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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (3)

1. a tract of land with few or no trees in the middle of a wooded area;
[syn: clearing, glade]

2. the act of freeing from suspicion;

3. the act of removing solid particles from a liquid;
[syn: clearing, clarification]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Clearing \Clear"ing\, n. 1. The act or process of making clear. [1913 Webster] The better clearing of this point. --South. [1913 Webster] 2. A tract of land cleared of wood for cultivation. [1913 Webster] A lonely clearing on the shores of Moxie Lake. --J. Burroughs. [1913 Webster] 3. A method adopted by banks and bankers for making an exchange of checks held by each against the others, and settling differences of accounts. [1913 Webster] Note: In England, a similar method has been adopted by railroads for adjusting their accounts with each other. [1913 Webster] 4. The gross amount of the balances adjusted in the clearing house. [1913 Webster] Clearing house, the establishment where the business of clearing is carried on. See above, 3. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Clear \Clear\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Cleared; p. pr. & vb. n. Clearing.] 1. To render bright, transparent, or undimmed; to free from clouds. [1913 Webster] He sweeps the skies and clears the cloudy north. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. To free from impurities; to clarify; to cleanse. [1913 Webster] 3. To free from obscurity or ambiguity; to relive of perplexity; to make perspicuous. [1913 Webster] Many knotty points there are Which all discuss, but few can clear. --Prior. [1913 Webster] 4. To render more quick or acute, as the understanding; to make perspicacious. [1913 Webster] Our common prints would clear up their understandings. --Addison [1913 Webster] 5. To free from impediment or incumbrance, from defilement, or from anything injurious, useless, or offensive; as, to clear land of trees or brushwood, or from stones; to clear the sight or the voice; to clear one's self from debt; -- often used with of, off, away, or out. [1913 Webster] Clear your mind of cant. --Dr. Johnson. [1913 Webster] A statue lies hid in a block of marble; and the art of the statuary only clears away the superfluous matter. --Addison. [1913 Webster] 6. To free from the imputation of guilt; to justify, vindicate, or acquit; -- often used with from before the thing imputed. [1913 Webster] I . . . am sure he will clear me from partiality. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] How! wouldst thou clear rebellion? --Addison. [1913 Webster] 7. To leap or pass by, or over, without touching or failure; as, to clear a hedge; to clear a reef. [1913 Webster] 8. To gain without deduction; to net. [1913 Webster] The profit which she cleared on the cargo. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster] To clear a ship at the customhouse, to exhibit the documents required by law, give bonds, or perform other acts requisite, and procure a permission to sail, and such papers as the law requires. To clear a ship for action, or To clear for action (Naut.), to remove incumbrances from the decks, and prepare for an engagement. To clear the land (Naut.), to gain such a distance from shore as to have sea room, and be out of danger from the land. To clear hawse (Naut.), to disentangle the cables when twisted. To clear up, to explain; to dispel, as doubts, cares or fears. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

clearing n 1: a tract of land with few or no trees in the middle of a wooded area [syn: clearing, glade] 2: the act of freeing from suspicion 3: the act of removing solid particles from a liquid [syn: clearing, clarification]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

137 Moby Thesaurus words for "clearing": Lebensraum, absolution, acquittal, acquittance, air space, aperture, back country, breaking out, broaching, cavity, chasm, check, cleaning out, clear space, clearance, cleft, compurgation, corn field, crack, cultivated land, defecation, depletion, desert, destigmatization, destigmatizing, disburdening, discharge, discharging cargo, disclosure, disculpation, disembarrassment, disembroilment, disencumbrance, disengagement, disentanglement, disinvolvement, dislodgment, dismissal, distant prospect, drainage, draining, egress, elimination, empty view, emptying, evacuation, excretion, exculpation, excuse, exhausting, exhaustion, exoneration, explanation, extrication, fenestra, field, fistula, fontanel, foramen, forgiveness, freeing, gap, gape, gat, glade, gulf, hayfield, hiatus, hole, hollow, inlet, interval, justification, lacuna, laying open, leak, living space, off-loading, open country, open space, opening, opening up, orifice, outback, outlet, paddy, parcel of land, pardon, passageway, patch, piece of land, plain, plat, plot, pore, prairie, purgation, purging, quietus, quittance, rationalization, rehabilitation, reinstatement, release, releasing, remission, removal, restoration, rice paddy, slot, space, split, steppe, stoma, terrain, territory, throwing open, tract, uncluttering, uncorking, unhampering, unknotting, unloading, unraveling, unscrambling, unsnarling, unstopping, untangling, venting, verdict of acquittal, vindication, voidance, voiding, wheat field, wide-open spaces, wilderness, yawn