted me $1 million"
Synonyms: net
14.clear - make as a net profit; "The company cleared $1 million"
Synonyms: net, sack up, sack
15.clear - 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"
16.clear - sell; "We cleared a lot of the old model cars"
17.clear - pass an inspection or receive authorization; "clear customs"
18.clear - pronounce not guilty of criminal charges; "The suspect was cleared of the murder charges"
19.clear - settle, as of a debt; "clear a debt"; "solve an old debt"
Synonyms: solve
20.clear - make clear, bright, light, or translucent; "The water had to be cleared through filtering"
21.clear - rid of instructions or data; "clear a memory buffer"
22.clear - remove (people) from a building; "clear the patrons from the theater after the bomb threat"
23.clear - remove the occupants of; "Clear the building"
24.clear - free (the throat) by making a rasping sound; "Clear the throat"
Synonyms: clear up
Adj.1.clear - 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"
unclear - not clear to the mind; "the law itself was unclear on that point"; "the reason for their actions is unclear to this day"
2.clear - free from confusion or doubt; "a complex problem requiring a clear head"; "not clear about what is expected of us"
3.clear - affording free passage or view; "a clear view"; "a clear path to victory"
Synonyms: open
4.clear - free from cloudiness; allowing light to pass through; "clear water"; "clear plastic bags"; "clear glass"; "the air is clear and clean"
opaque - not clear; not transmitting or reflecting light or radiant energy; "opaque windows of the jail"; "opaque to X-rays"
5.clear - free from contact or proximity or connection; "we were clear of the danger"; "the ship was clear of the reef"
6.clear - characterized by freedom from troubling thoughts (especially guilt); "a clear conscience"; "regarded her questioner with clear untroubled eyes"
7.clear - (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, clean, light
8.clear - (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"
Synonyms: unmortgaged
9.clear - 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"
Synonyms: clean-cut, clear-cut
10.clear - accurately stated or described; "a set of well-defined values"
Synonyms: well-defined
11.clear - free from clouds or mist or haze; "on a clear day"
cloudy - full of or covered with clouds; "cloudy skies"
12.clear - free of restrictions or qualifications; "a clean bill of health"; "a clear winner"
Synonyms: clean
13.clear - free from flaw or blemish or impurity; "a clear perfect diamond"
14.clear - clear of charges or deductions; "a clear profit"
15.clear - easily deciphered
16.clear - freed from any question of guilt; "is absolved from all blame"; "was now clear of the charge of cowardice"; "his official honor is vindicated"
17.clear - characterized by ease and quickness in perceiving; "clear mind"; "a percipient author"
Synonyms: percipient
18.clear - of complexion; without such blemishes as e.g. acne; "the clear complexion of a healthy young woman"
Adv.1.clear - completely; "read the book clear to the end"; "slept clear through the night"; "there were open fields clear to the horizon"
Synonyms: all the way
2.clear - in an easily perceptible manner; "could be seen clearly under the microscope"; "She cried loud and clear"
Synonyms: clearly
CLEAR - A specification language based on initial algebras.

["An Informal Introduction to Specification Using CLEAR", R.M. Burstall in The Correctness Problem in Computer Science, R.S. Boyer et al eds, Academic Press 1981, pp. 185-213].
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Translate Clear to Spanish, Translate Clear to German, Translate Clear to French
cleaning woman
cleansing agent
cleanup position
cleanup spot
-- Clear --
clear and present danger
clear away
clear box testing
Clear breach
Clear days
clear liquid diet
clear off
clear out
clear sailing
Clear stuff
clear the air
clear the throat
clear up
clear-air turbulence
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