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Dictionary definition for: Clear

1. (n) the state of being free of suspicion; "investigation showed that he was in the clear"

2. (r) completely; "read the book clear to the end" "slept clear through the night" "there were open fields clear to the horizon"

3. (a) 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"

4. (v) rid of obstructions; "Clear your desk"

5. (v) make a way or path by removing objects; "Clear a path through the dense forest"

6. (n) a clear or unobstructed space or expanse of land or water; "finally broke out of the forest into the open"

7. (r) in an easily perceptible manner; "could be seen clearly under the microscope" "She cried loud and clear"

8. (s) free from confusion or doubt; "a complex problem requiring a clear head" "not clear about what is expected of us"

9. (s) affording free passage or view; "a clear view" "a clear path to victory"

10. (v) become clear; "The sky cleared after the storm"

11. (a) free from cloudiness; allowing light to pass through; "clear water" "clear plastic bags" "clear glass" "the air is clear and clean"

12. (v) grant authorization or clearance for; "Clear the manuscript for publication" "The rock star never authorized this slanderous biography"

13. (v) remove; "clear the leaves from the lawn" "Clear snow from the road"

14. (s) characterized by freedom from troubling thoughts (especially guilt) "a clear conscience" "regarded her questioner with clear untroubled eyes"

15. (v) go unchallenged; be approved; "The bill cleared the House"

16. (s) (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"

17. (v) be debited and credited to the proper bank accounts; "The check will clear within 2 business days"

18. (v) go away or disappear; "The fog cleared in the afternoon"

19. (s) (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"

20. (s) 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"

21. (v) pass by, over, or under without making contact; "the balloon cleared the tree tops"

22. (a) accurately stated or described; "a set of well-defined values"

23. (v) make free from confusion or ambiguity; make clear; "Could you clarify these remarks?" "Clear up the question of who is at fault"

24. (v) free from payment of customs duties, as of a shipment; "Clear the ship and let it dock"

25. (a) free from clouds or mist or haze; "on a clear day"

26. (v) clear from impurities, blemishes, pollution, etc.; "clear the water before it can be drunk"

27. (s) free of restrictions or qualifications; "a clean bill of health" "a clear winner"

28. (v) yield as a net profit; "This sale netted me $1 million"

29. (s) free from flaw or blemish or impurity; "a clear perfect diamond"

30. (s) clear of charges or deductions; "a clear profit"

31. (v) make as a net profit; "The company cleared $1 million"

32. (v) 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"

33. (s) easily deciphered

34. (v) sell; "We cleared a lot of the old model cars"

35. (s) freed from any question of guilt; "is absolved from all blame" "was now clear of the charge of cowardice" "his official honor is vindicated"

36. (v) pass an inspection or receive authorization; "clear customs"

37. (s) characterized by ease and quickness in perceiving; "clear mind" "a percipient author"

38. (v) pronounce not guilty of criminal charges; "The suspect was cleared of the murder charges"

39. (s) of complexion; without such blemishes as e.g. acne; "the clear complexion of a healthy young woman"

40. (v) settle, as of a debt; "clear a debt" "solve an old debt"

41. (v) make clear, bright, light, or translucent; "The water had to be cleared through filtering"

42. (v) rid of instructions or data; "clear a memory buffer"

43. (v) remove (people) from a building; "clear the patrons from the theater after the bomb threat"

44. (v) remove the occupants of; "Clear the building"

45. (v) free (the throat) by making a rasping sound; "Clear the throat"

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