clear

clear
1. adjective
1)

clear instructions

Syn:
understandable, comprehensible, intelligible, plain, uncomplicated, explicit, lucid, coherent, simple, straightforward, unambiguous, clear-cut, crystal clear; formal perspicuous
Ant:
vague
2)

a clear case of harassment

Syn:
obvious, evident, plain, crystal clear; sure, definite, unmistakable, manifest, indisputable, patent, incontrovertible, irrefutable, beyond doubt, beyond question; palpable, visible, discernible, conspicuous, overt, blatant, glaring; as plain as day, as plain as the nose on one's face
Ant:
vague, possible
3)

clear water

Syn:
transparent, limpid, pellucid, translucent, crystal clear; unclouded
Ant:
murky, opaque
4)

a clear blue sky

Syn:
bright, cloudless, unclouded, without a cloud in the sky
Ant:
cloudy
5)

her clear complexion

Syn:
unblemished, spot-free
Ant:
spotty, pimply
6)

Rosa's clear voice

Syn:
distinct, bell-like, as clear as a bell
Ant:
muffled
7)

the road was clear

a clear view

Syn:
unobstructed, unblocked, passable, unrestricted, open, unhindered
Ant:
limited, obstructed
8)

a clear conscience

Syn:
untroubled, undisturbed, unperturbed, unconcerned, having no qualms; peaceful, at peace, tranquil, serene, calm, easy
Ant:
guilty
2. adverb
1)

stand clear of the doors

Syn:
away from, apart from, at a (safe) distance from, out of contact with
2)

Tommy's voice came loud and clear

Syn:
distinctly, clearly, as clear as a bell, plainly, audibly
3)

he has time to get clear away

Syn:
completely, entirely, fully, wholly, totally, utterly; informal clean
3. verb
1)

the sky cleared briefly

Syn:
brighten (up), lighten, clear up, become bright/brighter, become light/lighter, become sunny
2)

the drizzle had cleared

Syn:
disappear, go away, end; peter out, fade, wear off, decrease, lessen, diminish
3)

together they cleared the table

Syn:
empty, unload, unburden, strip
4)

clearing drains

Syn:
unblock, unstop
5)

staff cleared the building

Syn:
evacuate, empty; leave
6)

Karen cleared the dirty dishes

Syn:
remove, take away, carry away, tidy up
7)

I cleared the bar on my first attempt

Syn:
go over, pass over, sail over; jump (over), vault (over), leap (over), hurdle
8)

he was cleared by an appeals court

Syn:
acquit, declare innocent, find not guilty; absolve, exonerate; informal let off (the hook); formal exculpate
9)

I was cleared to work on the atomic project

Syn:
authorize, give permission, permit, allow, pass, accept, endorse, license, sanction, give approval, give consent; informal OK, give the OK, give the thumbs up, give the green light, give the go-ahead
10)

I cleared $50,000 profit

Syn:
net, make/realize a profit of, take home, pocket; gain, earn, make, get, bring in, pull in

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  • clear — [klir] adj. [ME cler < OFr < L clarus, orig., clear sounding, hence clear, bright: for IE base see CLAMOR] 1. free from clouds or mist; bright; light [a clear day] 2. free from cloudiness, muddiness, etc.; transparent or pure; not turbid [a …   English World dictionary

  • Clear — (kl[=e]r), a. [Compar. {Clearer} ( [ e]r); superl. {Clearest}.] [OE. cler, cleer, OF. cler, F. clair, fr.L. clarus, clear, bright, loud, distinct, renowned; perh. akin to L. clamare to call, E. claim. Cf. {Chanticleer}, {Clairvoyant}, {Claret},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Clear — may refer to: Contents 1 Music 2 Business 3 Technology 4 …   Wikipedia

  • clear — adj 1: unencumbered by outstanding claims or interests a search showed the title was clear 2: free from doubt or ambiguity Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • clear — adj 1 Clear, transparent, translucent, lucid, pellucid, diaphanous, limpid are comparable when they mean having the property of being literally or figuratively seen through. Something is clear which is free from all such impediments to the vision …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Clear — Clear, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Cleared}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Clearing}.] 1. To render bright, transparent, or undimmed; to free from clouds. [1913 Webster] He sweeps the skies and clears the cloudy north. Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. To free from… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • clear — ► ADJECTIVE 1) easy to perceive or understand. 2) leaving or feeling no doubt. 3) transparent; unclouded. 4) free of obstructions or unwanted objects. 5) (of a period of time) free of commitments. 6) free from disease, contamination, or guilt. 7) …   English terms dictionary

  • clear — [adj1] cloudless, bright clarion, crystal, fair, fine, halcyon, light, luminous, pleasant, rainless, shining, shiny, sunny, sunshiny, unclouded, undarkened, undimmed; concepts 525,617,627 Ant. cloudy, dark, dim, dull, fuzzy, gloomy, shadowy,… …   New thesaurus

  • clear — clear; clear·age; clear·ance; clear·ly; clear·ness; clear·starch; un·clear; clear·cole; clear·er; clear·head·ed·ly; un·clear·ly; un·clear·ness; …   English syllables

  • clear — clear, clearly The grammatical situation is similar to that in the preceding entry, with clear available as an adverb in two principal meanings, (1) ‘completely’ (They got clear away), (2) ‘in a clear manner, with clear effect’ (They spoke out… …   Modern English usage

  • clear up — {v.} 1. To make plain or clear; explain; solve. * /The teacher cleared up the harder parts of the story./ * /Maybe we can clear up your problem./ 2. To become clear. * /The weather cleared up after the storm./ 3. To cure. * /The pills cleared up… …   Dictionary of American idioms

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