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clear

 (klîr)
adj. clear·er, clear·est
1. Free from clouds, mist, or haze: a clear day.
2. Not obscured or darkened; bright: clear daylight; a clear yellow.
3. Easily seen through; transparent: clear water.
4. Free from flaw, blemish, or impurity: a clear, perfect diamond; a clear record with the police.
5. Free from impediment, obstruction, or hindrance; open: a clear view; a clear path to victory.
6. Plain or evident to the mind; unmistakable: a clear case of cheating.
7. Easily perceptible to the eye or ear; distinct: the clear call of a songbird.
8. Discerning or perceiving easily; keen: a clear mind.
9. Free from doubt or confusion; certain: His meaning is clear.
10. Free from qualification or limitation; absolute: a clear winner.
11. Free from guilt; untroubled: a clear conscience.
12. Having been freed from contact, proximity, or connection: At last we were clear of the danger. The ship was clear of the reef.
13. Free from charges or deductions; net: a clear profit.
14. Containing nothing: The ship's hold was clear.
adv.
1. Distinctly; clearly: spoke loud and clear.
2. Out of the way; completely away: stood clear of the doors.
3. Informal All the way; completely: slept clear through the night; read the book clear to the end.
v. cleared, clear·ing, clears
v.tr.
1. To make light, clear, or bright: The wind cleared the sky of clouds.
2. To rid of impurities, blemishes, muddiness, or foreign matter: The new filter cleared the water.
3. To free from confusion, doubt, or ambiguity; make plain or intelligible: cleared up the question of responsibility.
4.
a. To rid of objects or obstructions: clear the table; clear the road of debris.
b. To make (a way or clearing) by removing obstructions: clear a path through the jungle.
c. To remove (objects or obstructions): clear the dishes; clear snow from the road.
5.
a. To remove the occupants of: clear the theater.
b. To remove (people): clear the children from the room.
6. Sports
a. To move or shoot (a ball or puck) away from the goal or out of the defensive zone.
b. To clear a ball or puck out of (the defensive zone), as in lacrosse or hockey.
7. Computers
a. To rid (a memory location or buffer, for example) of instructions or data.
b. To remove (instructions or data) from memory.
8. To free from a legal charge or imputation of guilt; acquit: cleared the suspect of the murder charge.
9. To pass by, under, or over without contact: The boat cleared the dock.
10. To settle (a debt).
11. To gain (a given amount) as net profit or earnings.
12. To pass (a bill of exchange, such as a check) through a clearing-house.
13.
a. To secure the approval of: The bill cleared the Senate.
b. To authorize or approve: cleared the material for publication.
14. To free (a ship or cargo) from legal detention at a harbor by fulfilling customs and harbor requirements.
15. To give clearance or authorization to: cleared the plane to land.
16. To free (the throat) of phlegm by making a rasping sound.
v.intr.
1. To become clear: The sky cleared.
2. To go away; disappear: The fog cleared.
3.
a. To exchange checks and bills or settle accounts through a clearing-house.
b. To pass through the banking system and be debited and credited to the relevant accounts: The check cleared.
4. To comply with customs and harbor requirements in discharging a cargo or in leaving or entering a port.
n.
A clear or open space.
Phrasal Verb:
clear out Informal
To leave a place, usually quickly.
Idioms:
clear the air
To dispel differences or emotional tensions.
in the clear
1. Free from burdens or dangers.
2. Not subject to suspicion or accusations of guilt: The evidence showed that the suspect was actually in the clear.

[Middle English cler, from Old French, from Latin clārus, clear, bright; see kelə- in Indo-European roots.]

clear′a·ble adj.
clear′er n.
clear′ly adv.
clear′ness n.
Synonyms: clear, crystal, crystalline, limpid, pellucid, transparent
These adjectives mean not opaque or clouded: wrapped in clear plastic; crystal waters fed by snowmelt; crystalline air after a storm; a limpid blue pool; fish darting in the pellucid shallows; the transparent wings of a dragonfly. See Also Synonyms at apparent.
Translations
References in classic literature ?
A grove of pines covered one part of it, and from the heart of this green spot came a clearer sound than the soft sigh of the pines or the drowsy chirp of the crickets.
That's manifest; and clearer than the heavens above our heads," returned the undisturbed scout; "but either she, or they that have robbed her, have passed the bush; for I remember the rag she wore to hide a face that all did love to look upon.
Behind that outside pattern the dim shapes get clearer every day.
In the clearer view she could distinguish a staggering figure in the trail below who had evidently been stopped by two other expostulating shadows that were approaching from the shelter of a tree.
The subtle essence acted on him like a charmed draught, and caused the opaque substance of his animal being to grow transparent, or, at least, translucent; so that a spiritual gleam was transmitted through it, with a clearer lustre than hitherto.
Sometimes the sound died away, then it grew clearer again and nearer.
I trust that we shall be more imaginative, that our thoughts will be clearer, fresher, and more ethereal, as our sky--our understanding more comprehensive and broader, like our plains--our intellect generally on a grander seale, like our thunder and lightning, our rivers and mountains and forests-and our hearts shall even correspond in breadth and depth and grandeur to our inland seas.
Often, how louder and clearer than any tongue, does dumb circumstantial evidence speak.
But the incidents of his adventure grew sensibly sharper and clearer under the attrition of thinking them over, and so he presently found himself leaning to the impression that the thing might not have been a dream, after all.
If you ask me, I say this piece is as good as that one o' his, `Tell me not in mournful numbers;' and consid'able clearer.
Never was there a clearer case of "stealing the livery of the court of heaven to serve the devil in.
Margaret related something to her the next day, which placed this matter in a still clearer light.