1. readily apparent to the mind
- a clear and present danger
- a clear explanation
- a clear case of murder
2. free from confusion or doubt
- a complex problem requiring a clear head
- not clear about what is expected of us
Similar word(s): clearheaded
3. affording free passage or view
- a clear view
- a clear path to victory
4. allowing light to pass through
- clear water
- clear plastic bags
- clear glass
5. free from contact or proximity or connection
- we were clear of the danger
- the ship was clear of the reef
Similar word(s): free
6. characterized by freedom from troubling thoughts (especially guilt)
- a clear conscience
- regarded her questioner with clear untroubled eyes
Similar word(s): untroubled
7. (of sound or color) free from anything that dulls or dims
- clear laughter like a waterfall
- clear reds and blues
8. (especially of a title) free from any encumbrance or limitation that presents a question of fact or law
- I have clear title to this property
9. clear and distinct to the senses; easily perceptible
- as clear as a whistle
- clear footprints in the snow
- the letter brought back a clear image of his grandfather
Similar word(s): distinct
10. accurately stated or described
11. free from clouds or mist or haze
- on a clear day
12. free of restrictions or qualifications
- a clear winner
13. free from flaw or blemish or impurity
- a clear perfect diamond
- the clear complexion of a healthy young woman
Similar word(s): perfect
14. clear of charges or deductions
- a clear profit
15. easily deciphered
16. freed from any question of guilt
- was now clear of the charge of cowardice
17. characterized by ease and quickness in perceiving
- clear mind
Sentences with clear as an adjective:
- as clear as crystal
- The windshield was clear and clean.
- Congress passed the President’s Clear Skies legislation.
- The driver had mistakenly thought the intersection was clear.
- The coast is clear.
- He gave clear instructions not to bother him at work.
- Do I make myself clear? Crystal clear.
- I'm still not quite clear on what some of these words mean.
- clear of texture;
- a clear intellect; a clear head
- clear sand
- a clear complexion; clear lumber
- read the book clear to the end
- slept clear through the night
- there were open fields clear to the horizon
2. in an easily perceptible manner
- could be seen clearly under the microscope
- She cried loud and clear
Similar word(s): clearly
Sentences with clear as an adverb:
- I threw it clear across the river to the other side.
- Stand clear of the rails, a train is coming.
1. the state of being free of suspicion
- investigation showed that he was in the clear
2. a clear or unobstructed space or expanse of land or water
Similar word(s): open
Sentences with clear as a noun:
- a room ten feet square in the clear
1. rid of obstructions
- Clear your desk
Similar word(s): unclutter
2. make a way or path by removing objects
- Clear a path through the dense forest
3. become clear
- The sky cleared after the storm
Similar word(s): brighten
Definition categories: weather
4. grant authorization or clearance for
- Clear the manuscript for publication
- clear the leaves from the lawn
- Clear snow from the road
6. go unchallenged; be approved
- The bill cleared the House
Similar word(s): pass
7. be debited and credited to the proper bank accounts
- The check will clear within 2 business days
Definition categories: possession
8. go away or disappear
- The fog cleared in the afternoon
9. pass by, over, or under without making contact
- the balloon cleared the tree tops
Similar word(s): top
10. make free from confusion or ambiguity; make clear
- Clear up the question of who is at fault
11. free from payment of customs duties, as of a shipment
- Clear the ship and let it dock
12. clear from impurities, blemishes, pollution, etc.
- clear the water before it can be drunk
13. yield as a net profit
Similar word(s): net
14. make as a net profit
- The company cleared $1 million
15. earn on some commercial or business transaction; earn as salary or wages
- He clears $5,000 each month
- We cleared a lot of the old model cars
17. pass an inspection or receive authorization
- clear customs
18. pronounce not guilty of criminal charges
- The suspect was cleared of the murder charges
19. settle, as of a debt
- clear a debt
Similar word(s): solve
20. make clear, bright, light, or translucent
- The water had to be cleared through filtering
21. rid of instructions or data
- clear a memory buffer
22. remove (people) from a building
- clear the patrons from the theater after the bomb threat
23. remove the occupants of
- Clear the building
24. free (the throat) by making a rasping sound
- Clear the throat
Sentences with clear as a verb:
- When the road cleared we continued our journey.
- The court cleared the man of murder.
- The door just barely clears the table as it closes. The leaping horse easily cleared the hurdles.
- After a heavy rain, the sky cleared nicely for the evening.
- The check might not clear for a couple of days.
- He's been clearing seven thousand a week.
- The steamer cleared for Liverpool today.
- to clear an array; to clear a single bit (binary digit) in a value