What is 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
    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 ... 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 the U.S ... 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 and to ...
Peter Perry
... When Blake resigned in 1849, Perry was elected 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 ...
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 work ... outside the studio on In The Clear, the writing and recording processes often blended together ...
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 their AFDC benefits ... merit to the theory of a dysgenic effect, however, the data are not entirely clear ...

More definitions of "clear":

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

Famous quotes containing the word clear:

    It is clear that everybody interested in science must be interested in world 3 objects. A physical scientist, to start with, may be interested mainly in world 1 objects—say crystals and X-rays. But very soon he must realize how much depends on our interpretation of the facts, that is, on our theories, and so on world 3 objects. Similarly, a historian of science, or a philosopher interested in science must be largely a student of world 3 objects.
    Karl Popper (1902–1994)

    [17th-century] Puritans were the first modern parents. Like many of us, they looked on their treatment of children as a test of their own self-control. Their goal was not to simply to ensure the child’s duty to the family, but to help him or her make personal, individual commitments. They were the first authors to state that children must obey God rather than parents, in case of a clear conflict.
    C. John Sommerville (20th century)

    It is clear that in a monarchy, where he who commands the exceution of the laws generally thinks himself above them, there is less need of virtue than in a popular government, where the person entrusted with the execution of the laws is sensible of his being subject to their direction.
    —Charles Louis de Secondat Montesquieu (1689–1755)