clear Definition

  • 1easy to perceive, understand, or interpret
  • 2completely free from doubt or confusion
  • 3free from obstructions or unwanted objects

Using clear: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "clear" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The instructions were clear and easy to follow.

  • Example

    I have a clear understanding of the situation.

  • Example

    The sky is clear today.

clear Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for clear

Idioms Using clear

  • very clear and obvious


    It was as clear as day that he was lying.

  • completely clear and easy to understand


    Her explanation was crystal clear.

  • very unclear or confusing


    His explanation was clear as mud.

Phrases with clear

  • to remove doubts or misunderstandings in a situation


    We need to clear the air and talk about what happened.

  • clear one's throat

    to cough or make a sound to clear mucus or phlegm from the throat


    He cleared his throat before beginning his speech.

  • to leave a place quickly


    The police told everyone to clear out of the building.

Origins of clear

from Old English 'cēar', meaning 'pure, transparent'


Summary: clear in Brief

The term 'clear' [klɪər] refers to something that is easy to perceive, understand, or interpret. It can also mean completely free from doubt or confusion, or free from obstructions or unwanted objects. Examples include 'The instructions were clear and easy to follow.' and 'The sky is clear today.' Phrases like 'clear the air' and idioms like 'as clear as day' further illustrate the concept of clarity.

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