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  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}. 




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