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  8  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Clear  \Clear\,  adv 
  1.  In  a  clear  manner;  plainly. 
 
  Now  clear  I  understand  What  oft  .  .  .  thoughts  have 
  searched  in  vain.  --Milton. 
 
  2.  Without  limitation;  wholly;  quite;  entirely;  as  to  cut  a 
  piece  clear  off 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Clear  \Clear\  (kl[=e]r),  n.  (Carp.) 
  Full  extent;  distance  between  extreme  limits;  especially;  the 
  distance  between  the  nearest  surfaces  of  two  bodies,  or  the 
  space  between  walls;  as  a  room  ten  feet  square  in  the  clear. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Clear  \Clear\  (kl[=e]r),  a.  [Compar.  {Clearer}  (-[~e]r);  superl. 
  {Clearest}.]  [OE.  cler,  cleer,  OF  cler,  F.  clair,  fr.L. 
  clarus,  clear,  broght,  loud,  distinct,  renownwd;  perh.  akin 
  to  L.  clamare  to  call  E.  claim.  Cf  {Chanticleer}, 
  {Clairvoyant},  {Claret},  {Clarufy}.] 
  1.  Free  from  opaqueness;  transparent;  bright;  light; 
  luminous;  unclouded. 
 
  The  stream  is  so  transparent,  pure,  and  clear. 
  --Denham. 
 
  Fair  as  the  moon,  clear  as  the  sun.  --Canticles 
  vi  10. 
 
  2.  Free  from  ambiguity  or  indistinctness;  lucid;  perspicuous; 
  plain;  evident;  manifest;  indubitable. 
 
  One  truth  is  clear;  whatever  is  is  right  --Pope. 
 
  3.  Able  to  perceive  clearly;  keen;  acute;  penetrating; 
  discriminating;  as  a  clear  intellect;  a  clear  head. 
 
  Mother  of  science!  now  I  feel  thy  power  Within  me 
  clear,  not  only  to  discern  Things  in  their  causes, 
  but  to  trace  the  ways  Of  highest  agents.  --Milton. 
 
  4.  Not  clouded  with  passion;  serene;  cheerful. 
 
  With  a  countenance  as  clear  As  friendship  wears  at 
  feasts.  --Shak. 
 
  5.  Easily  or  distinctly  heard;  audible;  canorous. 
 
  Hark!  the  numbers  soft  and  clear  Gently  steal  upon 
  the  ear.  --Pope. 
 
  6.  Without  mixture;  entirely  pure;  as  clear  sand. 
 
  7.  Without  defect  or  blemish,  such  as  freckles  or  knots;  as 
  a  clear  complexion;  clear  lumber. 
 
  8.  Free  from  guilt  or  stain;  unblemished. 
 
  Statesman,  yet  friend  to  truth!  in  soul  sincere,  In 
  action  faithful,  and  in  honor  clear.  --Pope. 
 
  9.  Without  diminution;  in  full;  net;  as  clear  profit. 
 
  I  often  wished  that  I  had  clear,  For  life,  six 
  hundred  pounds  a-year.  --Swift 
  . 
 
  10.  Free  from  impediment  or  obstruction;  unobstructed;  as  a 
  clear  view;  to  keep  clear  of  debt. 
 
  My  companion  .  .  .  left  the  way  clear  for  him 
  --Addison. 
 
  11.  Free  from  embarrassment;  detention,  etc 
 
  The  cruel  corporal  whispered  in  my  ear,  Five 
  pounds,  if  rightly  tipped,  would  set  me  clear. 
  --Gay. 
 
  {Clear  breach}.  See  under  {Breach},  n.,  4. 
 
  {Clear  days}  (Law.),  days  reckoned  from  one  day  to  another, 
  excluding  both  the  first  and  last  day  as  from  Sunday  to 
  Sunday  there  are  six  clear  days. 
 
  {Clear  stuff},  boards,  planks,  etc.,  free  from  knots. 
 
  Syn:  Manifest;  pure;  unmixed;  pellucid;  transparent; 
  luminous;  obvious;  visible;  plain;  evident;  apparent; 
  distinct;  perspicuous.  See  {Manifest}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Clear  \Clear\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Cleared};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Clearing}.] 
  1.  To  render  bright,  transparent,  or  undimmed;  to  free  from 
  clouds. 
 
  He  sweeps  the  skies  and  clears  the  cloudy  north. 
  --Dryden. 
 
  2.  To  free  from  impurities;  to  clarify;  to  cleanse. 
 
  3.  To  free  from  obscurity  or  ambiguity;  to  relive  of 
  perplexity;  to  make  perspicuous. 
 
  Many  knotty  points  there  are  Which  all  discuss,  but 
  few  can  clear.  --Prior. 
 
  4.  To  render  more  quick  or  acute,  as  the  understanding;  to 
  make  perspicacious. 
 
  Our  common  prints  would  clear  up  their 
  understandings.  --Addison 
 
  5.  To  free  from  impediment  or  incumbrance,  from  defilement, 
  or  from  anything  injurious,  useless,  or  offensive;  as  to 
  clear  land  of  trees  or  brushwood,  or  from  stones;  to  clear 
  the  sight  or  the  voice;  to  clear  one's  self  from  debt;  -- 
  often  used  with  of  off  away  or  out 
 
  Clear  your  mind  of  cant.  --Dr.  Johnson. 
 
  A  statue  lies  hid  in  a  block  of  marble;  and  the  art 
  of  the  statuary  only  clears  away  the  superfluous 
  matter.  --Addison. 
 
  6.  To  free  from  the  imputation  of  guilt;  to  justify, 
  vindicate,  or  acquit;  --  often  used  with  from  before  the 
  thing  imputed. 
 
  I  .  .  .  am  sure  he  will  clear  me  from  partiality. 
  --Dryden. 
 
  How!  wouldst  thou  clear  rebellion?  --Addison. 
 
  7.  To  leap  or  pass  by  or  over  without  touching  or  failure; 
  as  to  clear  a  hedge;  to  clear  a  reef. 
 
  8.  To  gain  without  deduction;  to  net. 
 
  The  profit  which  she  cleared  on  the  cargo. 
  --Macaulay. 
 
  {To  clear  a  ship  at  the  customhouse},  to  exhibit  the 
  documents  required  by  law,  give  bonds,  or  perform  other 
  acts  requisite,  and  procure  a  permission  to  sail,  and  such 
  papers  as  the  law  requires. 
 
  {To  clear  a  ship  for  action},  or  {To  clear  for  action} 
  (Naut.),  to  remove  incumbrances  from  the  decks,  and 
  prepare  for  an  engagement. 
 
  {To  clear  the  land}  (Naut.),  to  gain  such  a  distance  from 
  shore  as  to  have  sea  room  and  be  out  of  danger  from  the 
  land. 
 
  {To  clear  hawse}  (Naut.),  to  disentangle  the  cables  when 
  twisted. 
 
  {To  clear  up},  to  explain;  to  dispel,  as  doubts,  cares  or 
  fears. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Clear  \Clear\  (kl[=e]r),  v.  i. 
  1.  To  become  free  from  clouds  or  fog;  to  become  fair;  -- 
  often  followed  by  up  off  or  away 
 
  So  foul  a  sky  clears  not  without  a  storm.  --Shak. 
 
  Advise  him  to  stay  till  the  weather  clears  up 
  --Swift. 
 
  2.  To  disengage  one's  self  from  incumbrances,  distress,  or 
  entanglements;  to  become  free  [Obs.] 
 
  He  that  clears  at  once  will  relapse;  for  finding 
  himself  out  of  straits,  he  will  revert  to  his 
  customs;  but  he  that  cleareth  by  degrees  induceth  a 
  habit  of  frugality.  --Bacon. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  clear 
  adj  1:  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  [ant:  {unclear}] 
  2:  free  from  confusion  or  doubt;  "a  complex  problem  requiring  a 
  clear  head";  "not  clear  about  what  is  expected  of  us" 
  3:  affording  free  passage  or  view;  "a  clear  view";  "a  clear 
  path  to  victory";  "a  free  lane"  [syn:  {free},  {open}] 
  4:  free  from  cloudiness;  allowing  light  to  pass  through  "clear 
  water";  "clear  plastic  bags";  "clear  glass";  "the  air  is 
  clear  and  clean"  [ant:  {opaque}] 
  5:  free  from  contact  or  proximity  or  connection;  "we  were  clear 
  of  the  danger";  "the  ship  was  clear  of  the  reef"  [syn:  {clear(p)}] 
  6:  characterized  by  freedom  from  troubling  thoughts;  especially 
  e.g.  guilt;  "a  clear  conscience";  "looked  at  her 
  questioner  with  clear  untroubled  eyes" 
  7:  (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:  {clean}, 
  {light},  {unclouded}] 
  8:  (especially  of  a  title)  "I  have  clear  title  to  this 
  property"  [syn:  {unmortgaged}] 
  9:  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" 
  [syn:  {clean-cut},  {clear-cut}] 
  10:  accurately  stated  or  described;  "a  set  of  well-defined 
  values"  [syn:  {well-defined}]  [ant:  {ill-defined}] 
  11:  (meteorology)  free  from  clouds  or  mist  or  haze;  "on  a  clear 
  day"  [ant:  {cloudy}] 
  12:  free  of  restrictions  or  qualifications;  "a  clean  bill  of 
  health";  "a  clear  winner"  [syn:  {clean}] 
  13:  free  from  flaw  or  blemish  or  impurity;  "a  clear  perfect 
  diamond" 
  14:  clear  of  charges  or  deductions;  "a  clear  profit" 
  15:  easily  deciphered  [syn:  {decipherable},  {readable}] 
  16:  freed  from  any  question  of  guilt;  "is  absolved  from  all 
  blame";  "was  now  clear  of  the  charge  of  cowardice";  "his 
  official  honor  is  vindicated"  [syn:  {absolved},  {cleared}, 
  {exculpated},  {exonerated},  {vindicated}] 
  17:  characterized  by  ease  and  quickness  in  perceiving;  "clear 
  mind";  "a  percipient  author"  [syn:  {percipient}] 
  18:  of  complexion;  without  such  blemishes  as  e.g.  acne;  "the 
  clear  complexion  of  a  healthy  young  woman" 
  n  1:  the  state  of  being  free  of  suspicion:  "investigation  showed 
  that  he  was  in  the  clear" 
  2:  a  clear  or  unobstructed  space  or  expanse  of  land  or  water: 
  "finally  broke  out  of  the  forest  into  the  open"  [syn:  {open}] 
  adv  1:  completely;  "read  the  book  clear  to  the  end";  "slept  clear 
  through  the  night";  "there  were  open  fields  clear  to 
  the  horizon"  [syn:  {all  the  way}] 
  2:  in  an  easily  perceptible  manner;  "could  be  seen  clearly 
  under  the  microscope";  "She  cried  loud  and  clear"  [syn:  {clearly}] 
  v  1:  rid  of  obstructions;  "Clear  your  desk"  [syn:  {unclutter}] 
  [ant:  {clutter}] 
  2:  make  a  way  or  path  by  removing  objects:  "Clear  a  path 
  through  the  dense  forest" 
  3:  become  clear;  "The  sky  cleared  after  the  storm"  [syn:  {clear 
  up},  {light  up},  {brighten}]  [ant:  {overcast}] 
  4:  grant  authorization  or  clearance  for  "Clear  the  manuscript 
  fpr  publication"  [syn:  {authorize},  {authorise},  {pass}] 
  5:  remove  objects  of  obstruction;  "clear  the  leaves  from  the 
  lawn";  "Clear  snow  from  the  road" 
  6:  go  unchallenged;  be  approved;  "The  bill  cleared  the  House" 
  [syn:  {pass}] 
  7:  be  debited  and  credited  to  the  proper  bank  accounts;  "The 
  check  will  clear  within  2  buisness  days."  [ant:  {bounce}] 
  8:  go  away  or  disappear;  "The  fog  cleared  in  the  afternoon" 
  9:  pass  by  over  or  under  without  making  contact  "the  balloon 
  cleared  the  tree  tops"  [syn:  {top}] 
  10:  make  free  from  confusion  or  ambiguity;  make  clear:  "Could 
  you  clarify  these  remarks?";  "Clear  up  the  question  of 
  who  is  at  fault"  [syn:  {clarify},  {clear  up},  {shed  light 
  on},  {crystallize},  {straighten  out},  {sort  out},  {enlighten}, 
  {illuminate},  {elucidate}]  [ant:  {confuse}] 
  11:  free  from  payment  of  customs  duties,  as  of  a  shipment; 
  "Clear  the  ship  and  let  it  dock" 
  12:  clear  from  impurities,  blemishes,  pollution,  etc.;  "clear 
  the  water  before  it  can  be  drunk" 
  13:  yield  as  a  net  profit;  "This  sale  netted  me  $1  million" 
  [syn:  {net}] 
  14:  make  as  a  net  profit;  "The  company  cleared  $1  million"  [syn: 
  {net},  {sack},  {sack  up}] 
  15:  earn  on  some  commercial  or  business  transaction;  earn  as 
  salary  or  wages;  "How  much  do  you  make  a  month  in  your 
  new  job?"  "She  earns  a  lot  in  her  new  job";  "this  merger 
  brought  in  lots  of  money";  "He  clears  $5,000  each  month" 
  [syn:  {gain},  {take  in},  {make},  {earn},  {realize},  {pull 
  in},  {bring  in}] 
  16:  sell  "We  cleared  a  lot  of  the  old  model  cars" 
  17:  pass  an  inspection  or  receive  authorization;  "clear  customs" 
  18:  pronounce  not  guilty  of  criminal  charges;  "The  suspect  was 
  cleared  of  the  murder  charges"  [syn:  {acquit},  {assoil}, 
  {discharge},  {exonerate},  {exculpate}]  [ant:  {convict}] 
  19:  settle,  as  of  a  debt;  "clear  a  debt" 
  20:  make  clear,  bright,  light,  or  translucent;  "The  water  had  to 
  be  cleared  through  filtering" 
  21:  rid  of  instructions  or  data;  "clear  a  memory  buffer" 
  22:  remove  (people)  from  a  building;  "clear  the  patrons  from  the 
  theater  after  the  bomb  threat" 
  23:  remove  the  occupants  of  "Clear  the  building" 
  24:  free  (the  throat)  by  making  a  rasping  sound;  "Clear  the 
  throat"  [syn:  {clear  up}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Clear,  AK 
  Zip  code(s):  99704 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  CLEAR 
 
  A  {specification  language}  based  on  {initial  algebra}s. 
 
  ["An  Informal  Introduction  to  Specification  Using  CLEAR", 
  R.M.  Burstall  in  The  Correctness  Problem  in  Computer  Science, 
  R.S.  Boyer  et  al  eds,  Academic  Press  1981,  pp  185-213]. 
 
  (1994-11-03) 
 
 




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