1. Free from dirt or filth; as, clean clothes.
2. Free from that which is useless or injurious; without defects; as, clean land; clean timber.
3. Free from awkwardness; not bungling; adroit; dexterous; as, a clean trick; a clean leap over a fence.
4. Free from errors and vulgarisms; as, a clean style.
5. Free from restraint or neglect; complete; entire.
"When ye reap the harvest of your land, thou shalt not make clean riddance of corners of thy field. Lev. xxiii. 22." --
6. Free from moral defilement; sinless; pure.
"Create in me a clean heart, O God. Ps. li. 10" --
"That I am whole, and clean, and meet for Heaven Tennyson." --
7. (Script.) Free from ceremonial defilement.
8. Free from that which is corrupting to the morals; pure in tone; healthy. "Lothair is clean." F. Harrison.
9. Well-proportioned; shapely; as, clean limbs.
A clean bill of health
a certificate from the proper authority that a ship is free from infection.
See under Breach, n., 4.
To make a clean breast
See under Breast.