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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 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.
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.
Even the shadows were sharp and stiff and clear-cut, as no proper shadows should be.
That a stomach, disordered by decayed elephant flesh, a lion roaring in the jungle, a picture-book, and sleep could have so truly portrayed all the clear-cut details of what he had seemingly experienced was quite beyond his knowledge; yet he knew that Numa could not climb a tree, he knew that there existed in the jungle no such bird as he had seen, and he knew, too, that he could not have fallen a tiny fraction of the distance he had hurtled downward, and lived.
He leaned forward in his chair with an expression of extraordinary concentration upon his clear-cut, hawklike features.
Have clear-cut and handsome features; their eyes are well set and large, though a slight narrowness lends them a crafty appearance.
He had yellow hair, a thick yellow beard, clear-cut features, and large grey eyes set deep in his head.
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.
She noticed that there was a slight quiver in his voice, and, glancing up at his dark, clear-cut face, she saw that he was very grave.
That he had been handsome might be easily judged from his high aquiline nose and clear-cut chin; but his features had been so distorted by the seams and scars of old wounds, and by the loss of one eye which had been torn from the socket, that there was little left to remind one of the dashing young knight who had been fifty years ago the fairest as well as the boldest of the English chivalry.
That was all--there was no clear-cut horizontal line marking the dip of the globe below the line of vision.
The moonlight shone on the white stones, bringing them out in clear-cut relief against the dark trees behind.