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." --
See under Breach, n., 4.
(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.
boards, planks, etc., free from knots.
Syn. -- Manifest; pure; unmixed; pellucid; transparent; luminous; obvious; visible; plain; evident; apparent; distinct; perspicuous. See Manifest.