1 unclouded, cloudless, sunny, fair, sunlit, fine:
On a clear day, you can see the lighthouse several miles away.
2 transparent, limpid, crystalline; translucent, uncloudy, unclouded, pellucid:
The water was clear enough to see the bottom.
3 bright, lustrous, shining, shiny, sparkling, Formal nitid:
We painted the bathroom a lovely clear blue.
4 bright, fresh, unblemished, unscarred:
She has a lovely clear complexion.
5 distinct, sharp, well-defined, definite; legible, readable; acute, vivid:
The notes were written in a large clear hand.
6 understandable, intelligible, perspicuous, lucid, comprehensible, apprehensible, discernible, plain, obvious, unambiguous, unequivocal, explicit, definite, unmistakable, indisputable, undisputed, unquestionable, incontrovertible:
He has made himself very clear on that point.
7 distinct, unclouded, unconfused, explicit, plain, definite, clear-cut, palpable:
I have a clear recollection of her words.
8 evident, plain, obvious, patent, manifest, apparent:
It became clear that someone was trying to compromise her.
9 perceptive, acute, sensitive, perspicacious, discerning, keen:
It was only his clear vision of the situation that saved us all.
10 certain, sure, convinced, confident, positive, determined, definite, assured:
I am not clear that the subject was a good one.
11 pure, unwavering, well-defined, distinct, clarion, bell-like:
We heard father's clear voice calling from below.
12 pure, guileless, unsophisticated, innocent, blameless, faultless; not guilty:
I still cannot look her in the eye with a clear conscience.
13 unencumbered, free, net:
In our first year we made a clear profit of 25 per cent.
14 unlimited, unqualified, unquestioned, unquestionable, absolute, complete, entire; pure, sheer, perfect:
You must allow three clear days for the ascent.
15 disengaged, disentangled, unentangled, free, freed, rid, quit, loose, unencumbered, released:
When the line is clear of any obstruction, hoist sail and let's be off.
16 open, unencumbered, free, unblocked, unobstructed, unimpeded, direct:
There is a clear view of the park from here.
17 brightly, effulgently, radiantly, luminously, lambently:
The stars were shining clear in the night sky.
18 distinctly, clearly, starkly, perceptibly, discernibly, understandably, prominently:
When you see the reef, sing out loud and clear.
19 completely, utterly, entirely, cleanly, clean, wholly, totally:
The thief got clear away in the confusion.
20 clarify, cleanse, clean, purify:
The chemical soon cleared the water of all sediment.
21 exonerate, absolve, acquit; excuse, forgive:
He has been cleared of all charges and released.
22 Also, clear up. explain, elucidate, explicate, clarify, make plain or clear, disambiguate:
We should be able to clear up the mystery by this evening.
23 Also, clear up. become fair or cloudless or sunny:
I hope the weather clears in time for the game.
24 open (up), free; unblock, unclog, unstop; disencumber, dislodge:
We were able to clear a path through the jungle. He cleared his throat and began to speak.
Clear the land of trees before farming it.
26 Also, clear away or out. remove, eliminate, take; cut away or down:
Clear those branches from the paths.
27 disburden, unburden, purge, free, rid:
He has cleared his conscience of any responsibility in the matter.
28 leap or jump over, vault:
She cleared the fence easily.
29 Also, clear up. settle, discharge, pay, square, defray, satisfy:
The company has cleared all its debts.
30 clear off or out. leave, depart, decamp, go or run off, get out, withdraw, Slang beat it, scram, Taboo Brit sod off, Chiefly Australian shoot through, US and Canadian take a (run-out) powder:
I told them to clear off and stop bothering me.
31 clear up.
(a) eliminate, remove, settle; clarify:
I hope we can clear up any misunderstanding between us.
(b) tidy (up), neaten (up), put or set in order, clear:
I'll clear up after dinner.
32 in the clear. innocent, not guilty; exonerated, forgiven, absolved; unburdened, disburdened, unencumbered, free:
The other chap confessed, leaving me in the clear.