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:

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 ... however, the data are not entirely clear ...
Peter Perry
... 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 ...
Timo Sarpaneva - Glass
... I understood the opportunities that clear, transparent glass gives to an artist and designer ... 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 and to make pure ...
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 ... approach for Ivy, who in the past had written almost exclusively outside the studio on In The Clear, the writing and recording processes often blended together ...

More definitions of "clear":

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

Famous quotes containing the word clear:

    In clear weather the laziest may look across the Bay as far as Plymouth at a glance, or over the Atlantic as far as human vision reaches, merely raising his eyelids; or if he is too lazy to look after all, he can hardly help hearing the ceaseless dash and roar of the breakers. The restless ocean may at any moment cast up a whale or a wrecked vessel at your feet. All the reporters in the world, the most rapid stenographers, could not report the news it brings.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    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)

    When a man speaks the truth in the spirit of truth, his eye is as clear as the heavens. When he has base ends, and speaks falsely, the eye is muddy and sometimes asquint.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)