clear

phonetic symbol: / klɪ́r / 

clear - English Dictionary

[ noun ]
■ a clear or unobstructed space or expanse of land or water
open

[ noun ]
■ the state of being free of suspicion
e.g.)
・investigation showed that he was in the clear

[ verb ]
■ free (the throat) by making a rasping sound
e.g.)
・Clear the throat
clear up

[ verb ]
■ rid of obstructions
e.g.)
・Clear your desk
unclutter

[ verb ]
■ remove
e.g.)
・clear the leaves from the lawn
・Clear snow from the road

[ verb ]
■ make a way or path by removing objects
e.g.)
・Clear a path through the dense forest

[ verb ]
■ remove the occupants of
e.g.)
・Clear the building

[ verb ]
■ remove (people) from a building
e.g.)
・clear the patrons from the theater after the bomb threat

[ verb ]
■ rid of instructions or data
e.g.)
・clear a memory buffer

[ verb ]
■ make clear, bright, light, or translucent
e.g.)
・The water had to be cleared through filtering

[ verb ]
■ make free from confusion or ambiguity
■ make clear
e.g.)
・Clear up the question of who is at fault
clear up , crystalise , crystalize , crystallise , crystallize , elucidate , enlighten , illuminate , shed light on , sort out , straighten out

[ verb ]
■ settle, as of a debt
e.g.)
・clear a debt
solve

[ verb ]
■ grant authorization or clearance for
e.g.)
・Clear the manuscript for publication
authorise , authorize , pass

[ verb ]
■ pronounce not guilty of criminal charges
e.g.)
・The suspect was cleared of the murder charges
acquit , assoil , discharge , exculpate , exonerate

[ verb ]
■ pass an inspection or receive authorization
e.g.)
・clear customs

[ verb ]
■ pass by, over, or under without making contact
e.g.)
・the balloon cleared the tree tops
top

[ verb ]
■ go away or disappear
e.g.)
・The fog cleared in the afternoon

[ verb ]
■ sell
e.g.)
・We cleared a lot of the old model cars

[ verb ]
■ be debited and credited to the proper bank accounts
e.g.)
・The check will clear within 2 business days

[ verb ]
■ earn on some commercial or business transaction
■ earn as salary or wages
e.g.)
・He clears $5,000 each month
bring in , earn , gain , make , pull in , realise , realize , take in

[ verb ]
■ make as a net profit
e.g.)
・The company cleared $1 million
net , sack , sack up

[ verb ]
■ yield as a net profit
net

[ verb ]
■ clear from impurities, blemishes, pollution, etc.
e.g.)
・clear the water before it can be drunk

[ verb ]
■ free from payment of customs duties, as of a shipment
e.g.)
・Clear the ship and let it dock

[ verb ]
■ go unchallenged
■ be approved
e.g.)
・The bill cleared the House
pass

[ verb ]
■ become clear
e.g.)
・The sky cleared after the storm
brighten , clear up , light up

[ adjective ]
■ readily apparent to the mind
e.g.)
・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

[ adjective ]
■ allowing light to pass through
e.g.)
・clear water
・clear plastic bags
・clear glass
・the air is clear and clean

[ adjective satellite ]
■ free from confusion or doubt
e.g.)
・a complex problem requiring a clear head
・not clear about what is expected of us

[ adjective ]
■ free from clouds or mist or haze
e.g.)
・on a clear day

[ adjective ]
■ accurately stated or described
well-defined

[ adjective satellite ]
■ characterized by ease and quickness in perceiving
e.g.)
・clear mind
percipient

[ adjective satellite ]
■ clear and distinct to the senses
■ easily perceptible
e.g.)
・as clear as a whistle
・clear footprints in the snow
・the letter brought back a clear image of his grandfather
・a clear-cut pattern
clean-cut , clear-cut

[ adjective satellite ]
■ (especially of a title) free from any encumbrance or limitation that presents a question of fact or law
e.g.)
・I have clear title to this property
unmortgaged

[ adjective satellite ]
■ free from contact or proximity or connection
e.g.)
・we were clear of the danger
・the ship was clear of the reef

[ adjective satellite ]
■ freed from any question of guilt
e.g.)
・was now clear of the charge of cowardice
absolved , cleared , exculpated , exonerated , vindicated

[ adjective satellite ]
■ easily deciphered
decipherable , readable

[ adjective satellite ]
■ clear of charges or deductions
e.g.)
・a clear profit

[ adjective satellite ]
■ affording free passage or view
e.g.)
・a clear view
・a clear path to victory
open

[ adjective satellite ]
■ free from flaw or blemish or impurity
e.g.)
・a clear perfect diamond
・the clear complexion of a healthy young woman

[ adjective satellite ]
■ (of sound or color) free from anything that dulls or dims
e.g.)
・clear laughter like a waterfall
・clear reds and blues
clean , light , unclouded

[ adjective satellite ]
■ free of restrictions or qualifications
e.g.)
・a clear winner
clean

[ adjective satellite ]
■ characterized by freedom from troubling thoughts (especially guilt)
e.g.)
・a clear conscience
・regarded her questioner with clear untroubled eyes

[ adverb ]
■ in an easily perceptible manner
e.g.)
・could be seen clearly under the microscope
・She cried loud and clear
clearly

[ adverb ]
■ completely
e.g.)
・read the book clear to the end
・slept clear through the night
・there were open fields clear to the horizon
all the way

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