Clarity vs. Clear

Clarity vs. Clear — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Clarity and Clear

Claritynoun

Clearness of appearance

the clarity of the mountain air.

Clearadjective

Free from clouds, mist, or haze

a clear day.

Claritynoun

Clearness of thought or style; lucidity

writes with clarity and perception.

Clearadjective

Not obscured or darkened; bright

clear daylight.a clear yellow.

Claritynoun

The state or measure of being clear, either in appearance, thought or style; lucidity.

She dreamed, with great clarity, that she had been seen her own death.Lack of clarity on the part of the teacher will cause confusion among the students.

Clearadjective

Easily seen through; transparent

clear water.
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Claritynoun

free from obscurity and easy to understand; the comprehensibility of clear expression

Clearadjective

Free from flaw, blemish, or impurity

a clear, perfect diamond.a clear record with the police.

Claritynoun

the quality of clear water;

when she awoke the clarity was back in her eyes

Clearadjective

Free from impediment, obstruction, or hindrance; open

a clear view.a clear path to victory.

Clearadjective

Plain or evident to the mind; unmistakable

a clear case of cheating.

Clearadjective

Easily perceptible to the eye or ear; distinct

the clear call of a songbird.
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Clearadjective

Discerning or perceiving easily; keen

a clear mind.

Clearadjective

Free from doubt or confusion; certain

His meaning is clear.

Clearadjective

Free from qualification or limitation; absolute

a clear winner.

Clearadjective

Free from guilt; untroubled

a clear conscience.

Clearadjective

Having been freed from contact, proximity, or connection

At last we were clear of the danger. The ship was clear of the reef.

Clearadjective

Free from charges or deductions; net

a clear profit.

Clearadjective

Containing nothing

The ship's hold was clear.

Clearadverb

Distinctly; clearly

spoke loud and clear.

Clearadverb

Out of the way; completely away

stood clear of the doors.

Clearadverb

(Informal) All the way; completely

slept clear through the night.read the book clear to the end.

Clearverb

To make light, clear, or bright

The wind cleared the sky of clouds.

Clearverb

To rid of impurities, blemishes, muddiness, or foreign matter

The new filter cleared the water.

Clearverb

To free from confusion, doubt, or ambiguity; make plain or intelligible

cleared up the question of responsibility.

Clearverb

To rid of objects or obstructions

clear the table.clear the road of debris.

Clearverb

To make (a way or clearing) by removing obstructions

clear a path through the jungle.

Clearverb

To remove (objects or obstructions)

clear the dishes.clear snow from the road.

Clearverb

To remove the occupants of

clear the theater.

Clearverb

To remove (people)

clear the children from the room.

Clearverb

To move or shoot (a ball or puck) away from the goal or out of the defensive zone.

Clearverb

To clear a ball or puck out of (the defensive zone), as in lacrosse or hockey.

Clearverb

To rid (a memory location or buffer, for example) of instructions or data.

Clearverb

To remove (instructions or data) from memory.

Clearverb

To free from a legal charge or imputation of guilt; acquit

cleared the suspect of the murder charge.

Clearverb

To pass by, under, or over without contact

The boat cleared the dock.

Clearverb

To settle (a debt).

Clearverb

To gain (a given amount) as net profit or earnings.

Clearverb

To pass (a bill of exchange, such as a check) through a clearing-house.

Clearverb

To secure the approval of

The bill cleared the Senate.

Clearverb

To authorize or approve

cleared the material for publication.

Clearverb

To free (a ship or cargo) from legal detention at a harbor by fulfilling customs and harbor requirements.

Clearverb

To give clearance or authorization to

cleared the plane to land.

Clearverb

To free (the throat) of phlegm by making a rasping sound.

Clearverb

To become clear

The sky cleared.

Clearverb

To go away; disappear

The fog cleared.

Clearverb

To exchange checks and bills or settle accounts through a clearing-house.

Clearverb

To pass through the banking system and be debited and credited to the relevant accounts

The check cleared.

Clearverb

To comply with customs and harbor requirements in discharging a cargo or in leaving or entering a port.

Clearnoun

A clear or open space.

Clearadjective

Transparent in colour.

as clear as crystal

Clearadjective

Bright, not dark or obscured.

The windshield was clear and clean.Congress passed the President’s Clear Skies legislation.

Clearadjective

Free of obstacles.

The driver had mistakenly thought the intersection was clear.The coast is clear.

Clearadjective

Without clouds.

clear weather; a clear day

Clearadjective

(meteorology) Of the sky, such that less than one eighth of its area is obscured by clouds.

Clearadjective

Free of ambiguity or doubt.

He gave clear instructions not to bother him at work.Do I make myself clear? Crystal clear.I'm still not quite clear on what some of these words mean.

Clearadjective

Distinct, sharp, well-marked.

Clearadjective

(figuratively) Free of guilt, or suspicion.

a clear conscience

Clearadjective

(of a soup) Without a thickening ingredient.

Clearadjective

Possessing little or no perceptible stimulus.

clear of texture; clear of odor

Clearadjective

(Scientology) Free from the influence of engrams; see Clear (Scientology).

Clearadjective

Able to perceive clearly; keen; acute; penetrating; discriminating.

a clear intellect; a clear head

Clearadjective

Not clouded with passion; serene; cheerful.

Clearadjective

Easily or distinctly heard; audible.

Clearadjective

Unmixed; entirely pure.

clear sand

Clearadjective

Without defects or blemishes, such as freckles or knots.

a clear complexion; clear lumber

Clearadjective

Without diminution; in full; net.

a clear profit

Clearadverb

All the way; entirely.

I threw it clear across the river to the other side.

Clearadverb

Not near something or touching it.

Stand clear of the rails, a train is coming.

Clearadverb

free (or separate) from others

Clearadverb

(obsolete) In a clear manner; plainly.

Clearverb

(transitive) To remove obstructions or impediments from.

Clearverb

(ergative) To become freed from obstructions.

When the road cleared we continued our journey.

Clearverb

(transitive) To eliminate ambiguity or doubt from a matter; to clarify; especially, to clear up.

Clearverb

(transitive) To remove from suspicion, especially of having committed a crime.

The court cleared the man of murder.

Clearverb

(transitive) To pass without interference; to miss.

The door just barely clears the table as it closes.The leaping horse easily cleared the hurdles.

Clearverb

(intransitive) To become clear.

After a heavy rain, the sky cleared nicely for the evening.

Clearverb

(intransitive) Of a check or financial transaction, to go through as payment; to be processed so that the money is transferred.

The check might not clear for a couple of days.

Clearverb

To earn a profit of; to net.

He's been clearing seven thousand a week.

Clearverb

(transitive) To obtain permission to use (a sample of copyrighted audio) in another track.

Clearverb

To disengage oneself from incumbrances, distress, or entanglements; to become free.

Clearverb

To obtain a clearance.

The steamer cleared for Liverpool today.

Clearverb

(sports) To defend by hitting (or kicking, throwing, heading etc.) the ball (or puck) from the defending goal.

Clearverb

To fell all trees of a forest.

Clearverb

To reset or unset; to return to an empty state or to zero.

to clear an array;to clear a single bit (binary digit) in a value

Clearverb

To style (an element within a document) so that it is not permitted to float at a given position.

Clearnoun

(carpentry) Full extent; distance between extreme limits; especially; the distance between the nearest surfaces of two bodies, or the space between walls.

a room ten feet square in the clear

Clearnoun

(cryptology) State of being unenciphered. (In the clear: Not enciphered.)

Clearnoun

the state of being free of suspicion;

investigation showed that he was in the clear

Clearnoun

a clear or unobstructed space or expanse of land or water;

finally broke out of the forest into the open

Clearverb

rid of obstructions;

Clear your desk

Clearverb

make a way or path by removing objects;

Clear a path through the dense forest

Clearverb

become clear;

The sky cleared after the storm

Clearverb

grant authorization or clearance for;

Clear the manuscript for publicationThe rock star never authorized this slanderous biography

Clearverb

remove;

clear the leaves from the lawnClear snow from the road

Clearverb

go unchallenged; be approved;

The bill cleared the House

Clearverb

be debited and credited to the proper bank accounts;

The check will clear within 2 business days

Clearverb

go away or disappear;

The fog cleared in the afternoon

Clearverb

pass by, over, or under without making contact;

the balloon cleared the tree tops

Clearverb

make free from confusion or ambiguity; make clear;

Could you clarify these remarks?Clear up the question of who is at fault

Clearverb

free from payment of customs duties, as of a shipment;

Clear the ship and let it dock

Clearverb

clear from impurities, blemishes, pollution, etc.;

clear the water before it can be drunk

Clearverb

yield as a net profit;

This sale netted me $1 million

Clearverb

make as a net profit;

The company cleared $1 million

Clearverb

earn on some commercial or business transaction; earn as salary or wages;

How much do you make a month in your new job?She earns a lot in her new jobthis merger brought in lots of moneyHe clears $5,000 each month

Clearverb

sell;

We cleared a lot of the old model cars

Clearverb

pass an inspection or receive authorization;

clear customs

Clearverb

pronounce not guilty of criminal charges;

The suspect was cleared of the murder charges

Clearverb

settle, as of a debt;

clear a debtsolve an old debt

Clearverb

make clear, bright, light, or translucent;

The water had to be cleared through filtering

Clearverb

rid of instructions or data;

clear a memory buffer

Clearverb

remove (people) from a building;

clear the patrons from the theater after the bomb threat

Clearverb

remove the occupants of;

Clear the building

Clearverb

free (the throat) by making a rasping sound;

Clear the throat

Clearadjective

clear to the mind;

a clear and present dangera clear explanationa clear case of murdera clear indication that she was angrygave us a clear idea of human nature

Clearadjective

free from confusion or doubt;

a complex problem requiring a clear headnot clear about what is expected of us

Clearadjective

affording free passage or view;

a clear viewa clear path to victory

Clearadjective

free from cloudiness; allowing light to pass through;

clear waterclear plastic bagsclear glassthe air is clear and clean

Clearadjective

free from contact or proximity or connection;

we were clear of the dangerthe ship was clear of the reef

Clearadjective

characterized by freedom from troubling thoughts (especially guilt);

a clear conscienceregarded her questioner with clear untroubled eyes

Clearadjective

(of sound or color) free from anything that dulls or dims;

efforts to obtain a clean bass in orchestral recordingsclear laughter like a waterfallclear reds and bluesa light lilting voice like a silver bell

Clearadjective

(especially of a title) free from any encumberance or limitation that presents a question of fact or law;

I have clear title to this property

Clearadjective

clear and distinct to the senses; easily perceptible;

as clear as a whistleclear footprints in the snowthe letter brought back a clear image of his grandfathera spire clean-cut against the skya clear-cut pattern

Clearadjective

accurately stated or described;

a set of well-defined values

Clearadjective

free from clouds or mist or haze;

on a clear day

Clearadjective

free of restrictions or qualifications;

a clean bill of healtha clear winner

Clearadjective

free from flaw or blemish or impurity;

a clear perfect diamond

Clearadjective

clear of charges or deductions;

a clear profit

Clearadjective

easily deciphered

Clearadjective

freed from any question of guilt;

is absolved from all blamewas now clear of the charge of cowardicehis official honor is vindicated

Clearadjective

characterized by ease and quickness in perceiving;

clear minda percipient author

Clearadjective

of complexion; without such blemishes as e.g. acne;

the clear complexion of a healthy young woman

Clearadverb

completely;

read the book clear to the endslept clear through the nightthere were open fields clear to the horizon

Clearadverb

in an easily perceptible manner;

could be seen clearly under the microscopeShe cried loud and clear