(1)   Of complexion; without such blemishes as e.g. acne
"The clear complexion of a healthy young woman"
(2)   Clear to the mind
"A clear and present danger"
"A clear explanation"
"A clear case of murder"
"A clear indication that she was angry"
"Gave us a clear idea of human nature"
(3)   Free from cloudiness; allowing light to pass through
"Clear water"
"Clear plastic bags"
"Clear glass"
"The air is clear and clean"
(4)   Free from confusion or doubt
"A complex problem requiring a clear head"
"Not clear about what is expected of us"
(5)   Free from clouds or mist or haze
"On a clear day"
(6)   Accurately stated or described
"A set of well-defined values"
(7)   Characterized by ease and quickness in perceiving
"Clear mind"
"A percipient author"
(8)   Clear and distinct to the senses; easily perceptible
"As clear as a whistle"
"Clear footprints in the snow"
"The letter brought back a clear image of his grandfather"
"A spire clean-cut against the sky"
"A clear-cut pattern"
(9)   (especially of a title) free from any encumbrance or limitation that presents a question of fact or law
"I have clear title to this property"
(10)   Freed from any question of guilt
"Is absolved from all blame"
"Was now clear of the charge of cowardice"
"His official honor is vindicated"
(11)   Easily deciphered
(12)   Clear of charges or deductions
"A clear profit"
(13)   Affording free passage or view
"A clear view"
"A clear path to victory"
"Open waters"
"The open countryside"
(14)   Free from flaw or blemish or impurity
"A clear perfect diamond"
(15)   (of sound or color) free from anything that dulls or dims
"Efforts to obtain a clean bass in orchestral recordings"
"Clear laughter like a waterfall"
"Clear reds and blues"
"A light lilting voice like a silver bell"
(16)   Free of restrictions or qualifications
"A clean bill of health"
"A clear winner"
(17)   Characterized by freedom from troubling thoughts (especially guilt)
"A clear conscience"
"Regarded her questioner with clear untroubled eyes"


(18)   In an easily perceptible manner
"Could be seen clearly under the microscope"
"She cried loud and clear"
(19)   Completely
"Read the book clear to the end"
"Slept clear through the night"
"There were open fields clear to the horizon"


(20)   A clear or unobstructed space or expanse of land or water
"Finally broke out of the forest into the open"
(21)   The state of being free of suspicion
"Investigation showed that he was in the clear"


(22)   Free (the throat) by making a rasping sound
"Clear the throat"
(23)   Rid of obstructions
"Clear your desk"
(24)   Remove
"Clear the leaves from the lawn"
"Clear snow from the road"
(25)   Make a way or path by removing objects
"Clear a path through the dense forest"


  1. Completely transparent in colour
    as clear as crystal
  2. Bright, not dark or obscured.
    The windshield was clear and clean.
    Congress passed the President’s Clear Skies legislation.
  3. Free of obstacles.
    The driver had mistakenly thought the intersection was clear.
    The coast is clear.
  4. Without clouds.
    clear weather, a clear day
  5. Free of ambiguity or doubt.
    He gave clear instructions not to bother him at work.
    Do I make myself clear? Crystal clear.
  6. Free of guilt, or suspicion.
    a clear conscience
  7. The sky is said to be clear, when less than one eighth of its area is obscured by clouds.
  8. Without a thickening ingredient.


  1. All the way; entirely.
    I threw it clear across the river to the other side.
  2. Not near something or touching it.
    Stand clear of the rails, a train is coming.


  1. To remove obstructions or impediments.
    Clear the way.
  2. To eliminate ambiguity or doubt from a matter; to clarify; especially, to clear up.
  3. To remove from suspicion; especially of having committed a crime
    The court cleared the man of murder.
  4. To pass without interference; to miss.
    The door just barely clears the table as it closes.
  5. To become clear.
    After a heavy rain, the sky cleared nicely for the evening.
  6. Of a check or financial transaction, to go through as payment; to be processed so that the money is transferred.
    The check might not clear for a couple of days.
  7. To earn a profit of; to net.
    He's been clearing seven thousand a week.