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  8  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Clean  \Clean\,  adv 
  1.  Without  limitation  or  remainder;  quite;  perfectly;  wholly; 
  entirely.  ``Domestic  broils  clean  overblown.''  --Shak. 
  ``Clean  contrary.''  --Milton. 
 
  All  the  people  were  passed  clean  over  Jordan. 
  --Josh.  iii. 
  17. 
 
  2.  Without  miscarriage;  not  bunglingly;  dexterously.  [Obs.] 
  ``Pope  came  off  clean  with  Homer.''  --Henley. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Clean  \Clean\,  a.  [Compar.  {Cleaner};  superl.  {Cleanest}.]  [OE. 
  clene,  AS  cl?ne;  akin  to  OHG.  chleini  pure,  neat,  graceful, 
  small  G.  klein  small  and  perh.  to  W.  glan  clean,  pure, 
  bright;  all  perh.  from  a  primitive,  meaning  bright,  shining. 
  Cf  {Glair}.] 
  1.  Free  from  dirt  or  filth;  as  clean  clothes. 
 
  2.  Free  from  that  which  is  useless  or  injurious;  without 
  defects;  as  clean  land;  clean  timber. 
 
  3.  Free  from  awkwardness;  not  bungling;  adroit;  dexterous; 
  as  aclean  trick;  a  clean  leap  over  a  fence. 
 
  4.  Free  from  errors  and  vulgarisms;  as  a  clean  style. 
 
  5.  Free  from  restraint  or  neglect;  complete;  entire. 
 
  When  ye  reap  the  harvest  of  your  land,  thou  shalt 
  not  make  clean  riddance  of  corners  of  thy  field. 
  --Lev.  xxiii. 
  22. 
 
  6.  Free  from  moral  defilement;  sinless;  pure. 
 
  Create  in  me  a  clean  heart,  O  God.  --Ps.  li  10 
 
  That  I  am  whole,  and  clean,  and  meet  for  Heaven 
  --Tennyson. 
 
  7.  (Script.)  Free  from  ceremonial  defilement. 
 
  8.  Free  from  that  which  is  corrupting  to  the  morals;  pure  in 
  tone;  healthy.  ``Lothair  is  clean.''  --F.  Harrison. 
 
  9.  Well-proportioned;  shapely;  as  clean  limbs. 
 
  {A  clean  bill  of  health},  a  certificate  from  the  proper 
  authority  that  a  ship  is  free  from  infection. 
 
  {Clean  breach}.  See  under  {Breach},  n.,  4. 
 
  {To  make  a  clean  breast}.  See  under  {Breast}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Clean  \Clean\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Cleaned};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Cleaning}.]  [See  {Clean},  a.,  and  cf  {Cleanse}.] 
  To  render  clean;  to  free  from  whatever  is  foul,  offensive,  or 
  extraneous;  to  purify;  to  cleanse. 
 
  {To  clean  out},  to  exhaust;  to  empty;  to  get  away  from  one 
  all  his  money.  [Colloq.]  --De  Quincey. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  clean 
  adj  1:  free  from  dirt  or  impurities;  or  having  clean  habits; 
  "children  with  clean  shining  faces";  "clean  white 
  shirts";  "clean  dishes";  "a  spotlessly  clean  house"; 
  "cats  are  clean  animals"  [ant:  {dirty}] 
  2:  free  of  restrictions  or  qualifications;  "a  clean  bill  of 
  health";  "a  clear  winner"  [syn:  {clear}] 
  3:  (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"  [syn:  {clear}, 
  {light},  {unclouded}] 
  4:  free  from  impurities;  "clean  water";  "fresh  air"  [syn:  {fresh}] 
  5:  without  difficulties  or  problems;  "a  clean  test  flight" 
  6:  (religion)  ritually  clean  or  pure  [ant:  {unclean}] 
  7:  not  spreading  pollution  or  contamination;  especially 
  radioactive  contamination;  "a  clean  fuel";  "cleaner  and 
  more  efficient  engines";  "the  tactical  bomb  is  reasonably 
  clean"  [syn:  {uncontaminating}]  [ant:  {dirty}] 
  8:  (of  behavior  or  especially  language)  free  from  objectionable 
  elements;  fit  for  all  observers;  "good  clean  fun";  "a 
  clean  joke"  [syn:  {unobjectionable}]  [ant:  {dirty}] 
  9:  free  from  sepsis  or  infection;  "a  clean  (or  uninfected) 
  wound"  [syn:  {uninfected}] 
  10:  morally  pure;  "led  a  clean  life"  [syn:  {clean-living}] 
  11:  (of  a  manuscript)  having  few  alterations  or  corrections; 
  "fair  copy";  "a  clean  manuscript"  [syn:  {fair}] 
  12:  of  a  surface;  not  written  or  printed  on  "blank  pages"; 
  "fill  in  the  blank  spaces";  "a  clean  page";  "wide  white 
  margins"  [syn:  {blank},  {white}] 
  13:  marked  by  or  calling  for  sportsmanship  or  fair  play;  "a 
  clean  fight";  "a  sporting  solution  of  the  disagreement"; 
  "sportsmanlike  conduct"  [syn:  {sporting},  {sportsmanlike}] 
  14:  thorough  and  without  qualification;  "a  clean  getaway";  "a 
  clean  sweep";  "a  clean  break" 
  15:  (of  a  record)  having  no  marks  of  discredit  or  offense;  "a 
  clean  voting  recor";  "a  clean  driver's  license" 
  16:  not  carrying  concealed  weapons 
  17:  free  from  clumsiness;  precisely  or  deftly  executed;  "he 
  landed  a  clean  left  on  his  opponent's  cheek";  "a  clean 
  throw";  "the  neat  exactness  of  the  surgeon's  knife"  [syn: 
  {neat}] 
  18:  free  of  drugs;  "after  a  long  dependency  on  heroin  she  has 
  been  clean  for  4  years" 
  n  :  a  weightlift  in  which  the  barbell  is  lifted  to  shoulder 
  height  and  then  jerked  overhead  [syn:  {clean  and  jerk}] 
  adv  1:  (slang)  completely;  used  as  intensifiers;  "clean  forgot  the 
  appointment";  "I'm  plumb  (or  plum)  tuckered  out"  [syn: 
  {plumb},  {plum}] 
  2:  in  conformity  with  the  rules  or  laws  and  without  fraud  or 
  cheating;  "they  played  fairly"  [syn:  {fairly},  {fair}] 
  [ant:  {unfairly}] 
  v  1:  make  clean  by  removing  dirt,  filth,  or  unwanted  substances 
  from  "Clean  the  stove!";  "The  dentist  cleaned  my  teeth" 
  [syn:  {make  clean}]  [ant:  {dirty}] 
  2:  remove  unwanted  substances  from  such  as  feathers  or  pits, 
  as  of  chickens  or  fruit;  "Clean  the  turkey"  [syn:  {pick}] 
  3:  make  the  house  clean;  "She  housecleans  every  week"  [syn:  {houseclean}, 
  {clean  house}] 
  4:  clean  one's  body  or  parts  thereof,  as  by  washing;  "clean  up 
  before  you  see  your  grandparents";  "clean  your  fingernails 
  before  dinner"  [syn:  {cleanse}] 
  5:  be  cleanable;  "This  stove  cleans  easily" 
  6:  remove  all  contents  or  possession  from  or  empty  completely; 
  "The  boys  cleaned  the  sandwich  platters";  "The  trees  were 
  cleaned  of  apples  by  the  storm";  deprive  wholly  of  money 
  in  a  gambling  game,  robbery,  etc.;  "The  other  players 
  cleaned  him  completely"  [syn:  {strip}] 
  7:  remove  while  making  clean;  "Clean  the  spots  off  the  rug" 
  8:  remove  unwanted  substances  from  as  in  chemistry  [syn:  {scavenge}] 
  9:  remove  shells  or  husks  from  "clean  grain  before  milling  it" 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  clean  1.  adj  Used  of  hardware  or  software  designs,  implies 
  `elegance  in  the  small',  that  is  a  design  or  implementation  that  may  not 
  hold  any  surprises  but  does  things  in  a  way  that  is  reasonably  intuitive 
  and  relatively  easy  to  comprehend  from  the  outside.  The  antonym  is 
  `grungy'  or  {crufty}.  2.  v.  To  remove  unneeded  or  undesired  files  in  a 
  effort  to  reduce  clutter:  "I'm  cleaning  up  my  account."  "I  cleaned  up 
  the  garbage  and  now  have  100  Meg  free  on  that  partition." 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  Clean 
 
    A  {lazy}  {higher-order}  {purely  functional 
  language}  from  the  {University  of  Nijmegen}.  Clean  was 
  originally  a  subset  of  {Lean},  designed  to  be  an  experimental 
  {intermediate  language}  and  used  to  study  the  {graph 
  rewriting}  model.  To  help  focus  on  the  essential 
  implementation  issues  it  deliberately  lacked  all  {syntactic 
  sugar},  even  {infix}  expressions  or  {complex  lists}, 
 
  As  it  was  used  more  and  more  to  construct  all  kinds  of 
  applications  it  was  eventually  turned  into  a  general  purpose 
  functional  programming  language,  first  released  in  May  1995. 
  The  new  language  is  {strongly  typed}  (Milner/Mycroft  type 
  system),  provides  {modules}  and  {functional  I/O}  (including  a 
  {WIMP}  interface),  and  supports  {parallel  processing}  and 
  {distributed  processing}  on  {loosely  coupled}  parallel 
  architectures.  Parallel  execution  was  originally  based  on  the 
  {PABC}  {abstract  machine}. 
 
  It  is  one  of  the  fastest  implementations  of  functional 
  languages  available,  partly  aided  by  programmer  {annotations} 
  to  influence  evaluation  order 
 
  Although  the  two  variants  of  Clean  are  rather  different,  the 
  name  Clean  can  be  used  to  denote  either  of  them  To 
  distinguish,  the  old  version  can  be  referred  to  as  Clean  0.8, 
  and  the  new  as  Clean  1.0  or  Concurrent  Clean. 
 
  The  current  release  of  Clean  (1.0)  includes  a  compiler, 
  producing  code  for  the  {ABC}  {abstract  machine},  a  {code 
  generator},  compiling  the  ABC  code  into  either  {object-code} 
  or  {assembly  language}  (depending  on  the  {platform}),  I/O 
  libraries,  a  {development  environment}  (not  all  platforms), 
  and  {documentation}.  It  is  supported  (or  will  soon  be 
  supported)  under  {Mac  OS},  {Linux},  {OS/2},  {Windows  95}, 
  {SunOS},  and  {Solaris}. 
 
  {Home  (http://www.cs.kun.nl/~clean/)}.  E-mail: 
  .  Mailing  list:  . 
 
  ["Clean  -  A  Language  for  Functional  Graph  Rewriting",  T.  Brus 
  et  al  IR  95,  U  Nijmegen,  Feb  1987]. 
 
  ["Concurrent  Clean",  M.C.  van  Eekelen  et  al  TR  89-18,  U 
  Nijmegen,  Netherlands,  1989]. 
 
  [{Jargon  File}] 
 
  (1995-11-08) 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  clean 
 
  1.  Used  of  hardware  or  software  designs,  implies  "elegance  in 
  the  small",  that  is  a  design  or  implementation  that  may  not 
  hold  any  surprises  but  does  things  in  a  way  that  is  reasonably 
  intuitive  and  relatively  easy  to  comprehend  from  the  outside. 
  The  antonym  is  grungy"  or  {crufty}. 
 
  2.  To  remove  unneeded  or  undesired  files  in  a  effort  to  reduce 
  clutter:  "I'm  cleaning  up  my  account."  "I  cleaned  up  the 
  garbage  and  now  have  100  Meg  free  on  that  partition." 
 
  [{Jargon  File}] 
 
  (1994-12-12) 
 
 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Clean 
  The  various  forms  of  uncleanness  according  to  the  Mosaic  law  are 
  enumerated  in  Lev.  11-15;  Num.  19.  The  division  of  animals  into 
  clean  and  unclean  was  probably  founded  on  the  practice  of 
  sacrifice.  It  existed  before  the  Flood  (Gen.  7:2).  The 
  regulations  regarding  such  animals  are  recorded  in  Lev.  11  and 
  Deut.  14:1-21. 
 
  The  Hebrews  were  prohibited  from  using  as  food  certain  animal 
  substances,  such  as  (1)  blood;  (2)  the  fat  covering  the 
  intestines,  termed  the  caul;  (3)  the  fat  on  the  intestines, 
  called  the  mesentery;  (4)  the  fat  of  the  kidneys;  and  (5)  the 
  fat  tail  of  certain  sheep  (Ex.  29:13,  22;  Lev.  3:4-9;  9:19; 
  17:10;  19:26). 
 
  The  chief  design  of  these  regulations  seems  to  have  been  to 
  establish  a  system  of  regimen  which  would  distinguish  the  Jews 
  from  all  other  nations.  Regarding  the  design  and  the  abolition 
  of  these  regulations  the  reader  will  find  all  the  details  in 
  Lev.  20:24-26;  Acts  10:9-16;  11:1-10;  Heb.  9:9-14. 
 




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