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clear

 
 
pronunciation:
klir
parts of speech:
adjective, adverb, transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
phrases:
clear out, in the clear, clear away, clear off
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: clearer, clearest
definition 1: free of clouds or haze.
The sky is so clear tonight that we can see many stars.
synonyms:
fair
antonyms:
cloudy, foggy, hazy, misty, overcast, shadowy, turbid
similar words:
bright, cloudless, serene, sunny
definition 2: free of visible impurities, blurriness, or flaws.
Through the clear water, you can see the rocks on the creek bottom.He chose a beautiful, clear diamond.This camera can produce very clear images.
synonyms:
clean, perfect, pure
antonyms:
cloudy, muddy, murky, opaque, unclear
similar words:
faultless, flawless, limpid, liquid, transparent, unadulterated, unblemished, uncontaminated, unmarred, unpolluted, unsullied, untainted
definition 3: able to be seen through; transparent.
The city now requires the use of clear garbage bags.
antonyms:
opaque
definition 4: free of confusion or obscurity.
The students appreciated the professor's clear explanations.Your argument would be more persuasive if it were clearer.We thought the sign was very clear, but some people still went the wrong way.
synonyms:
plain, unambiguous, unequivocal
antonyms:
abstract, abstruse, ambiguous, cloudy, cryptic, dim, misty, muddy, nebulous, obscure, opaque, turbid, unclear, vague
similar words:
apparent, articulate, clear-cut, crisp, explicit, express, limpid, luminous, ostensive, straightforward, trenchant
definition 5: unmistakable; plain.
The detective saw that this was a clear case of murder.
synonyms:
manifest, obvious, plain, unmistakable
antonyms:
dim, doubtful, equivocal, hidden, obscure, unclear
similar words:
apparent, broad, clear-cut, definite, distinct, evident, ostensive, overt, palpable, patent, straightforward, trenchant, unambiguous
definition 6: totally comprehensible.
He had clear reasons for taking the actions that he did.
synonyms:
apparent, evident, perceptible, plain
antonyms:
abstruse, ambiguous, dim, impenetrable, muddy, obscure, thick, unclear, vague
similar words:
clear-cut, discernible, explicit, manifest, obvious, palpable, unambiguous, unmistakable
definition 7: free from guilt; blameless.
Although people blamed her for what happened, she had a clear conscience.
synonyms:
blameless, clean, guiltless, innocent
antonyms:
guilty
similar words:
sinless, unclear
definition 8: free from impediments; open.
There is a clear path through the woods.
synonyms:
open, unobstructed
antonyms:
clogged, impassable, obstructed
similar words:
apparent, free, passable, smooth, wide
definition 9: free from involvement or contact.
Try to stay clear of danger.
similar words:
apart, aside, away, free
definition 10: total; unreserved.
This was a clear win for his team.The jury's clear decision was that the defendant was guilty.
synonyms:
absolute, out-and-out, unqualified, unquestionable
similar words:
downright, indisputable, irrefutable, sheer, thorough, total, undeniable, unreserved, utter
definition 11: empty.
There was a clear row of seats in the balcony.The apartment will be clear of all furniture by Friday.
synonyms:
empty, free
antonyms:
occupied
similar words:
blank, open
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part of speech: adverb
inflections: clearer, clearest
definition: in a clear manner; distinctly.
I can hear you loud and clear.
synonyms:
clearly, distinctly
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: clears, clearing, cleared
definition 1: to make free of impurities.
The state's regulations have helped clear our air of pollutants.
synonyms:
clarify, purify
antonyms:
pollute
similar words:
clean, purge, rarefy, rid
definition 2: to make free of confusion, doubt, or obscurity (usu. fol. by "up").
The teacher cleared up the meaning of the poem's last verse.Her explanation cleared everything up for me.
synonyms:
clarify
antonyms:
obscure
similar words:
elucidate, explain, manifest
definition 3: to make free of obstacles, impediments, or other unwanted objects; make open.
He cleared a path to the door.Please clear the stage and get it ready for the next scene.They cleared the floor of chairs and tables so that they could dance.We all helped clear the table after the dinner.He cleared the plates of leftover food and she rinsed them off.
synonyms:
open
antonyms:
obstruct, set
similar words:
empty, evacuate, rid, smooth, void
definition 4: to make free of suspicion.
He wants to clear his name.
synonyms:
exculpate
antonyms:
blacken, implicate, inculpate
similar words:
absolve, acquit, exonerate, justify, vindicate
definition 5: to pass by or near (something) without striking.
The horse cleared the fence.
similar words:
avoid, make, miss
definition 6: to give permission to for an action.
The control tower cleared the flight for takeoff.
synonyms:
approve, authorize, OK
similar words:
pass, sanction
definition 7: to gain as profit.
She cleared a million dollars in the deal.
synonyms:
earn, gain, net
similar words:
gross, make, realize
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to become clear (sometimes fol. by "up").
His sinuses cleared, and he's feeling much better.The sky finally cleared after several days of rain.We took a walk after it cleared up outside.
synonyms:
clarify
similar words:
brighten, elucidate, empty, open, purify, rarefy
definition 2: to pass through with approval.
The check cleared just in time.
similar words:
pass
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phrase: clear out
 
part of speech: noun
definition: a clear space.
The rocket went off into the clear.
synonyms:
space
similar words:
clearing, opening
phrase: in the clear
phrase: clear away
phrase: clear off
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  • clearly:
    in a way that is clear or easy to understand.
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