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After saying yes to Turkey, the EU is having difficulty finding clear and consistent grounds for saying no to other, still more remote candidates - but being in the general vicinity of Europe does seem to be a continuing requirement.
Timothy Garton Ash

Meaning of "clear" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD CLEAR

Clere, from Old French cler, from Latin clārus clear, bright, brilliant, illustrious.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF CLEAR

clear  [klɪə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CLEAR

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Clear is a verb and can also act as a noun, an adjective and an adverb.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb clear in English.



The adverb is an invariable part of the sentence that can change, explain or simplify a verb or another adverb.

WHAT DOES CLEAR MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of clear in the English dictionary

The first definition of clear in the dictionary is free from darkness or obscurity; bright. Other definition of clear is free from dullness or clouds. Clear is also transparent.


CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO CLEAR

PRESENT

Present
I clear
you clear
he/she/it clears
we clear
you clear
they clear
Present continuous
I am clearing
you are clearing
he/she/it is clearing
we are clearing
you are clearing
they are clearing
Present perfect
I have cleared
you have cleared
he/she/it has cleared
we have cleared
you have cleared
they have cleared
Present perfect continuous
I have been clearing
you have been clearing
he/she/it has been clearing
we have been clearing
you have been clearing
they have been clearing
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I cleared
you cleared
he/she/it cleared
we cleared
you cleared
they cleared
Past continuous
I was clearing
you were clearing
he/she/it was clearing
we were clearing
you were clearing
they were clearing
Past perfect
I had cleared
you had cleared
he/she/it had cleared
we had cleared
you had cleared
they had cleared
Past perfect continuous
I had been clearing
you had been clearing
he/she/it had been clearing
we had been clearing
you had been clearing
they had been clearing
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will clear
you will clear
he/she/it will clear
we will clear
you will clear
they will clear
Future continuous
I will be clearing
you will be clearing
he/she/it will be clearing
we will be clearing
you will be clearing
they will be clearing
Future perfect
I will have cleared
you will have cleared
he/she/it will have cleared
we will have cleared
you will have cleared
they will have cleared
Future perfect continuous
I will have been clearing
you will have been clearing
he/she/it will have been clearing
we will have been clearing
you will have been clearing
they will have been clearing
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would clear
you would clear
he/she/it would clear
we would clear
you would clear
they would clear
Conditional continuous
I would be clearing
you would be clearing
he/she/it would be clearing
we would be clearing
you would be clearing
they would be clearing
Conditional perfect
I would have clear
you would have clear
he/she/it would have clear
we would have clear
you would have clear
they would have clear
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been clearing
you would have been clearing
he/she/it would have been clearing
we would have been clearing
you would have been clearing
they would have been clearing
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you clear
we let´s clear
you clear
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to clear
Past participle
cleared
Present Participle
clearing
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CLEAR


amelia
əˈmiːlɪə
Anglia
ˈæŋɡlɪə
Australia
ɒˈstreɪlɪə
cavalier
ˌkævəˈlɪə
chandelier
ˌʃændɪˈlɪə
chevalier
ˌʃɛˈvælɪə
collier
ˈkɒlɪə
crystal-clear
ˌkrɪst əlˈklɪə
Delia
ˈdiːlɪə
earlier
ˈɜːlɪə
familiar
fəˈmɪlɪə
Leah
ˈlɪə
leer
lɪə
magnolia
mæɡˈnəʊlɪə
memorabilia
ˌmɛmərəˈbɪlɪə
Mongolia
mɒŋˈɡəʊlɪə
nuclear
ˈnjuːklɪə
peculiar
pɪˈkjuːlɪə
Somalia
səʊˈmɑːlɪə
unclear
ʌnˈklɪə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CLEAR

cleanup campaign
clear as mud
clear away
clear off
clear out
clear round
clear the air
clear the decks
clear up
clear-cut
clear-eyed
clear-fell
clear-headed
clear-headedly
clear-headedness
clear-out
clear-sighted
clear-sightedly
clear-sightedness
clear-up rate

WORDS THAT END LIKE CLEAR

all clear
antinuclear
binuclear
blear
cochlear
homonuclear
in clear
in the clear
internuclear
intranuclear
macronuclear
mononuclear
multinuclear
non-nuclear
photonuclear
polymorphonuclear
polynuclear
subnuclear
the coast is clear
thermonuclear

Synonyms and antonyms of clear in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «CLEAR»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «clear» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of clear

Translation of «clear» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CLEAR

Find out the translation of clear to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of clear from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «clear» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

清楚的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

claro
570 millions of speakers

English

clear
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

स्पष्ट
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

وَاضِح
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

понятный
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

claro
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

পরিষ্কার
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

clair
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Jelas
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

klar
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

明白な
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

맑은
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Jelas
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

rõ ràng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

தெளிவான
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

स्पष्ट
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

açık
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

chiaro
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

jasny
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

ясний
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

clar
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

σαφής
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

duidelik
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

klar
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

klar
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of clear

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CLEAR»

The term «clear» is very widely used and occupies the 1.426 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CLEAR» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «clear» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «clear» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about clear

EXAMPLES

10 QUOTES WITH «CLEAR»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word clear.
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Richard V. Allen
If you love your children, if you love your country, if you love the God of love, clear your hands from slaves, burden not your children or your country with them.
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Pedro Almodovar
I think it's a change that I did not intend at the time but it is clear that, from The Flower of My Secret on, there is a change in my films. A lot of the journalists have very generously attributed this to my growing maturity.
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Thomas Aquinas
It is clear that he does not pray, who, far from uplifting himself to God, requires that God shall lower Himself to him, and who resorts to prayer not to stir the man in us to will what God wills, but only to persuade God to will what the man in us wills.
4
Richard Armitage
You know, there's a real irony in U.S. assistance programs. First of all, I think it's misnamed. We're not so much trying to help people as we're trying to help ourselves. So let's be clear about this. So these are - in my view, they're cold calculations of national security and not aid programs.
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Gerard Arpey
Despite the painful changes we have had to make, we continue to believe in the St. Louis market. And we are hoping to add flights, in a careful way, as the economics of our business improve and the demands of the traveling public in St. Louis become clear.
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Timothy Garton Ash
After saying yes to Turkey, the EU is having difficulty finding clear and consistent grounds for saying no to other, still more remote candidates - but being in the general vicinity of Europe does seem to be a continuing requirement.
7
John Boehner
The aggressive, unprovoked acts of violence against Israel by Hezbollah and Hamas are revealing. It is clear they don't want peace, but rather seek the ultimate destruction of Israel.
8
Kit Bond
As we have heard, the end of al-Zarqawi is a significant blow to al-Qaida operations in Iraq. It is another clear indication of the progress we are making.
9
Dave Brat
All too frequently, the knee jerk reaction to tragedies by the media and chattering class is to move to restrict our rights... Our founding documents make it clear that our inalienable rights come from God and that the job of the government is to ensure and protect those God-given rights.
10
Charles D. Broad
It should now be clear why the method of Philosophy is so different from that of the natural sciences. Experiments are not made, because they would be utterly useless.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CLEAR»

Discover the use of clear in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to clear and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief
From the Hardcover edition.
Lawrence Wright, 2013
2
Clear Light of Day
The classic novel by the author of Diamond Dust evokes the traumatic history of India after the departure of the British in a story of a Hindu family in Old Delhi and the complex relationships that develop among four people. Reprint.
Anita Desai, 1980
3
A Midnight Clear: A Novel
Mistakenly sent into the Ardennes Forest in December 1944, nineteen-year-old Will Knott and five fellow survivors man a remote observation post and are the recipients of unusual, puzzling, unwarlike gifts from the German soldiers all around ...
William Wharton, 1999
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The Clear Word
His love shines through even in difficult Old Testament passages. The Clear Word has renewed the devotional lives of thousands of people. Let it renew yours. Now available in the popular two-column format with the text in paragraphs.
Jack Blanco, 2007
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Crystallography Made Crystal Clear: A Guide for Users of ...
This is the most comprehensive and concise reference for beginning Macromolecular crystallographers, written by a leading expert in the field.
Gale Rhodes, 2010
6
Clear Speech from the Start Student's Book with Audio CD: ...
Practice exercises to be used in conjunction with the accompanying audio cd.
Judy B. Gilbert, 2005
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American Corrections
Complete with valuable career-based material, insightful guest speakers, illuminating real-world cases, and uniquely even-handed treatment of institutional and community sanctions, the text examines the U.S. correctional system from the ...
Todd Clear, Michael Reisig, George Cole, 2012
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Ten Steps for Clear Eyesight Without Glasses: A Quick Course ...
The practices in this book produce relaxation, normal, natural, healthy eye function. The large book contains in depth study of Natural Eyesight Improvement, is included with the paperback by internet download.
Clark Night, William H. Bates, M.d., 2011
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Assessment Clear and Simple: A Practical Guide for ...
This book is a valuable resource for the novice as well as the developing experts who are leading their institutions in academic assessment."—Bobbi Allen, faculty assessment director, Delta College
Barbara E. Walvoord, 2010
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Clear and to the Point : 8 Psychological Principles for ...
In this book, Stephen Kosslyn, a renowned cognitive neuroscientist, presents eight simple principles for constructing a presentation that takes advantage of the information modern science has discovered about perception, memory, and ...
Stephen M. Kosslyn John Lindsley Professor of Psychology Harvard University, 2007

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CLEAR»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term clear is used in the context of the following news items.
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Iran nuclear talks extended by further three days but 'clear will' exists …
Philip Hammond, the UK foreign secretary, said there was “clear will on ... of the most sensitive issues and always clear it would be resolved at ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
2
Tony Martin rides clear to win stage four of Tour de France and claim …
A lot was made of Chris Froome's apparent lack of race-craft for cobbles during the build-up to this year's Tour but on a bike designed ... «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
3
Clear Creek rafting victim identified
The Clear Creek County Coroner's Office and Clear Creek County Sheriff's Office identified the victim and said the cause of death is still ... «9NEWS.com, Jul 15»
4
Bomber Baguley gets Tribunal all-clear
The vision didn't make clear whether the contact was to Lonie's chest or neck. Lonie told the League investigator the contact was to his chest ... «AFL.com.au, Jul 15»
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Andy Murray steers clear of mental meltdown with help of coach …
How hard is it to stay calm and focused when you are playing in the world's most prestigious tennis tournament? Too hard if you are Nick ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Jul 15»
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How to set clear boundaries with your boss
In this excerpt from his book, BUSY: How to Thrive in a World of Too Much, Tony Crabbe shows how to lay down the ground rules for a healthy ... «Fortune, Jul 15»
7
The Rape of Lucretia review – Fiona Shaw's production is clear
'Shaw underlines the opera's close connection to Britten's creative obsession with the destruction of innocence' … Duncan Rock as Tarquinius ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
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Elon Musk: “No clear theory” for reason behind SpaceX rocket …
“There's still no clear theory that fits with all the data,” Musk said Tuesday at the International Space Station Research and Development ... «BetaBoston, Jul 15»
9
UK's Hammond: "clear will" to complete Iran deal
UK Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond says, ''There is a clear will on both sides now to complete this agreement.'' Rough Cut (no reporter ... «Reuters, Jul 15»
10
Special Trains to Clear Rush
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM:The following special trains will be run to clear the extra rush of traffic. Superfast special trains between Chennai ... «The New Indian Express, Jul 15»

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