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Meaning of CLEAR

Pronunciation:  kleer

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a clear or unobstructed space or expanse of land or water; "finally broke out of the forest into the open"
  2. [n]  the state of being free of suspicion; "investigation showed that he was in the clear"
  3. [adv]  in an easily perceptible manner; "could be seen clearly under the microscope"; "She cried loud and clear"
  4. [adv]  completely; "read the book clear to the end"; "slept clear through the night"; "there were open fields clear to the horizon"
  5. [adj]  of complexion; without such blemishes as e.g. acne; "the clear complexion of a healthy young woman"
  6. [adj]  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"
  7. [adj]  free from cloudiness; allowing light to pass through; "clear water"; "clear plastic bags"; "clear glass"; "the air is clear and clean"
  8. [adj]  free from confusion or doubt; "a complex problem requiring a clear head"; "not clear about what is expected of us"
  9. [adj]  (meteorology) free from clouds or mist or haze; "on a clear day"
  10. [adj]  accurately stated or described; "a set of well-defined values"
  11. [adj]  characterized by ease and quickness in perceiving; "clear mind"; "a percipient author"
  12. [adj]  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"
  13. [adj]  (especially of a title) "I have clear title to this property"
  14. [adj]  freed from any question of guilt; "is absolved from all blame"; "was now clear of the charge of cowardice"; "his official honor is vindicated"
  15. [adj]  easily deciphered
  16. [adj]  clear of charges or deductions; "a clear profit"
  17. [adj]  affording free passage or view; "a clear view"; "a clear path to victory"
  18. [adj]  free from flaw or blemish or impurity; "a clear perfect diamond"
  19. [adj]  (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"
  20. [adj]  free of restrictions or qualifications; "a clean bill of health"; "a clear winner"
  21. [adj]  characterized by freedom from troubling thoughts; especially e.g. guilt; "a clear conscience"; "looked at her questioner with clear untroubled eyes"
  22. [v]  make free from confusion or ambiguity; make clear; "Could you clarify these remarks?"; "Clear up the question of who is at fault"
  23. [v]  free (the throat) by making a rasping sound; "Clear the throat"
  24. [v]  rid of obstructions; "Clear your desk"
  25. [v]  remove; "clear the leaves from the lawn"; "Clear snow from the road"
  26. [v]  make a way or path by removing objects; "Clear a path through the dense forest"
  27. [v]  remove the occupants of; "Clear the building"
  28. [v]  remove (people) from a building; "clear the patrons from the theater after the bomb threat"
  29. [v]  rid of instructions or data; "clear a memory buffer"
  30. [v]  make clear, bright, light, or translucent; "The water had to be cleared through filtering"
  31. [v]  settle, as of a debt; "clear a debt"
  32. [v]  grant authorization or clearance for; "Clear the manuscript for publication"; "The rock star never authorized this slanderous biography"
  33. [v]  pronounce not guilty of criminal charges; "The suspect was cleared of the murder charges"
  34. [v]  pass an inspection or receive authorization; "clear customs"
  35. [v]  pass by, over, or under without making contact; "the balloon cleared the tree tops"
  36. [v]  go away or disappear; "The fog cleared in the afternoon"
  37. [v]  sell; "We cleared a lot of the old model cars"
  38. [v]  be debited and credited to the proper bank accounts; "The check will clear within 2 business days."
  39. [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"
  40. [v]  make as a net profit; "The company cleared $1 million"
  41. [v]  yield as a net profit; "This sale netted me $1 million"
  42. [v]  clear from impurities, blemishes, pollution, etc.; "clear the water before it can be drunk"
  43. [v]  free from payment of customs duties, as of a shipment; "Clear the ship and let it dock"
  44. [v]  go unchallenged; be approved; "The bill cleared the House"
  45. [v]  become clear; "The sky cleared after the storm"

CLEAR is a 5 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: absolved, acquit, all the way, assoil, authorise, authorize, bright, brighten, bring in, broad, clean, clean-cut, clean-handed, clear up, clear up, clear up, clear-cut, cleared, clearheaded, clearly, clear-thinking, cloudless, crystal clear, crystalise, crystalize, crystalline, crystallise, crystallize, decipherable, discerning, discharge, distinct, earn, elucidate, enlighten, exculpate, exculpated, exonerate, exonerated, fair, gain, guiltless, hyaline, hyaloid, illuminate, innocent, legible, light, light up, limpid, liquid, lucid, luculent, make, net, nett, open, open, pass, pass, pellucid, percipient, perfect, perspicuous, prima facie, pull in, pure, readable, realise, realize, semitransparent, serene, shed light on, shining, shiny, sort out, straighten out, sunny, sunshiny, take in, top, translucent, transparent, trenchant, unblemished, unclouded, unclutter, unencumbered, unfrosted, unmistakable, unmortgaged, unobstructed, unqualified, unsubtle, untroubled, vindicated, vivid, well-defined
 Antonyms: bounce, cloud, cloudy, clutter, clutter up, convict, ill-defined, opaque, overcast, unclear
 See Also: acquire, allow, alter, approbate, approve, area, bare, bear, benefit, bring home, certificate, certify, change, clarify, clear, clear, clear, clear away, clear off, come through, commission, comprehendible, comprehensible, countenance, country, create, declare, definite, deforest, denudate, denude, determine, disafforest, disappear, discharge, disembarrass, disforest, eke out, empty, formalise, formalize, free, free, get, go away, gross, hop, innocence, judge, label, let, licence, license, make, move out, O.K., okay, overhaul, overtake, pass, pay, permit, profit, pronounce, purge, rake in, rake off, remove, rid, sanction, sell, settle, shovel in, square off, square up, squeeze out, strip, stump, succeed, take, take away, take home, take out, turn a profit, unambiguous, validate, vanish, vindicate, whitewash, win, withdraw, yield



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Clear\ (kl[=e]r), a. [Compar. {Clearer} (-[~e]r); superl.
    {Clearest}.] [OE. cler, cleer, OF. cler, F. clair, fr.L.
    clarus, clear, broght, loud, distinct, renownwd; perh. akin
    to L. clamare to call, E. claim. Cf. {Chanticleer},
    {Clairvoyant}, {Claret}, {Clarufy}.]
    1. Free from opaqueness; transparent; bright; light;
       luminous; unclouded.
             The stream is so transparent, pure, and clear.
             Fair as the moon, clear as the sun.   --Canticles
                                                   vi. 10.
    2. Free from ambiguity or indistinctness; lucid; perspicuous;
       plain; evident; manifest; indubitable.
             One truth is clear; whatever is, is right. --Pope.
    3. Able to perceive clearly; keen; acute; penetrating;
       discriminating; as, a clear intellect; a clear head.
             Mother of science! now I feel thy power Within me
             clear, not only to discern Things in their causes,
             but to trace the ways Of highest agents. --Milton.
    4. Not clouded with passion; serene; cheerful.
             With a countenance as clear As friendship wears at
             feasts.                               --Shak.
    5. Easily or distinctly heard; audible; canorous.
             Hark! the numbers soft and clear Gently steal upon
             the ear.                              --Pope.
    6. Without mixture; entirely pure; as, clear sand.
    7. Without defect or blemish, such as freckles or knots; as,
       a clear complexion; clear lumber.
    8. Free from guilt or stain; unblemished.
             Statesman, yet friend to truth! in soul sincere, In
             action faithful, and in honor clear.  --Pope.
    9. Without diminution; in full; net; as, clear profit.
             I often wished that I had clear, For life, six
             hundred pounds a-year.                --Swift
    10. Free from impediment or obstruction; unobstructed; as, a
        clear view; to keep clear of debt.
              My companion . . . left the way clear for him.
    11. Free from embarrassment; detention, etc.
              The cruel corporal whispered in my ear, Five
              pounds, if rightly tipped, would set me clear.
    {Clear breach}. See under {Breach}, n., 4.
    {Clear days} (Law.), days reckoned from one day to another,
       excluding both the first and last day; as, from Sunday to
       Sunday there are six clear days.
    {Clear stuff}, boards, planks, etc., free from knots.
    Syn: Manifest; pure; unmixed; pellucid; transparent;
         luminous; obvious; visible; plain; evident; apparent;
         distinct; perspicuous. See {Manifest}.
  2. \Clear\ (kl[=e]r), n. (Carp.)
    Full extent; distance between extreme limits; especially; the
    distance between the nearest surfaces of two bodies, or the
    space between walls; as, a room ten feet square in the clear.
  3. \Clear\, adv.
    1. In a clear manner; plainly.
             Now clear I understand What oft . . . thoughts have
             searched in vain.                     --Milton.
    2. Without limitation; wholly; quite; entirely; as, to cut a
       piece clear off.
  4. \Clear\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Cleared}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    1. To render bright, transparent, or undimmed; to free from
             He sweeps the skies and clears the cloudy north.
    2. To free from impurities; to clarify; to cleanse.
    3. To free from obscurity or ambiguity; to relive of
       perplexity; to make perspicuous.
             Many knotty points there are Which all discuss, but
             few can clear.                        --Prior.
    4. To render more quick or acute, as the understanding; to
       make perspicacious.
             Our common prints would clear up their
             understandings.                       --Addison
    5. To free from impediment or incumbrance, from defilement,
       or from anything injurious, useless, or offensive; as, to
       clear land of trees or brushwood, or from stones; to clear
       the sight or the voice; to clear one's self from debt; --
       often used with of, off, away, or out.
             Clear your mind of cant.              --Dr. Johnson.
             A statue lies hid in a block of marble; and the art
             of the statuary only clears away the superfluous
             matter.                               --Addison.
    6. To free from the imputation of guilt; to justify,
       vindicate, or acquit; -- often used with from before the
       thing imputed.
             I . . . am sure he will clear me from partiality.
             How! wouldst thou clear rebellion?    --Addison.
    7. To leap or pass by, or over, without touching or failure;
       as, to clear a hedge; to clear a reef.
    8. To gain without deduction; to net.
             The profit which she cleared on the cargo.
    {To clear a ship at the customhouse}, to exhibit the
       documents required by law, give bonds, or perform other
       acts requisite, and procure a permission to sail, and such
       papers as the law requires.
    {To clear a ship for action}, or {To clear for action}
       (Naut.), to remove incumbrances from the decks, and
       prepare for an engagement.
    {To clear the land} (Naut.), to gain such a distance from
       shore as to have sea room, and be out of danger from the
    {To clear hawse} (Naut.), to disentangle the cables when
    {To clear up}, to explain; to dispel, as doubts, cares or
  5. \Clear\ (kl[=e]r), v. i.
    1. To become free from clouds or fog; to become fair; --
       often followed by up, off, or away.
             So foul a sky clears not without a storm. --Shak.
             Advise him to stay till the weather clears up.
    2. To disengage one's self from incumbrances, distress, or
       entanglements; to become free. [Obs.]
             He that clears at once will relapse; for finding
             himself out of straits, he will revert to his
             customs; but he that cleareth by degrees induceth a
             habit of frugality.                   --Bacon.
    3. (Banking) To make exchanges of checks and bills, and
       settle balances, as is done in a clearing house.
    4. To obtain a clearance; as, the steamer cleared for
       Liverpool to-day.
    {To clear out}, to go or run away; to depart. [Colloq.]
Computing Dictionary

A specification language based on initial algebras.

["An Informal Introduction to Specification Using CLEAR", R.M. Burstall in The Correctness Problem in Computer Science, R.S. Boyer et al eds, Academic Press 1981, pp. 185-213].

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