Clear days
Clear Clear (kl[=e]r), a. [Compar. {Clearer} (-[~e]r); superl. {Clearest}.] [OE. cler, cleer, OF. cler, F. clair, fr.L. clarus, clear, bright, loud, distinct, renowned; perh. akin to L. clamare to call, E. claim. Cf. {Chanticleer}, {Clairvoyant}, {Claret}, {Clarify}.] 1. Free from opaqueness; transparent; bright; light; luminous; unclouded. [1913 Webster]

The stream is so transparent, pure, and clear. --Denham. [1913 Webster]

Fair as the moon, clear as the sun. --Canticles vi. 10. [1913 Webster]

2. Free from ambiguity or indistinctness; lucid; perspicuous; plain; evident; manifest; indubitable. [1913 Webster]

One truth is clear; whatever is, is right. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

3. Able to perceive clearly; keen; acute; penetrating; discriminating; as, a clear intellect; a clear head. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

4. Not clouded with passion; serene; cheerful. [1913 Webster]

With a countenance as clear As friendship wears at feasts. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

5. Easily or distinctly heard; audible; canorous. [1913 Webster]

Hark! the numbers soft and clear Gently steal upon the ear. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

6. Without mixture; entirely pure; as, clear sand. [1913 Webster]

7. Without defect or blemish, such as freckles or knots; as, a clear complexion; clear lumber. [1913 Webster]

8. Free from guilt or stain; unblemished. [1913 Webster]

Statesman, yet friend to truth! in soul sincere, In action faithful, and in honor clear. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

9. Without diminution; in full; net; as, clear profit. [1913 Webster]

I often wished that I had clear, For life, six hundred pounds a-year. --Swift . [1913 Webster]

10. Free from impediment or obstruction; unobstructed; as, a clear view; to keep clear of debt. [1913 Webster]

My companion . . . left the way clear for him. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

11. Free from embarrassment; detention, etc. [1913 Webster]

The cruel corporal whispered in my ear, Five pounds, if rightly tipped, would set me clear. --Gay. [1913 Webster]

{Clear breach}. See under {Breach}, n., 4.

{Clear days} (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.

{Clear stuff}, boards, planks, etc., free from knots.

Syn: Manifest; pure; unmixed; pellucid; transparent; luminous; obvious; visible; plain; evident; apparent; distinct; perspicuous. See {Manifest}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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