Clean a. [Compar. Cleaner superl. Cleanest.]
1. Free from dirt or filth; as, clean clothes.
2. Free from that which is useless or injurious; without defects; as, clean land; clean timber.
3. Free from awkwardness; not bungling; adroit; dexterous; as, a clean trick; a clean leap over a fence.
4. Free from errors and vulgarisms; as, a clean style.
5. Free from restraint or neglect; complete; entire.
When ye reap the harvest of your land, thou shalt not make clean riddance of corners of thy field. --Lev. xxiii. 22.
6. Free from moral defilement; sinless; pure.
Create in me a clean heart, O God. --Ps. li. 10
That I am whole, and clean, and meet for Heaven --Tennyson.
7. Script. Free from ceremonial defilement.
8. Free from that which is corrupting to the morals; pure in tone; healthy. “Lothair is clean.”
9. Well-proportioned; shapely; as, clean limbs.
A clean bill of health, a certificate from the proper authority that a ship is free from infection.
Clean breach. See under Breach, n., 4.
To make a clean breast. See under Breast.
Clean·er n. One who, or that which, cleans.
n 1: a preparation used in cleaning something [syn: cleansing
2: the operator of dry-cleaning establishment [syn: dry
3: someone whose occupation is cleaning