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


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From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Clear, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Cleared p. pr. & vb. n. Clearing.]
 1. To render bright, transparent, or undimmed; to free from clouds.
    He sweeps the skies and clears the cloudy north.   --Dryden.
 2. To free from impurities; to clarify; to cleanse.
 3. To free from obscurity or ambiguity; to relive of perplexity; to make perspicuous.
 Many knotty points there are
 Which all discuss, but few can clear.   --Prior.
 4. To render more quick or acute, as the understanding; to make perspicacious.
    Our common prints would clear up their understandings.   --Addison
 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.
    Clear your mind of cant.   --Dr. Johnson.
    A statue lies hid in a block of marble; and the art of the statuary only clears away the superfluous matter.   --Addison.
 6. To free from the imputation of guilt; to justify, vindicate, or acquit; -- often used with from before the thing imputed.
    I . . . am sure he will clear me from partiality.   --Dryden.
    How! wouldst thou clear rebellion?   --Addison.
 7. To leap or pass by, or over, without touching or failure; as, to clear a hedge; to clear a reef.
 8. To gain without deduction; to net.
    The profit which she cleared on the cargo.   --Macaulay.
 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Clear·ing, n.
 1. The act or process of making clear.
    The better clearing of this point.   --South.
 2. A tract of land cleared of wood for cultivation.
    A lonely clearing on the shores of Moxie Lake.   --J. Burroughs.
 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.
 Note:In England, a similar method has been adopted by railroads for adjusting their accounts with each other.
 4. The gross amount of the balances adjusted in the clearing house.
 Clearing house, the establishment where the business of clearing is carried on. See above, 3.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a tract of land with few or no trees in the middle of a
           wooded area [syn: glade]
      2: the act of freeing from suspicion
      3: the act of removing solid particles from a liquid [syn: clarification]