all clear

all clear
noun Date: 1865 a signal that a danger has passed

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • all clear — n all clear the all clear a) official permission to begin doing something give (sb)/get the all clear ▪ We ve got the all clear for the new project. b) a signal such as a loud whistle that tells you that a dangerous situation has ended …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • all-clear — allˈ clearˈ noun A signal that the reason for sheltering, or (figurative) for inactivity, is past • • • Main Entry: ↑all …   Useful english dictionary

  • all-clear — [ôl′klir′] n. a siren blast or other signal that an air raid or practice alert is over * * * …   Universalium

  • all clear — all′ clear′ n. the signal that a danger is over • Etymology: 1915–20 …   From formal English to slang

  • all-clear — ► NOUN ▪ a signal that danger or difficulty is over …   English terms dictionary

  • all-clear — [ôl′klir′] n. a siren blast or other signal that an air raid or practice alert is over …   English World dictionary

  • all clear — 1) N SING: the N The all clear is a signal that a dangerous situation, for example an air raid, has ended. The all clear was sounded about 10 minutes after the alert was given. CONVENTION All clear is also a convention. All clear, Misha growled.… …   English dictionary

  • All-clear — An all clear is a term used by civil defense or military authorities to inform others that an imminent physical danger has passed. This typically will end an alert or warning status that was previously issued. The all clear can be given vocally,… …   Wikipedia

  • all clear — noun the all clear a) official permission to begin doing something: We ve got the all clear from the board for the new project. b) a signal such as a loud whistle that tells you that a dangerous situation has ended: give/sound the all clear: The… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • all clear —    If you are allowed to do something after a check up to make sure that everything is all right, you get the all clear.     Dad says he s going to play golf again as soon as he gets the all clear from his doctor …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • all clear — Synonyms and related words: Klaxon, Mayday, SOS, above water, air raid alarm, alarm, alarm bell, alarm clock, alarm signal, alarum, alert, all straight, beacon, blinking light, burglar alarm, buzzer, clear, crostarie, fiery cross, fire alarm,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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