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Clear appears in the following palindrome (phrase that reads the same backward as forward):

  • O Bobo! Get Indy clear! He'd render a red nerd eh? Ra! El Cid nite! Go Bobo!
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Usage statistics for the adjective clear:

spoken English36.8%written English63.2% conversational speech17.37%task-oriented speech82.63% imaginative writing39.41%informational writing60.59%
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The word clear is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the adjective clear

What does clear mean as an attribute of a noun?

Clear is one of the top 50 most common adjectives in the English language.View more statistics!

adjective - degrees: clearer | clearest

  1. readily apparent to the mind
  2. free from confusion or doubt
    • examples: a complex problem requiring a clear head | not clear about what is expected of us
    • similar: clear-thinking / clearheaded
  3. affording free passage or view
    • examples: a clear view | a clear path to victory
    • synonym of clear: open
    • similar: unobstructed
  4. allowing light to pass through
  5. free from contact or proximity or connection
    • examples: we were clear of the danger | the ship was clear of the reef
    • adjective position: predicative adjective (it occurs after a verb that follows the noun)
    • similar: free
  6. characterized by freedom from troubling thoughts (especially guilt)
    • examples: a clear conscience | regarded her questioner with clear untroubled eyes
    • similar: untroubled
  7. (of sound or color) free from anything that dulls or dims
    • examples: clear laughter like a waterfall | clear reds and blues
    • synonyms of clear: clean / light / unclouded
    • similar: pure
  8. (especially of a title) free from any encumbrance or limitation that presents a question of fact or law
  9. clear and distinct to the senses; easily perceptible
    • examples: 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 of clear: clean-cut / clear-cut
    • similar: distinct
  10. accurately stated or described
  11. free from clouds or mist or haze
  12. free of restrictions or qualifications
  13. free from flaw or blemish or impurity
    • examples: a clear perfect diamond | the clear complexion of a healthy young woman
    • similar: perfect
  14. clear of charges or deductions
    • example: a clear profit
    • similar: net / nett
  15. easily deciphered
  16. freed from any question of guilt
  17. characterized by ease and quickness in perceiving

Alternative definition of the adjective clear

adjective

  1. Completely transparent in colour
  2. Bright, not dark or obscured.
  3. Free of obstacles.
  4. Without clouds.
  5. Free of ambiguity or doubt.
  6. [figuratively] Free of guilt, or suspicion.
  7. [meteorology] Of the sky, such that less than one eighth of its area is obscured by clouds.
  8. [context: of a soup] Without a thickening ingredient.
  9. Possessing little or no perceptible stimuli

Definition of the adverb clear

What does clear mean as an attribute of something other than a noun?

adverb

  1. completely
    • examples: read the book clear to the end | slept clear through the night | there were open fields clear to the horizon
    • synonym of clear: all the way
  2. in an easily perceptible manner
    • example: She cried loud and clear
    • synonym of clear: clearly

Alternative definition of the adverb clear

adverb

  1. All the way; entirely.
  2. Not near something or touching it.
  3. free (or separate) from others

Definition of the noun clear

What does clear mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: clears

  1. the state of being free of suspicion
    • example: investigation showed that he was in the clear
    • lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
    • more generic word: innocence = a state or condition of being innocent of a specific crime or offense
  2. a clear or unobstructed space or expanse of land or water
    • lexical domain: Locations - nouns denoting spatial position
    • synonym of clear: open
    • more generic words: area / country = a particular geographical region of indefinite boundary

Alternative definition of the noun clear

noun

  1. [Scientology] An idea state of beingness free of unwanted influences.

Specialised definition of the noun clear

Glossary of sports

stroke technique in badminton with the goal of playing the birdie towards the rear boundary of the opponent's playing field. One differentiates between the normal clear (a high shot hit into the area of the rear boundary line), an offensive clear (shot just barely above the opponent's reach), and the defensive clear (very high shot intended to drop almost vertically just before the rear boundary line). A clear can be hit as a forehand or backhand stroke. (Herbert Haag & Gerald Haag. 2003. Dictionary. Sport, Physical Education, Sport Science. Kiel, Institut für Sport und Sportwissenschaften)

Glossary of sports / badminton

a shot, similar to the lob in tennis, that is hit over the opponent's head, usually to a point near the back boundary line. The attacking clear is an attempt to score, while the high clear is a defensive shot

an overhead shot where the shuttlecock travels from baseline to baseline. In general there are two types of clear shot: a high defensive clear and an attacking clear

Glossary of sports / hockey / ice hockey

the act of clearing

Glossary of sports / luge

free of obstacles; the track must be clear before the slider is allowed to start a run

Definition of the verb clear

What does clear mean as a doing word?

Clear is one of the top 1000 most common verbs in the English language.View more statistics!

verb - inflections: cleared | clearing | clears

  1. rid of obstructions
    • examples: Clear your desk | They clear the path of the snow
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Location]The strong winds cleared the sky
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Location] of [Theme]Doug cleaned the table of dishes
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Theme] from / out / out of / off / off of [Location]Doug cleaned the dishes from the table
      [Location - not region] [Verb]The sky cleared
      [Theme - concrete object] [Verb] from / out / out of / off / off of [Location]Clouds cleared from the sky

      Verbs of Removing (with the same syntax): clean, drain, empty.

    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • synonym of clear: unclutter
    • more generic words: alter / change / modify = cause to change; make different
  2. make a way or path by removing objects
    • example: Clear a path through the dense forest
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] [Beneficiary] [Product]David dug me a hole | Donna fixed me a sandwich
      [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] [Product]David constructed a house | Donna fixed a sandwich
      [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] [Product] for [Beneficiary]David dug a hole for me | Donna fixed a sandwich for me

      Verbs of Creation and Transformation (with the same syntax): bake, blend, brew, cook, cook up, cultivate, fix, invent, kindle, light, mix, prepare, ready, roll, run, toss.

    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • more generic words: create / make = make or cause to be or to become
  3. become clear
  4. grant authorization or clearance for
  5. remove
    • examples: clear the leaves from the lawn | Clear snow from the road | They clear the snow from the path
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 1
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • more generic terms: remove / take / take away / withdraw = remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract
    • more specific words:
  6. go unchallenged; be approved
  7. be debited and credited to the proper bank accounts
    • example: The check will clear within 2 business days
    • lexical domain: Possession - verbs of buying, selling, owning
    • antonym: bounce
  8. go away or disappear
  9. pass by, over, or under without making contact
    • example: the balloon cleared the tree tops
    • lexical domain: Motions - verbs of walking, flying, swimming
    • synonym of clear: top
    • more generic words: overhaul / overtake / pass = travel past
    • more specific word: hop = jump across
  10. make free from confusion or ambiguity; make clear
  11. free from payment of customs duties, as of a shipment
    • example: Clear the ship and let it dock
    • lexical domain: Activities - verbs of political and social activities and events
    • more generic words: discharge / free = free from obligations or duties
  12. clear from impurities, blemishes, pollution, etc.
  13. yield as a net profit
    • lexical domain: Possession - verbs of buying, selling, owning
    • synonym of clear: net
    • more generic words: bear / pay / yield = bring in
  14. make as a net profit
    • example: The company cleared $1 million
    • lexical domain: Possession - verbs of buying, selling, owning
    • synonyms of clear: net / sack / sack up
    • more generic words: benefit / gain / profit = derive a benefit from
  15. earn on some commercial or business transaction; earn as salary or wages
  16. sell
  17. pass an inspection or receive authorization
    • example: clear customs
    • lexical domain: Motions - verbs of walking, flying, swimming
    • more generic word: pass = go unchallenged
  18. pronounce not guilty of criminal charges
    • examples: The suspect was cleared of the murder charges | They want to clear the prisoners
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Cause] [Verb] [Source] of [Theme, object control with -ing]It freed him of feeling guilt
      [Cause] [Verb] [Source] of [Theme, not sentential clause]It freed him of guilt

      Free Verbs (with the same syntax): absolve, acquit, cure, emancipate, free, release, relieve.

    • lexical domain: Communication - verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing
    • synonyms of clear: acquit / assoil / discharge / exculpate / exonerate
    • more generic words: judge / label / pronounce = pronounce judgment on
    • more specific words:
      • vindicate = clear of accusation, blame, suspicion, or doubt with supporting proof
      • whitewash = exonerate by means of a perfunctory investigation or through biased presentation of data
      • purge = clear of a charge
    • entailment: evaluate / judge / pass judgment = form a critical opinion of
  19. settle, as of a debt
  20. make clear, bright, light, or translucent
    • example: The water had to be cleared through filtering
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 12
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • more generic words: alter / change / modify = cause to change; make different
  21. rid of instructions or data
    • example: clear a memory buffer
    • domain: computer science / computing
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • more generic word: empty = make void or empty of contents
  22. remove (people) from a building
    • example: clear the patrons from the theater after the bomb threat
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 1
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • more generic terms: move out / remove / take out = cause to leave
  23. remove the occupants of
    • example: Clear the building
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 1
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • more generic word: empty = make void or empty of contents
  24. free (the throat) by making a rasping sound
    • example: Clear the throat
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 1
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • synonym of clear: clear up
    • more generic terms: remove / take / take away / withdraw = remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract

Specialised definition of the verb clear

Glossary of sports / hockey / field hockey

to move the ball away from the goal after an attack by the other team has been stopped

Glossary of sports / hockey / ice hockey

to pass, poke, or deflect the puck away from one's own goal cage, or out of the defensive zone

Glossary of sports / soccer

to kick the ball away from one's goal

Game

"Clear" is a Japanese adult visual novel developed by Moonstone which was released on August 24, 2007 playable on Windows PCs as a DVD. An all ages version of Clear, published by Sweets, was released on February 19, 2009 for the PlayStation 2. Clear is Moonstone's sixth game; Moonstone has also developed Gift. The gameplay in Clear follows a plot line which offers pre-determined scenarios with courses of interaction, and focuses on the appeal of the five female main characters. Moonstone later released a fan disc titled Clear: Crystal Stories in May 2008.

  • genres: Fantasy, Visual novel
  • released on (7 years ago)

Writings

"Clear" is a book written by Nicola Barker.

  • genre: Fiction
  • subject: Celebrities
  • released in (11 years ago)

Music

  1. "Clear" was the third Spirit album, written largely in the wake of their work on the soundtrack to the 1968 film Model Shop. Several of the band members have said that they felt there wasn't enough time for developing the album after releasing two albums in 1968, recording a soundtrack and constantly touring, but a growing number of fans feel that it is one of their finest, if not the finest, album the group would ever make. Possibly because of the rushed work on the album, there is a larger reliance upon instrumental work and the jazz backgrounds of several members than any of their other albums, perhaps most exemplified by the three instrumental pieces penned by John Locke. It also features their sound gaining depth and sprawling out even more than it previously had, as they even attempt everything from the bluesy "So Little Time To Fly" to tightly constructed multi-part songs like "Dark Eyed Woman" and "New Dope In Town". Stylistically, "Clear" is a precursor to the band's next album, Twelve Dreams of Dr. Sardonicus.
  2. "Clear" is the second studio EP by American progressive metal band Periphery. It was released on January 28, 2014. This EP is an experimental work for the band: aside from the intro track, each member of Periphery has composed a track and cover the role of creative director of that track.
  3. "Clear" is a 1983 electro song performed by the American group Cybotron, and composed by Cybotron members Juan Atkins and Richard Davis.
  4. "Clear" was the third album released by Bomb The Bass, the dance/electronic collective formed around British producer and musician, Tim Simenon. Released in 1995, the album which consisted of eleven tracks, saw the band progress from sample-heavy dance tracks to more conventional song structures.
  5. "Clear" is a musical single of Cybotron.
    • released in (32 years ago)
  6. "Clear" is a composition.
  7. "Clear" is a musical album of Danny Michel.
    • released in (17 years ago)
  8. "Clear" is a 2006 album by Glenn Fredly.
    • released in (9 years ago)
  9. "Clear" is a musical single of Statik Sound System.
    • released in (17 years ago)
  10. "Clear" is a musical single of The Sketchbook.
    • released on
  11. "Clear" is a musical album of Workshy.
    • released on (14 years ago)
  12. "Clear" is a musical album of Cybotron.
    • released in (25 years ago)
  13. "Clear" is a musical album of That Summer.
    • released on (9 years ago)
  14. "Clear" is a musical album of Lesley Ray Dowling.
    • released in (16 years ago)
  15. "Clear" is a musical album of Mr.Troy.
    • released on
  16. "CLEAR" is a musical single of Christopher Willits.
    • released on
  17. "Clear" is a musical album of Juliet Wyers.
    • released in (12 years ago)
  18. "Clear" is a musical album of Clear.
    • released on (15 years ago)

Group

Clear was an American CCM group from Cambridge, Minnesota.

Business

Clear is a record label.

Miscellanea

  1. clear is a standard Unix computer operating system command which is used to clear the screen.
  2. Clear in Dianetics and Scientology is one of two levels a practitioner can achieve on the way to personal salvation. A state of Clear is reached when a person becomes free of the influence of engrams, unwanted emotions or painful traumas not readily available to the conscious mind. Scientologists believe that human beings accumulate anxieties, psychosomatic illnesses, and aberration due to receiving engrams throughout their lives. By applying dianetics, every single person can reach Clear.
  3. Clear is a fashion, art and luxury and design magazine founded in 2001 by Emin Kadi, also a contributing photographer.
  4. Clear is a UK-based carbon offsetting company, founded in 2007 by Dr Bruce Elliott, Neil Chapman and Ben Hedley.
    • also known as Clear, the carbon offset company

Phrases with Clear

Phrases starting with the word Clear:

  1. clear up
  2. Clear Cut
  3. Clear ice
  4. clear off
  5. clear out
  6. clear-cut
  7. Clear-Out
  8. clear away
  9. Clear Chub
  10. clear-eyed
  11. Clear round
  12. Clear title
  13. Clear As Mud
  14. clear sailing

Phrases ending with the word Clear:

  1. all clear
  2. All-clear
  3. Steer Clear
  4. In the Clear

Other phrases containing the word Clear:

  1. to clear up
  2. to clear out

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Clear

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Google previewLiving with Joy (2011)

Keys to Personal Power & Spiritual Transformation : an Orin Book by Sanaya Roman

Being clear means taking the time to think out issues in your life. it is more important to think them out than to act them out. Many of you want to take action, to see results. Finding right action is quite easy if you are willing to spend the time to ...

Google previewTeaching for Student Learning: Becoming a Master Teacher (2012)

by Kevin Ryan, James Cooper, Susan Tauer

Being clear means that the teacher explicitly states the offending behavior. Rather than simply saying, “Stop that” or making another, equally vague comment, the teacher specifies the inappropriateness of the offending behavior: “ In this ...

Google previewMicro-ISV (2006)

From Vision to Reality by Robert Walsh

Being clear means you shouldn't misspell words just to get the domain. And don't use dashes or numerals. Be short: While your URL can be up to 67 characters, the shorter it is, the less likely it will be mistyped. Be different: Be different from ...

Google previewMindful Leadership (2012)

The 9 Ways to Self-Awareness, Transforming Yourself, and Inspiring Others by Maria Gonzalez

Being clear means too that you are better able to determine who will be the most appropriate strategic partners for your business. It enables you to be proactive and to resist being driven by short-term goals or results at ...

Google previewFlip Dictionary (2002)

by Barbara Kipfer

wash cleansing of a system: cathartic, purgative cleansing of pity and fear: catharsis cleansing substance: detergent clear: absolve, acquit, alett, apparent, articulate, bright, brighten, candid, clarify, clarion, clean, cloudless, convinced, crystal, ...

Google previewA Dictionary of the Kalispel Or Flat-head Indian Language (1879)

place clear, with no obstruction, ihere is agap ; v. g. in a fence, when there is an opening, a piece of fence down. ' 'Ta-epl-esguk.' There is nothing clear, no discontinuance, v. g. in a fence where there is no gap; ...

Google previewThe Gentlemlen's Lexicon; Or, A Pocket Dictionary, Containing Nearly Every Work in the English Language (1835)

Being Also Particularly Adapted to the Use of Academies and Schools by William Grimshaw

To clear from the bay. pr. par. disembaying; past, DISEMBtf DY. v. To free from the body; to discharge from military incorporation, pr. par. disembodying; past, disembodied. DISEMBOGUE', v. To pour out at the mouth of a river ; to vent ; to eject, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Bilingualism and Bilingual Education (1998)

by Colin Baker, Sylvia Prys Jones

For example, when two languages are assigned to different areas of the curriculum, the intention is usually to establish clear boundaries between the use of those languages. In the second part of this topic, an examination will be made of the ...

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Usage statistics about clear

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Usage statistics for the adjective clear:

spoken English36.8%written English63.2% conversational speech17.37%task-oriented speech82.63% imaginative writing39.41%informational writing60.59%

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the adjective clear:

cleanlightclear

Comparison of usage frequency between the adjective clear and its most common antonym:

cloudyclear

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb clear:

brightenauthorizeilluminateauthorisesacktopdischargesolveearnclearrealizegainrealisepassmake

Comparison of usage frequency between the verb clear and its most common antonym:

bounceclear

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Sign language

CLEAR | ASL - American Sign Language

Quotes about Clear

White chalk on the blackboard is clear.
Black ink on the white paper is clear.
Silence from sound and sound from silence are clear.
The background contributes value to the one. (Rm. Shanmugam Chettiar)
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Scrabble value of C3L1E1A1R1

The value of this 5-letter word is 7 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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