The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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;
The stream is so transparent, pure, and clear.
Fair as the moon, clear as the sun. --Canticles
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.
11. Free from embarrassment; detention, etc.
The cruel corporal whispered in my ear,
Five pounds, if rightly tipped, would set me clear.
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.