Clear - (superl.) Free from opaqueness; transparent; bright; light; luminous; unclouded.
Clear - (superl.) Free from ambiguity or indistinctness; lucid; perspicuous; plain; evident; manifest; indubitable.
Clear - (superl.) Able to perceive clearly; keen; acute; penetrating; discriminating; as, a clear intellect; a clear head.
Clear - (superl.) Not clouded with passion; serene; cheerful.
Clear - (superl.) Easily or distinctly heard; audible; canorous.
Clear - (superl.) Without mixture; entirely pure; as, clear sand.
Clear - (superl.) Without defect or blemish, such as freckles or knots; as, a clear complexion; clear lumber.
Clear - (superl.) Free from guilt or stain; unblemished.
Clear - (superl.) Without diminution; in full; net; as, clear profit.
Clear - (superl.) Free from impediment or obstruction; unobstructed; as, a clear view; to keep clear of debt.
Clear - (superl.) Free from embarrassment; detention, etc.
Clear - (n.) Full extent; distance between extreme limits; especially; the distance between the nearest surfaces of two bodies, or the space between walls; as, a room ten feet square in the clear.
Clear - (adv.) In a clear manner; plainly.
Clear - (adv.) Without limitation; wholly; quite; entirely; as, to cut a piece clear off.
Clear - (v. t.) To render bright, transparent, or undimmed; to free from clouds.
Clear - (v. t.) To free from impurities; to clarify; to cleanse.
Clear - (v. t.) To free from obscurity or ambiguity; to relive of perplexity; to make perspicuous.
Clear - (v. t.) To render more quick or acute, as the understanding; to make perspicacious.
Clear - (v. t.) To free from impediment or incumbrance, from defilement, or from anything injurious, useless, or offensive; as, to clear land of trees or brushwood, or from stones; to clear the sight or the voice; to clear one's self from debt; -- often used with of, off, away, or out.
Clear - (v. t.) To free from the imputation of guilt; to justify, vindicate, or acquit; -- often used with from before the thing imputed.
Clear - (v. t.) To leap or pass by, or over, without touching or failure; as, to clear a hedge; to clear a reef.
Clear - (v. t.) To gain without deduction; to net.
Clear - (v. i.) To become free from clouds or fog; to become fair; -- often followed by up, off, or away.
Clear - (v. i.) To disengage one's self from incumbrances, distress, or entanglements; to become free.
Clear - (v. i.) To make exchanges of checks and bills, and settle balances, as is done in a clearing house.
Clear - (v. i.) To obtain a clearance; as, the steamer cleared for Liverpool to-day.
Binuclear - (a.) Alt. of Binucleate
Cleared - (imp. & p. p.) of Clear
Clearing - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Clear
Clearage - (n.) The act of removing anything; clearance.
Clearance - (n.) The act of clearing; as, to make a thorough clearance.
Clearance - (n.) A certificate that a ship or vessel has been cleared at the customhouse; permission to sail.
Clearance - (n.) Clear or net profit.
Clearance - (n.) The distance by which one object clears another, as the distance between the piston and cylinder head at the end of a stroke in a steam engine, or the least distance between the point of a cogwheel tooth and the bottom of a space between teeth of a wheel with which it engages.
Clear-cut - (a.) Having a sharp, distinct outline, like that of a cameo.
Clear-cut - (a.) Concisely and distinctly expressed.
Clearedness - (n.) The quality of being cleared.
Clearer - (n.) One who, or that which, clears.
Clearer - (n.) A tool of which the hemp for lines and twines, used by sailmakers, is finished.
Clear-headed - (a.) Having a clear understanding; quick of perception; intelligent.
Clearing - (n.) The act or process of making clear.
Clearing - (n.) A tract of land cleared of wood for cultivation.
Clearing - (n.) A method adopted by banks and bankers for making an exchange of checks held by each against the others, and settling differences of accounts.
Clearing - (n.) The gross amount of the balances adjusted in the clearing house.
Clearly - (adv.) In a clear manner.
Clearness - (n.) The quality or state of being clear.
Clear-seeing - (a.) Having a clear physical or mental vision; having a clear understanding.
Clear-shining - (a.) Shining brightly.
Clear-sighted - (a.) Seeing with clearness; discerning; as, clear-sighted reason
Clear-sightedness - (n.) Acute discernment.
Clearstarched - (imp. & p. p.) of Clearstarch
Clearstraching - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Clearstarch
Clearstarch - (v. t.) To stiffen with starch, and then make clear by clapping with the hands; as, to clearstarch muslin.
Clearstarcher - (n.) One who clearstarches.
Clearstory - (n.) Alt. of Clerestory
Clearwing - (n.) A lepidopterous insect with partially transparent wings, of the family Aegeriadae, of which the currant and peach-tree borers are examples.
Cocleariform - (a.) Spoon-shaped.
Intranuclear - (a.) Within the nucleus of a cell; as. the intranuclear network of fibrils, seen in the first stages of karyokinesis.
Multinuclear - (a.) Containing many nuclei; as, multinuclear cells.
Nuclear - (a.) Of or pertaining to a nucleus; as, the nuclear spindle (see Illust. of Karyokinesis) or the nuclear fibrils of a cell; the nuclear part of a comet, etc.
Perinuclear - (a.) Of or pertaining to a nucleus; situated around a nucleus; as, the perinuclear protoplasm.
Polynuclear - (a.) Containing many nuclei.
Clear - —adj. 1 free from dirt or contamination. 2 (of weather, the sky, etc.) Not dull. 3 transparent. 4 a easily perceived; distinct; evident (a clear voice; it is clear that). B easily understood. 5 discerning readily and accurately (clear mind). 6 confident, convinced. 7 (of a conscience) free from guilt. 8 (of a road etc.) Unobstructed. 9 a net, without deduction. B complete (three clear days). 10 (often foll. By of) free, unhampered; unencumbered. —adv. 1 clearly. 2 completely (got clear away). 3 apart, out of contact (keep clear). —v. 1 make or become clear. 2 (often foll. By of) make or become free from obstruction etc. 3 (often foll. By of) show (a person) to be innocent. 4 approve (a person etc.) For a special duty, access, etc. 5 pass over or by, safely or without touching. 6 make (an amount of money) as a net gain or to balance expenses. 7 pass (a cheque) through a clearing-house. 8 pass through (customs etc.). 9 disappear (mist cleared). clear the air remove suspicion, tension, etc. Clear away 1 remove (esp. Dishes etc.). 2 disappear. Clear the decks prepare for action. Clear off colloq. Go away. Clear out 1 empty, tidy by emptying. 2 remove. 3 colloq. Go away. Clear up 1 tidy up. 2 solve. 3 (of weather) become fine. 4 disappear (cold has cleared up). Clear a thing with get approval or authorization for it from (a person). In the clear free from suspicion or difficulty. clearly adj. Clearness n. [latin clarus]
All-clear - n. Signal that danger etc. Is over.
Anti-nuclear - adj. Opposed to the development of nuclear weapons or power.
Clearance - n. 1 removal of obstructions etc. 2 space allowed for the passing of two objects or parts in machinery etc. 3 special authorization. 4 a clearing by customs. B certificate showing this. 5 clearing of cheques. 6 clearing out.
Clear-cut - adj. Sharply defined.
Clear-headed - adj. Thinking clearly, sensible.
Clearing - n. Open area in a forest.
Clearing bank - n. Bank which is a member of a clearing-house.
Clearing-house - n. 1 bankers' establishment where cheques and bills are exchanged, only the balances being paid in cash. 2 agency for collecting and distributing information etc.
Clear-out - n. Tidying by emptying and sorting.
Clear-sighted - adj. Seeing, thinking, or understanding clearly.
Clear-up - n. 1 tidying up. 2 (usu. Attrib.) Solving of crimes (clear-up rates).
Clearway - n. Main road (other than a motorway) on which vehicles may not normally stop.
Denuclearize - v. (also -ise) (-zing or -sing) remove nuclear weapons from (a country etc.). denuclearization n.
Non-nuclear - adj. 1 not involving nuclei or nuclear energy. 2 (of a state etc.) Not having nuclear weapons.
Nuclear - adj. 1 of, relating to, or constituting a nucleus. 2 using nuclear energy.
Nuclear bomb - n. Bomb using the release of energy by nuclear fission or fusion or both.
Nuclear energy - n. Energy obtained by nuclear fission or fusion.
Nuclear family - n. A couple and their child or children.
Nuclear fission - n. Nuclear reaction in which a heavy nucleus splits spontaneously or on impact with another particle, with the release of energy.
Nuclear fuel - n. Source of nuclear energy.
Nuclear fusion - n. Nuclear reaction in which atomic nuclei of low atomic number fuse to form a heavier nucleus with the release of energy.
Nuclear physics - n.pl. (treated as sing.) Physics of atomic nuclei.
Nuclear power - n. 1 power generated by a nuclear reactor. 2 country that has nuclear weapons.
Nuclear reactor - n. Device in which a nuclear fission chain reaction is used to produce energy.
Nuclear weapon - n. Weapon using the release of energy by nuclear fission or fusion or both.
Thermonuclear - adj. 1 relating to nuclear reactions that occur only at very high temperatures. 2 (of weapons) using thermonuclear reactions.
Unclear - adj. 1 not clear or easy to understand. 2 (of a person) uncertain (i'm unclear as to what you mean).
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