- (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.
- 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.
OTHER WORDS FOR clear
OPPOSITES FOR clear
Idioms about 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
How to use clear in a sentence
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
The story made it even clearer why the players cherished Lewis as much as they did.A West Point MVP Who Never Played a Down|Nicolaus Mills|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
For a few minutes it seemed like old times, a return to the clearer fault-lines of the Cold War.Indefensible but Indispensable America|Jamie Dettmer|December 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
There will be two opposing approaches and voters in 2016 will have a clearer choice.Voters Remind D.C. That the Economy Still Sucks|Stuart Stevens|November 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But one thing is becoming clearer: No matter who is nominally in charge, chaos will reign.There’s a Senate Civil War Coming, No Matter Who Wins in November|David Freedlander|October 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Let us look over these points again, and make the matter still clearer and more simple.God and my Neighbour|Robert Blatchford
One time my fancy soared on high, to see what discoveries I could make in those clearer regions.
The period of five years of war has shown it to us in a clearer light than fifty years of peace.The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice|Stephen Leacock
We were now in daily expectation of greater heat and a clearer sky, but met with neither.A Woman's Journey Round the World|Ida Pfeiffer
The poet "as those wreathes up go" sees Helicon's fresh founts flowing clearer and purer.
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
Other 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