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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Clear a. [Compar. Clearer superl. Clearest.]
 1. Free from opaqueness; transparent; bright; light; luminous; unclouded.
    The stream is so transparent, pure, and clear.   --Denham.
    Fair as the moon, clear as the sun.   --Canticles vi. 10.
 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.   --Addison.
 11. Free from embarrassment; detention, etc.
 The cruel corporal whispered in my ear,
 Five pounds, if rightly tipped, would set me clear.   --Gay.
 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.