adjective, clear·er, clear·est.
- (of an l-sound) having front-vowel resonance; situated before a vowel in the same syllable.Compare dark (def. 16a).
- (of a speech sound) produced without frication or aspiration.
adverb, clear·er, clear·est.
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- to comply with customs and other requirements legally imposed on entering or leaving a port (often followed by in or out).
- to leave port after having complied with such requirements.
- to remove in order to make room.
- to leave; escape: We were warned to clear off before the floods came.
- to disappear; vanish: When the smoke cleared away, we saw that the house was in ruins.
- to remove the contents of: Clear out the closet.
- to remove; take away: Clear out your clothes from the closet.
- to go away, especially quickly or abruptly.
- to drive or force out: The police cleared out the pickets by force.
- to make clear; explain; solve.
- to put in order; tidy up.
- to become better or brighter, as the weather.
SYNONYMS FOR clear
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Idioms for clear
- absolved of blame or guilt; free: He was suspected of the theft, but evidence put him in the clear.
- en clair.
Origin of clear
synonym study for clear
OTHER WORDS FROM clear
Example sentences from the Web for clear
The world should have a clearer idea after December 21, when the court decides whether or not Livvix will remain in custody.The Strange Case of the Christian Zionist Terrorist|Creede Newton|December 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
For a few minutes it seemed like old times, a return to the clearer fault-lines of the Cold War.
There will be two opposing approaches and voters in 2016 will have a clearer choice.
When he stopped smoking, he thought his voice might get clearer.
For one thing, the National Park Service could make a clearer commitment to keeping phone networks and the web out of the parks.
It did not: on the contrary, it became, if anything, clearer.
The stranger detached a charm from a hidden chain and held it in his palm so that the clearer light fell upon it.Then Marched the Brave|Harriet T. Comstock
Perhaps one of the old stories I have thrown aside will come back in a clearer light.New Grub Street|George Gissing
Nay, perhaps I had best sleep the night upon it, and read it to-morrow when our heads are clearer.Micah Clarke|Arthur Conan Doyle
Clement groaned; at each word she spoke out stood clearer and clearer, two things—his duty, and the agony it must cost.The Cloister and the Hearth|Charles Reade
British Dictionary definitions for clear
- free of suspicion, guilt, or blame
- sport able to receive a pass without being tackled
- (of the weather) to become free from dullness, fog, rain, etc
- (of mist, fog, etc) to disappear
- to achieve transmission of (a signalled message) and acknowledgment of its receipt at its destination
- to decode (a message, etc)
Derived forms of clearclearable, adjectiveclearer, nounclearness, noun
Word Origin for clear
Idioms and Phrases with clear
In addition to the idioms beginning with clear
- clear as a bell
- clear as crystal
- clear as mud
- clear away
- clear off
- clear one's name
- clear out
- clear the air
- clear the decks
- clear the table
- clear up
- clear with
- coast is clear
- free and clear
- have a clear conscience
- in the clear
- loud and clear
- out of a clear blue sky
- see one's way (clear)
- steer clear of