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clear-cut

(klîr′kŭt′)
adj.
1. Distinctly and sharply defined or outlined: "The tall houses cast long clear-cut shadows westward" (J.R.R. Tolkien).
2. Not ambiguous; clear and obvious: clear-cut evidence of wrongdoing. See Synonyms at apparent.
3. Having been logged by clear-cutting.
v. clear-cut, clear-cut·ting, clear-cuts
v.tr.
To remove all of the trees in (a tract of timberland) at one time.
v.intr.
To log an area by removing all of the trees at one time.
n.
A tract of timberland that has been clear-cut.

clear-cut

adj (clear cut when postpositive)
1. definite; not vague: a clear-cut proposal.
2. clearly outlined
vb
(Forestry) (tr) another term for clear-fell

clear-cut

(ˈklɪərˈkʌt for 1,2; ˈklɪərˌkʌt for 3-5 )

adj., n., v. -cut, -cut•ting. adj.
1. formed with or having clearly defined outlines.
2. unambiguously clear; completely evident; definite: a clear-cut case of treason.
3. of or pertaining to a section of forest where all trees have been cut down (as for harvesting).
n.
4. Also called clear′ cut`ting. a section of forest where all trees have been cut down.
v.t.
5. to fell all the trees in (a section of forest).
[1850–55]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.clear-cut - remove all the trees at one time; "clear-cut an acre of forest"
clear - remove; "clear the leaves from the lawn"; "Clear snow from the road"
Adj.1.clear-cut - clearly or sharply defined to the mindclear-cut - clearly or sharply defined to the mind; "clear-cut evidence of tampering"; "Claudius was the first to invade Britain with distinct...intentions of conquest"; "trenchant distinctions between right and wrong"
clear - 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"
2.clear-cut - having had all the trees removed at one time; "clear-cut hillsides are subject to erosion"
cleared - 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"
3.clear-cut - 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"
distinct - easy to perceive; especially clearly outlined; "a distinct flavor"; "a distinct odor of turpentine"; "a distinct outline"; "the ship appeared as a distinct silhouette"; "distinct fingerprints"

clear-cut

adjective straightforward, specific, plain, precise, black-and-white, explicit, definite, unequivocal, unambiguous, cut-and-dried (informal) He won a clear-cut victory in yesterday's election.

clear-cut

adjective
3. Clearly, fully, and sometimes emphatically expressed:
Translations

clear-cut

[ˈklɪəˈkʌt] ADJ [decision, victory] → claro; [statement] → sin ambages

clear-cut

adj
decision, distinction, answer, policy, victoryklar; issue, problemklar umrissen
featuresscharf

clear-cut

[ˈklɪəˌkʌt] adjben definito/a or delineato/a, distinto/a

clear

(kliə) adjective
1. easy to see through; transparent. clear glass.
2. free from mist or cloud. Isn't the sky clear!
3. easy to see, hear or understand. a clear explanation; The details on that photograph are very clear.
4. free from difficulty or obstacles. a clear road ahead.
5. free from guilt etc. a clear conscience.
6. free from doubt etc. Are you quite clear about what I mean?
7. (often with of) without (risk of) being touched, caught etc. Is the ship clear of the rocks? clear of danger.
8. (often with of) free. clear of debt; clear of all infection.
verb
1. to make or become free from obstacles etc. He cleared the table; I cleared my throat; He cleared the path of debris.
2. (often with of) to prove the innocence of; to declare to be innocent. He was cleared of all charges.
3. (of the sky etc) to become bright, free from cloud etc.
4. to get over or past something without touching it. He cleared the jump easily.
ˈclearance noun
1. the act of clearing or removing. The clearance of these trees from the front of the window will give you more light.
2. the empty space between two objects. You can drive the lorry under the bridge – there's a clearance of half a metre.
3. (a certificate) giving permission for something to be done.
ˈclearing noun
a piece of land cleared of wood etc for cultivation. a clearing in the forest.
ˈclearly adverb
ˈclearness noun
ˌclear-ˈcut adjective
having a clear outline; plain and definite. clear-cut features.
ˈclearway noun
a stretch of road on which motorists are forbidden to stop.
clear off
to go away. He cleared off without saying a word.
clear out
1. to get rid of. He cleared the rubbish out of the attic.
2. to make tidy by emptying etc. He has cleared out the attic.
clear up
1. to make clean, tidy etc. Clear up this mess!
2. to become better etc. If the weather clears up, we'll go for a picnic.
in the clear
no longer under suspicion, in danger etc.
References in classic literature ?
The line of the buildings stood clear-cut and black against the sky; here and there out of the mass rose the great chimneys, with the river of smoke streaming away to the end of the world.
It came out black and clear-cut against the darkling sky; and presently a shapeless lump heaved up momentarily against the sky-line and vanished again.
And strange, too, it is to stand on Primrose Hill, as I did but a day before writing this last chapter, to see the great province of houses, dim and blue through the haze of the smoke and mist, vanishing at last into the vague lower sky, to see the people walking to and fro among the flower beds on the hill, to see the sight-seers about the Mar- tian machine that stands there still, to hear the tumult of playing children, and to recall the time when I saw it all bright and clear-cut, hard and silent, under the dawn of that last great day.
The other, the East king, the king of blood-red sunrises, I represent to myself as a spare Southerner with clear-cut features, black-browed and dark-eyed, gray-robed, upright in sunshine, resting a smooth-shaven cheek in the palm of his hand, impenetrable, secret, full of wiles, fine-drawn, keen - meditating aggressions.
She is extremely perfect; she is as hard and clear-cut as some little figure of a sea-nymph in an antique intaglio, and I will warrant that she has not a grain more of sentiment or heart than if she was scooped out of a big amethyst.
His English was not thick, but all clear-cut, as though it came from a phonograph.
He gazed imploringly at the clear-cut face in which there was no glimmer of recognition; but even at this extremity it never occurred to him to throw himself on the white man's mercy or to denounce the Afghan.
Clothes, slight figure, clear-cut, thin, sun-tanned face, pose, all this was so good that it was saved from the danger of banality only by the mobile black eyes of a keenness that one doesn't meet every day in the south of France and still less in Italy.
The lamp beat upon his face, and so intent was it and so still that it might have been that of a clear-cut classical statue, a personification of alertness and expectation.
In after years he wrote many plays, most of them good, clear-cut pieces of work, but none that came from him with the utter absence of labour which made the writing of
He had yellow hair, a thick yellow beard, clear-cut features, and large grey eyes set deep in his head.
It was a dark, handsome, clear-cut face which confronted Milverton--a face with a curved nose, strong, dark eyebrows shading hard, glittering eyes, and a straight, thin-lipped mouth set in a dangerous smile.