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Clear and Crystalline Definitions

Clear

Free from clouds, mist, or haze
A clear day.

Crystalline

Being, relating to, or composed of crystal or crystals.

Clear

Not obscured or darkened; bright
Clear daylight.
A clear yellow.

Crystalline

Resembling crystal, as in transparency or distinctness of structure or outline.

Clear

Easily seen through; transparent
Clear water.
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Crystalline

Of, relating to, or composed of crystals.

Clear

Free from flaw, blemish, or impurity
A clear, perfect diamond.
A clear record with the police.

Crystalline

(chemistry) Having a regular three-dimensional molecular structure.

Clear

Free from impediment, obstruction, or hindrance; open
A clear view.
A clear path to victory.

Crystalline

Resembling crystal in being clear and transparent.
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Clear

Plain or evident to the mind; unmistakable
A clear case of cheating.

Crystalline

Pure.

Clear

Easily perceptible to the eye or ear; distinct
The clear call of a songbird.

Crystalline

(obsolete) Any crystalline substance.

Clear

Discerning or perceiving easily; keen
A clear mind.

Crystalline

(obsolete) aniline

Clear

Free from doubt or confusion; certain
His meaning is clear.

Crystalline

Consisting, or made, of crystal.
Mount, eagle, to my palace crystalline.

Clear

Free from qualification or limitation; absolute
A clear winner.

Crystalline

Formed by crystallization; like crystal in texture.
Their crystalline structure.

Clear

Free from guilt; untroubled
A clear conscience.

Crystalline

Imperfectly crystallized; as, granite is only crystalline, while quartz crystal is perfectly crystallized.

Clear

Having been freed from contact, proximity, or connection
At last we were clear of the danger. The ship was clear of the reef.

Crystalline

Fig.: Resembling crystal; pure; transparent; pellucid.

Clear

Free from charges or deductions; net
A clear profit.

Crystalline

A crystalline substance.

Clear

Containing nothing
The ship's hold was clear.

Crystalline

See Aniline.

Clear

Distinctly; clearly
Spoke loud and clear.

Crystalline

Consisting of or containing or of the nature of crystals;
Granite is crystalline

Clear

Out of the way; completely away
Stood clear of the doors.

Crystalline

Distinctly or sharply outlined;
Crystalline sharpness of outline

Clear

(Informal) All the way; completely
Slept clear through the night.
Read the book clear to the end.

Crystalline

Transmitting light; able to be seen through with clarity;
The cold crystalline water of melted snow
Crystal clear skies
Could see the sand on the bottom of the limpid pool
Lucid air
A pellucid brook
Transparent cristal

Clear

To make light, clear, or bright
The wind cleared the sky of clouds.

Clear

To rid of impurities, blemishes, muddiness, or foreign matter
The new filter cleared the water.

Clear

To free from confusion, doubt, or ambiguity; make plain or intelligible
Cleared up the question of responsibility.

Clear

To rid of objects or obstructions
Clear the table.
Clear the road of debris.

Clear

To make (a way or clearing) by removing obstructions
Clear a path through the jungle.

Clear

To remove (objects or obstructions)
Clear the dishes.
Clear snow from the road.

Clear

To remove the occupants of
Clear the theater.

Clear

To remove (people)
Clear the children from the room.

Clear

To move or shoot (a ball or puck) away from the goal or out of the defensive zone.

Clear

To clear a ball or puck out of (the defensive zone), as in lacrosse or hockey.

Clear

To rid (a memory location or buffer, for example) of instructions or data.

Clear

To remove (instructions or data) from memory.

Clear

To free from a legal charge or imputation of guilt; acquit
Cleared the suspect of the murder charge.

Clear

To pass by, under, or over without contact
The boat cleared the dock.

Clear

To settle (a debt).

Clear

To gain (a given amount) as net profit or earnings.

Clear

To pass (a bill of exchange, such as a check) through a clearing-house.

Clear

To secure the approval of
The bill cleared the Senate.

Clear

To authorize or approve
Cleared the material for publication.

Clear

To free (a ship or cargo) from legal detention at a harbor by fulfilling customs and harbor requirements.

Clear

To give clearance or authorization to
Cleared the plane to land.

Clear

To free (the throat) of phlegm by making a rasping sound.

Clear

To become clear
The sky cleared.

Clear

To go away; disappear
The fog cleared.

Clear

To exchange checks and bills or settle accounts through a clearing-house.

Clear

To pass through the banking system and be debited and credited to the relevant accounts
The check cleared.

Clear

To comply with customs and harbor requirements in discharging a cargo or in leaving or entering a port.

Clear

A clear or open space.

Clear

Transparent in colour.
As clear as crystal

Clear

Bright; luminous; not dark or obscured.
The windshield was clear and clean.
Congress passed the President’s Clear Skies legislation.

Clear

Free of obstacles.
The driver had mistakenly thought the intersection was clear.
The coast is clear.

Clear

Without clouds.
Clear weather; a clear day

Clear

(meteorology) Of the sky, such that less than one eighth of its area is obscured by clouds.

Clear

Free of ambiguity or doubt.
He gave clear instructions not to bother him at work.
Do I make myself clear? Crystal clear.
I'm still not quite clear on what some of these words mean.

Clear

Distinct, sharp, well-marked.

Clear

(figuratively) Free of guilt, or suspicion.
A clear conscience

Clear

(of a soup) Without a thickening ingredient.

Clear

Possessing little or no perceptible stimulus.
Clear of texture; clear of odor

Clear

(Scientology) Free from the influence of engrams; see Clear (Scientology).

Clear

Able to perceive clearly; keen; acute; penetrating; discriminating.
A clear intellect; a clear head

Clear

Not clouded with passion; serene; cheerful.

Clear

Easily or distinctly heard; audible.

Clear

Unmixed; entirely pure.
Clear sand

Clear

Without defects or blemishes, such as freckles or knots.
A clear complexion; clear lumber

Clear

Without diminution; in full; net.
A clear profit

Clear

Showing a green aspect, allowing a train to proceed past it.

Clear

All the way; entirely.
I threw it clear across the river to the other side.

Clear

Not near something or touching it.
Stand clear of the rails, a train is coming.

Clear

Free (or separate) from others.

Clear

In a clear manner; plainly.

Clear

(transitive) To remove obstructions, impediments or other unwanted items from.
Police took two hours to clear the road.
If you clear the table, I'll wash up.

Clear

(transitive) To remove (items or material) so as to leave something unobstructed or open.
Please clear all this stuff off the table.
The loggers came and cleared the trees.

Clear

(intransitive) To leave abruptly; to clear off or clear out.

Clear

(intransitive) To become free from obstruction or obscurement; to become transparent.
When the road cleared we continued our journey.
After a heavy rain, the sky cleared nicely for the evening.
Shake the test tube well, and the liquid should slowly clear.

Clear

(transitive) To eliminate ambiguity or doubt from (a matter); to clarify or resolve; to clear up.
We need to clear this issue once and for all.

Clear

(transitive) To remove from suspicion, especially of having committed a crime.
The court cleared the man of murder.

Clear

(transitive) To pass without interference; to miss.
The door just barely clears the table as it closes.
The leaping horse easily cleared the hurdles.

Clear

To exceed a stated mark.
She was the first female high jumper to clear two metres.

Clear

To finish or complete (a stage, challenge, or game).
I cleared the first level in 36 seconds.

Clear

(intransitive) Of a check or financial transaction, to go through as payment; to be processed so that the money is transferred.
The check might not clear for a couple of days.

Clear

To earn a profit of; to net.
He's been clearing seven thousand a week.

Clear

(transitive) To approve or authorise for a particular purpose or action; to give clearance to.
Air traffic control cleared the plane to land.
The marketing department has cleared the press release for publication.

Clear

(transitive) To obtain approval or authorisation in respect of.
I've cleared the press release with the marketing department, so go ahead and publish it.

Clear

(intransitive) To obtain a clearance.
The steamer cleared for Liverpool today.

Clear

(transitive) To obtain permission to use (a sample of copyrighted audio) in another track.

Clear

To disengage oneself from incumbrances, distress, or entanglements; to become free.

Clear

To hit, kick, head, punch etc. (a ball, puck) away in order to defend one's goal.
The goalkeeper rushed forward to clear the ball.
A low cross came in, and Smith cleared.

Clear

To reset or unset; to return to an empty state or to zero.
To clear an array;
To clear a single bit (binary digit) in a value

Clear

To style (an element within a document) so that it is not permitted to float at a given position.

Clear

(carpentry) Full extent; distance between extreme limits; especially; the distance between the nearest surfaces of two bodies, or the space between walls.
A room ten feet square in the clear

Clear

(video games) The completion of a stage or challenge, or of the whole game.
It took me weeks to achieve a one-credit clear (1CC).

Clear

(Scientology) A person who is free from the influence of engrams.

Clear

Free from opaqueness; transparent; bright; light; luminous; unclouded.
The stream is so transparent, pure, and clear.
Fair as the moon, clear as the sun.

Clear

Free from ambiguity or indistinctness; lucid; perspicuous; plain; evident; manifest; indubitable.
One truth is clear; whatever is, is right.

Clear

Able to perceive clearly; keen; acute; penetrating; discriminating; as, a clear intellect; a clear head.
Mother of science! now I feel thy powerWithin me clear, not only to discernThings in their causes, but to trace the waysOf highest agents.

Clear

Not clouded with passion; serene; cheerful.
With a countenance as clearAs friendship wears at feasts.

Clear

Easily or distinctly heard; audible; canorous.
Hark! the numbers soft and clearGently steal upon the ear.

Clear

Without mixture; entirely pure; as, clear sand.

Clear

Without defect or blemish, such as freckles or knots; as, a clear complexion; clear lumber.

Clear

Free from guilt or stain; unblemished.
Statesman, yet friend to truth! in soul sincere,In action faithful, and in honor clear.

Clear

Without diminution; in full; net; as, clear profit.
I often wished that I had clear,For life, six hundred pounds a-year.

Clear

Free from impediment or obstruction; unobstructed; as, a clear view; to keep clear of debt.
My companion . . . left the way clear for him.

Clear

Free from embarrassment; detention, etc.
The cruel corporal whispered in my ear,Five pounds, if rightly tipped, would set me clear.

Clear

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.

Clear

In a clear manner; plainly.
Now clear I understandWhat oft . . . thoughts have searched in vain.

Clear

Without limitation; wholly; quite; entirely; as, to cut a piece clear off.

Clear

To render bright, transparent, or undimmed; to free from clouds.
He sweeps the skies and clears the cloudy north.

Clear

To free from impurities; to clarify; to cleanse.

Clear

To free from obscurity or ambiguity; to relive of perplexity; to make perspicuous.
Many knotty points there areWhich all discuss, but few can clear.

Clear

To render more quick or acute, as the understanding; to make perspicacious.
Our common prints would clear up their understandings.

Clear

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.
A statue lies hid in a block of marble; and the art of the statuary only clears away the superfluous matter.

Clear

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.
How! wouldst thou clear rebellion?

Clear

To leap or pass by, or over, without touching or failure; as, to clear a hedge; to clear a reef.

Clear

To gain without deduction; to net.
The profit which she cleared on the cargo.

Clear

To become free from clouds or fog; to become fair; - of the weather; - often followed by up, off, or away.
So foul a sky clears not without a storm.
Advise him to stay till the weather clears up.

Clear

To become free from turbidity; - of solutions or suspensions of liquids; as, the salt has not completely dissolved until the suspension clears up; when refrigerated, the juice may become cloudy, but when warmed to room temperature, it clears up again.

Clear

To disengage one's self from incumbrances, distress, or entanglements; to become free.
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.

Clear

To make exchanges of checks and bills, and settle balances, as is done in a clearing house.

Clear

To obtain a clearance; as, the steamer cleared for Liverpool to-day.

Clear

The state of being free of suspicion;
Investigation showed that he was in the clear

Clear

A clear or unobstructed space or expanse of land or water;
Finally broke out of the forest into the open

Clear

Rid of obstructions;
Clear your desk

Clear

Make a way or path by removing objects;
Clear a path through the dense forest

Clear

Become clear;
The sky cleared after the storm

Clear

Grant authorization or clearance for;
Clear the manuscript for publication
The rock star never authorized this slanderous biography

Clear

Remove;
Clear the leaves from the lawn
Clear snow from the road

Clear

Go unchallenged; be approved;
The bill cleared the House

Clear

Be debited and credited to the proper bank accounts;
The check will clear within 2 business days

Clear

Go away or disappear;
The fog cleared in the afternoon

Clear

Pass by, over, or under without making contact;
The balloon cleared the tree tops

Clear

Make free from confusion or ambiguity; make clear;
Could you clarify these remarks?
Clear up the question of who is at fault

Clear

Free from payment of customs duties, as of a shipment;
Clear the ship and let it dock

Clear

Clear from impurities, blemishes, pollution, etc.;
Clear the water before it can be drunk

Clear

Yield as a net profit;
This sale netted me $1 million

Clear

Make as a net profit;
The company cleared $1 million

Clear

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

Clear

Sell;
We cleared a lot of the old model cars

Clear

Pass an inspection or receive authorization;
Clear customs

Clear

Pronounce not guilty of criminal charges;
The suspect was cleared of the murder charges

Clear

Settle, as of a debt;
Clear a debt
Solve an old debt

Clear

Make clear, bright, light, or translucent;
The water had to be cleared through filtering

Clear

Rid of instructions or data;
Clear a memory buffer

Clear

Remove (people) from a building;
Clear the patrons from the theater after the bomb threat

Clear

Remove the occupants of;
Clear the building

Clear

Free (the throat) by making a rasping sound;
Clear the throat

Clear

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

Clear

Free from confusion or doubt;
A complex problem requiring a clear head
Not clear about what is expected of us

Clear

Affording free passage or view;
A clear view
A clear path to victory

Clear

Free from cloudiness; allowing light to pass through;
Clear water
Clear plastic bags
Clear glass
The air is clear and clean

Clear

Free from contact or proximity or connection;
We were clear of the danger
The ship was clear of the reef

Clear

Characterized by freedom from troubling thoughts (especially guilt);
A clear conscience
Regarded her questioner with clear untroubled eyes

Clear

(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

Clear

(especially of a title) free from any encumberance or limitation that presents a question of fact or law;
I have clear title to this property

Clear

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

Clear

Accurately stated or described;
A set of well-defined values

Clear

Free from clouds or mist or haze;
On a clear day

Clear

Free of restrictions or qualifications;
A clean bill of health
A clear winner

Clear

Free from flaw or blemish or impurity;
A clear perfect diamond

Clear

Clear of charges or deductions;
A clear profit

Clear

Easily deciphered

Clear

Freed from any question of guilt;
Is absolved from all blame
Was now clear of the charge of cowardice
His official honor is vindicated

Clear

Characterized by ease and quickness in perceiving;
Clear mind
A percipient author

Clear

Of complexion; without such blemishes as e.g. acne;
The clear complexion of a healthy young woman

Clear

Completely;
Read the book clear to the end
Slept clear through the night
There were open fields clear to the horizon

Clear

In an easily perceptible manner;
Could be seen clearly under the microscope
She cried loud and clear

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