What is clear?

  • (verb): Clear from impurities, blemishes, pollution, etc..
    Example: "Clear the water before it can be drunk"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on clear:

Timo Sarpaneva - Glass
... I understood the opportunities that clear, transparent glass gives to an artist and designer ... The amoeboid abstraction "Lancet II" of the latter series, an asymmetrical clear-glass vase whose shape is only partly echoed by its hollow center, was selected by ... and less meaningful – the glass vases he created in the 1950s exhibited clear sculptural qualities long before he decided to sever his connection with the vessel as a form in 1964 ...
Clear Water Bay
... Clear Water Bay (Chinese 清水灣, Cantonese Ching Sui Wan) is a bay on the east shore of Clear Water Bay Peninsula of Hong Kong located within Clear Water Bay Country Park ... There are two beaches at Clear Water Bay, namely Clear Water Bay 1st beach and Clear Water Bay 2nd beach ...
In The Clear
... In the Clear is the fourth album released by an American indie pop band Ivy on March 1, 2005 on Nettwerk ... When starting sessions for In The Clear, the band tried to strike a balance between the immediacy of their early recordings and the careful sonic detailing of their more recent ... past had written almost exclusively outside the studio on In The Clear, the writing and recording processes often blended together ...
Peter Perry
... in a by-election as a member of the Clear Grits ... Perry's election on Clear Grit principals in 1849 is viewed as the founding election victory in the Clear Grit movement ...
Aid To Families With Dependent Children - Criticism
... This feature created a clear disincentive for marriage and also a clear incentive for divorce, because women who married face the reduction or loss ... of a dysgenic effect, however, the data are not entirely clear ...

More definitions of "clear":

  • (adj): (of sound or color) free from anything that dulls or dims.
    Example: "Clear laughter like a waterfall"; "clear reds and blues"
    Synonyms: clean, light, unclouded
  • (verb): Remove the occupants of.
    Example: "Clear the building"
  • (adj): Affording free passage or view.
    Example: "A clear view"; "a clear path to victory"
    Synonyms: open
  • (verb): Grant authorization or clearance for.
    Example: "Clear the manuscript for publication"
    Synonyms: authorize, authorise, pass
  • (adj): Free from cloudiness; allowing light to pass through.
    Example: "Clear water"; "clear plastic bags"; "clear glass"; "the air is clear and clean"
  • (verb): Be debited and credited to the proper bank accounts.
    Example: "The check will clear within 2 business days"
  • (verb): Pass an inspection or receive authorization.
    Example: "Clear customs"
  • (adj): Free from confusion or doubt.
    Example: "A complex problem requiring a clear head"; "not clear about what is expected of us"
  • (verb): Settle, as of a debt.
    Example: "Clear a debt"
    Synonyms: solve
  • (adj): Free of restrictions or qualifications.
    Example: "A clear winner"
    Synonyms: clean
  • (adj): Free from contact or proximity or connection.
    Example: "We were clear of the danger"; "the ship was clear of the reef"
  • (adv): In an easily perceptible manner.
    Example: "She cried loud and clear"
    Synonyms: clearly
  • (adj): Of complexion; without such blemishes as e.g. acne.
    Example: "The clear complexion of a healthy young woman"
  • (adj): Characterized by freedom from troubling thoughts (especially guilt).
    Example: "A clear conscience"; "regarded her questioner with clear untroubled eyes"
  • (verb): Remove.
    Example: "Clear the leaves from the lawn"; "Clear snow from the road"
  • (verb): Make clear, bright, light, or translucent.
    Example: "The water had to be cleared through filtering"
  • (adj): Free from flaw or blemish or impurity.
    Example: "A clear perfect diamond"
  • (verb): Rid of instructions or data.
    Example: "Clear a memory buffer"
  • (adj): Clear and distinct to the senses; easily perceptible.
    Example: "As clear as a whistle"; "clear footprints in the snow"; "the letter brought back a clear image of his grandfather"; "a clear-cut pattern"
    Synonyms: clean-cut, clear-cut
  • (verb): Rid of obstructions.
    Example: "Clear your desk"
    Synonyms: unclutter
  • (verb): Make a way or path by removing objects.
    Example: "Clear a path through the dense forest"
  • (adj): (especially of a title) free from any encumberance or limitation that presents a question of fact or law.
    Example: "I have clear title to this property"
    Synonyms: unmortgaged
  • (verb): Free from payment of customs duties, as of a shipment.
    Example: "Clear the ship and let it dock"
  • (adv): Completely.
    Example: "Read the book clear to the end"; "slept clear through the night"; "there were open fields clear to the horizon"
    Synonyms: all the way
  • (verb): Pass by, over, or under without making contact.
    Synonyms: top
  • (adj): Accurately stated or described.
    Synonyms: well-defined
  • (adj): Free from clouds or mist or haze.
    Example: "On a clear day"
  • (adj): Clear to the mind.
    Example: "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"
  • (noun): A clear or unobstructed space or expanse of land or water.
    Synonyms: open
  • (adj): Clear of charges or deductions.
    Example: "A clear profit"
  • (verb): Sell.
    Example: "We cleared a lot of the old model cars"
  • (verb): Go unchallenged; be approved.
    Synonyms: pass
  • (adj): Characterized by ease and quickness in perceiving.
    Example: "Clear mind"
    Synonyms: percipient
  • (verb): Remove (people) from a building.
    Example: "Clear the patrons from the theater after the bomb threat"
  • (verb): Go away or disappear.
    Example: "The fog cleared in the afternoon"
  • (noun): The state of being free of suspicion.
    Example: "Investigation showed that he was in the clear"
  • (verb): Yield as a net profit.
    Synonyms: net
  • (verb): Free (the throat) by making a rasping sound.
    Example: "Clear the throat"
    Synonyms: clear up

Famous quotes containing the word clear:

    The corn is as high as an elephant’s eye,
    And it looks like it’s climbin’ clear up to the sky.
    Oscar Hammerstein II (1895–1960)

    ... is it not clear that to give to such women as desire it and can devote themselves to literary and scientific pursuits all the advantages enjoyed by men of the same class will lessen essentially the number of thoughtless, idle, vain and frivolous women and thus secure the [sic] society the services of those who now hang as dead weight?
    Sarah M. Grimke (1792–1873)

    If we are ready to tolerate everything as understood, there is nothing left to explain; while if we sourly refuse to take anything, even tentatively, as clear, no explanation can be given. What intrigues us as a problem, and what will satisfy us as a solution, will depend upon the line we draw between what is already clear and what needs to be clarified.
    Nelson Goodman (b. 1906)