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  2  definitions  found 
 
  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  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cleared 
  adj  1:  rid  of  objects  or  obstructions  such  as  e.g.  trees  and  brush; 
  "cleared  land";  "cleared  streets  free  of  fallen  trees 
  and  debris";  "a  cleared  passage  through  the 
  underbrush";  "played  poker  on  the  cleared  dining  room 
  table"  [ant:  {uncleared}] 
  2:  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},  {clear},  {exculpated}, 
  {exonerated},  {vindicated}] 




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