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  3  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  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Clearing  \Clear"ing\,  n. 
  1.  The  act  or  process  of  making  clear. 
 
  The  better  clearing  of  this  point.  --South. 
 
  2.  A  tract  of  land  cleared  of  wood  for  cultivation. 
 
  A  lonely  clearing  on  the  shores  of  Moxie  Lake.  --J. 
  Burroughs 
 
  3.  A  method  adopted  by  banks  and  bankers  for  making  an 
  exchange  of  checks  held  by  each  against  the  others  and 
  settling  differences  of  accounts. 
 
  Note:  In  England,  a  similar  method  has  been  adopted  by 
  railroads  for  adjusting  their  accounts  with  each  other 
 
  4.  The  gross  amount  of  the  balances  adjusted  in  the  clearing 
  house. 
 
  {Clearing  house},  the  establishment  where  the  business  of 
  clearing  is  carried  on  See  {above},  {3}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  clearing 
  n  1:  a  tract  of  land  with  few  or  no  trees  in  the  middle  of  a 
  wooded  area  [syn:  {glade}] 
  2:  the  act  of  freeing  from  suspicion 
  3:  the  act  of  removing  solid  particles  from  a  liquid  [syn:  {clarification}] 




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