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adjective clear pronunciation in American English /klɪr/
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adjectiveclear
comparativeclearer
superlativeclearest
  1. 1
    easy to understand
    Clear instructions are provided.
    make something clear: He’s made his intentions quite clear.
    abundantly/perfectly clear: Anthony had made it abundantly clear that he did not want to see her.
    get something clear: Let’s get something absolutely clear: you’re not going to get any help from me this time.
  2. 2
    obvious and impossible to doubt
    clear (that): It was very clear that something was worrying him.
    it is not clear whether: It is not clear whether Johnson’s brother shares these views.
    a clear case: It appears to be a clear case of discrimination.
    a clear favorite: They have always been the clear favorites to win the championship.
    clear evidence: There was clear evidence putting him at the scene of the crime.
    a clear indication: His secretary could give no clear indication of when he was expected back.
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  3. 3
    transparent
    a clear glass bottle
  4. 4
    if the sky or the weather is clear, there are no clouds, rain, etc.
    clear blue skies
    bright and clear: The following Sunday was bright and clear.
  5. 5
    easy to see
    Though the picture was small, it was clear and sharp.
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  6. 6
    easy to hear
    “I did it,” she said in a clear voice.
  7. 7
    if a surface, road, or passage is clear, there is nothing on it that blocks it or gets in the way
    From the window there was a clear view of the mountains.
    clear of: All the main roads are now clear of snow.
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  8. 10
    not confused
    He defines logic as “the art of clear thinking.”
    Jane had no clear idea where she would go.
    be clear about/on something: You need to be clear about the purpose of the meeting.
    I’m not very clear on what this last sentence means.
    be clear in your mind (about something): I’m completely clear in my mind about what happened that day.
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    1. a.
      be clear that to feel confident and determined about a belief or decision
      As a party, we are clear that the rich need to make a bigger contribution to our tax revenues.
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  9. 11
    not affected by guilty feelings
    someone’s conscience is clear: She had done her duty, and her conscience was clear.
    have a clear conscience: I have a clear conscience. We didn’t do anything wrong.
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  10. 12
    if a period of time is clear, you have not arranged to do anything during it
    I’ll keep Thursday afternoon clear in case we need to meet.
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  11. 13
    not touching something or not too close to it
    clear of: Make sure your hands are completely clear of the blades.
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  12. 15
    left after taxes, charges, or costs have been paid
    a clear $50/$100/$1,000 etc.: That should leave us with a clear $300.
  13. 17
    [only before noun] British complete
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