- the clearing of a ship at a port.
- Also called clearance papers.the official papers certifying this.
Origin of clearance
Related Words for clearanceapproval, go-ahead, authorization, consent, leave, say-so, endorsement, okay, sanction, opening, gap, expanse, margin, allowance, headroom
Examples from the Web for clearance
Contemporary Examples of clearance
Clearance is determined by a having a current test entered into PASS.How Will Porn Solve Its HIV Crisis?
September 12, 2013
In 2008 it granted “top secret” clearance to an employee who had recently been convicted of lying to government officials.Booz Allen Keeps Winning Government Security Contracts After Snowden Leak
August 15, 2013
The depth of the background investigations depends on the level of clearance.
Insiders suggest it could take up to three fiscal years and a senatorial act to overhaul the current clearance system.
Some say there are systematic problems with the methods OPM uses to carry out its clearance investigations.
Historical Examples of clearance
For a moment there were other duties to be attended to, a clearance and cleansing.
We shall only be able to pass on this side when the excavations have made a clearance.
You're no earthly use and I ought to give you your clearance papers.The Depot Master
Joseph C. Lincoln
"She's given him his clearance papers," was her way of expressing it.Kent Knowles: Quahaug
Joseph C. Lincoln
They got their clearance without delay and headed for the ready room.A Yankee Flier Over Berlin
- the process or an instance of clearingslum clearance
- (as modifier)a clearance order
- the disposal of merchandise at reduced prices
- (as modifier)a clearance sale
- the act of hitting or kicking a ball out of the defensive area, as in football
- an instance of this