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1    free from darkness or obscurity; bright  
2    (of weather) free from dullness or clouds  
3    transparent  
clear water     
4    even and pure in tone or colour  
clear blue     
5    without discoloration, blemish, or defect  
a clear skin     
6    easy to see or hear; distinct  
7    free from doubt or confusion  
his instructions are not clear     
8    postpositive   certain in the mind; sure  
are you clear?     
9    evident or obvious  
it is clear that he won't come now     
10    (of sounds or the voice) not harsh or hoarse  
11    serene; calm  
12    without qualification or limitation; complete  
a clear victory     
13    free of suspicion, guilt, or blame  
a clear conscience     
14    free of obstruction; open  
a clear passage     
15    free from debt or obligation  
16    (of money, profits, etc.) without deduction; net  
17    emptied of freight or cargo  
18    (of timber) having a smooth, unblemished surface  
19      (Also)    in clear   (of a message, etc.) not in code  
20      (Also)    light     (Phonetics)   denoting an (l) in whose articulation the main part of the tongue is brought forward giving the sound of a front-vowel timbre  
21      (Showjumping)   (of a round) ridden without any fences being knocked down or any points being lost  
22    in a clear or distinct manner  
23    completely or utterly  
24    postpositive; often foll by: of   not in contact (with); free  
stand clear of the gates     
25    a clear space  
26       another word for       clearance  
27    in the clear  
a    free of suspicion, guilt, or blame  
b      (Sport)   able to receive a pass without being tackled  
28    to make or become free from darkness, obscurity, etc.  
29    intr  
a    (of the weather) to become free from dullness, fog, rain, etc.  
b    (of mist, fog, etc.) to disappear  
30    tr   to free from impurity or blemish  
31    tr   to free from doubt or confusion  
to clear one's mind     
32    tr   to rid of objects, obstructions, etc.  
33    tr   to make or form (a path, way, etc.) by removing obstructions  
34    tr   to free or remove (a person or thing) from something, such as suspicion, blame, or guilt  
35    tr   to move or pass by or over without contact or involvement  
he cleared the wall easily     
36    tr   to rid (the throat) of phlegm or obstruction  
37    tr   to make or gain (money) as profit  
38    tr; often foll by: off   to discharge or settle (a debt)  
39    tr   to free (a debtor) from obligation  
40    intr   (of a cheque) to pass through one's bank and be charged against one's account  
41      (Banking)   to settle accounts by exchanging (commercial documents) in a clearing house  
42    to permit (ships, aircraft, cargo, passengers, etc.) to unload, disembark, depart, etc., after fulfilling the customs and other requirements, or (of ships, etc.) to be permitted to unload, etc.  
43    to obtain or give (clearance)  
44    tr   to obtain clearance from  
45    tr   to make microscope specimens transparent by immersion in a fluid such as xylene  
46    tr   to permit (a person, company, etc.) to see or handle classified information  
47    tr     (Military, etc.)  
a    to achieve transmission of (a signalled message) and acknowledgment of its receipt at its destination  
b    to decode (a message, etc.)  
48    tr     (Sport)   to hit, kick, carry, or throw (the ball) out of the defence area  
49    tr     (Computing)   to remove data from a storage device and replace it with particular characters that usually indicate zero  
50    tr     (N.Z.)   to remove (trees, scrub, etc.) from land  
51    clear the air      See       air       10  
52    clear the decks   to prepare for action, as by removing obstacles from a field of activity or combat,   (See also)        clear away       clear off       clear out       clear up  
     (C13 clere, from Old French cler, from Latin clarus clear, bright, brilliant, illustrious)  
  clearable      adj  
  clearer      n  
   clearly             adv  
  clearness      n  
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beyond doubt, distinctly, evidently, incontestably, incontrovertibly, markedly, obviously, openly, overtly, undeniably, undoubtedly  

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