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The only reason they come to see me is that I know that life is great—and they know I know it.
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Etymology

From Old French cler (modern: clair), from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] clarus.

Pronunciation

Adjective

clear (comparative er, superlative {{{2}}})

Positive
clear

Comparative
er

Superlative
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  1. Completely transparent in colour
    as clear as crystal
  2. Bright, not dark or obscured.
    The windshield was clear and clean.
    Congress passed the President’s Clear Skies legislation.
  3. Free of obstacles.
    The driver had mistakenly thought the intersection was clear.
    The coast is clear.
  4. Without clouds.
    clear weather, a clear day
  5. (figuratively) Free of ambiguity or doubt.
    He gave clear instructions not to bother him at work.
    Do I make myself clear? Crystal clear.
  6. (figuratively) Free of guilt, or suspicion.
    a clear conscience
  7. (meteorology) The sky is said to be clear, when less than one eighth of its area is obscured by clouds.

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Adverb

clear (not comparable)

Positive
clear

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

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

Translations

Verb

Infinitive
to clear

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to clear (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To remove obstructions or impediments.
    Clear the way.
  2. (transitive) To eliminate ambiguity or doubt from a matter; to clarify; especially, to clear up.
  3. (transitive) To remove from suspicion; especially of having committed a crime
    The court cleared the man of murder.
  4. (transitive) To pass without interference; to miss.
    The door just barely clears the table as it closes.
  5. (intransitive) To become clear.
    After a heavy rain, the sky cleared nicely for the evening.
  6. (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.
  7. (transitive, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To earn a profit of; to net.
    He's been clearing seven thousand a week.

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