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Clear vs. Opaque: Know the Difference

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By Shumaila Saeed || Updated on December 25, 2023
Clear refers to materials or substances that allow light to pass through without obstruction, while opaque means not transmitting light.
Clear vs. Opaque

Key Differences

Clear materials allow light to pass through, enabling visibility through them. Opaque materials, conversely, do not permit light to pass, blocking visibility.
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In a clear substance, objects on the other side are visible, as in a clear glass window. An opaque substance, like a wooden door, prevents seeing through it.
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Clarity is often associated with transparency and translucency, where light transmission is unimpeded. Opaqueness indicates a complete or near-total blockage of light.
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The concept of clear is used metaphorically to describe lucidity in communication or thought, whereas opaque can metaphorically describe something that is difficult to understand or interpret.
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Clear substances are essential in optics, like lenses and windows, for clear vision. Opaque materials are used where light blockage is necessary, like in walls and certain coverings.
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Comparison Chart

Light Transmission

Allows light to pass through
Blocks light transmission
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Visibility

Objects are visible through it
Objects are not visible through it
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Common Uses

Windows, lenses, clear plastics
Walls, doors, opaque fabrics
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Metaphorical Use

Describes clarity and lucidity
Describes confusion or complexity
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Material Examples

Glass, clear acrylic
Wood, metal, dense fabrics
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Clear and Opaque Definitions

Clear

Easily seen through.
The clear glass allowed a perfect view of the garden.
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Opaque

Dense, not allowing light to pass through.
The wall was painted with an opaque color.
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Clear

Understandable, unambiguous.
Her explanation was crystal clear.
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Opaque

Hard to understand; obscure.
The text was opaque and confusing.
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Clear

Distinct, sharp.
The photograph was clear and detailed.
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Opaque

Non-transparent.
She chose an opaque fabric for her dress.
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Clear

Free from clouds, mist, or haze
A clear day.
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Opaque

Impenetrable by light; neither transparent nor translucent.
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Clear

Not obscured or darkened; bright
Clear daylight.
A clear yellow.
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Opaque

Not reflecting light; having no luster
An opaque finish.
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Clear

Easily seen through; transparent
Clear water.
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Opaque

Impenetrable by a form of radiant energy other than visible light
A chemical solution opaque to x-rays.
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Clear

Free from flaw, blemish, or impurity
A clear, perfect diamond.
A clear record with the police.
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Opaque

So obscure as to be unintelligible
"opaque, elusive, minimal meanings" (John Simon).
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Clear

Free from impediment, obstruction, or hindrance; open
A clear view.
A clear path to victory.
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Opaque

Mentally obtuse; dense.
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Clear

Plain or evident to the mind; unmistakable
A clear case of cheating.
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Opaque

Something that is opaque, especially an opaque pigment used to darken parts of a photographic print or negative.
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Clear

Easily perceptible to the eye or ear; distinct
The clear call of a songbird.
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Opaque

Neither reflecting nor emitting light.
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Clear

Discerning or perceiving easily; keen
A clear mind.
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Opaque

Allowing little light to pass through, not translucent or transparent.
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Clear

Free from doubt or confusion; certain
His meaning is clear.
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Opaque

(figuratively) Unclear, unintelligible, hard to get or explain the meaning of.
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Clear

Free from qualification or limitation; absolute
A clear winner.
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Opaque

(figuratively) Obtuse, stupid.
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Clear

Free from guilt; untroubled
A clear conscience.
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Opaque

(computing) Describes a type for which higher-level callers have no knowledge of data values or their representations; all operations are carried out by the type's defined abstract operators.
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Clear

Having been freed from contact, proximity, or connection
At last we were clear of the danger. The ship was clear of the reef.
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Opaque

An area of darkness; a place or region with no light.
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Clear

Free from charges or deductions; net
A clear profit.
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Opaque

Something which is opaque rather than translucent.
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Clear

Containing nothing
The ship's hold was clear.
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Opaque

(transitive) To make, render (more) opaque.
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Clear

Distinctly; clearly
Spoke loud and clear.
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Opaque

Impervious to the rays of light; not transparent; as, an opaque substance.
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Clear

Out of the way; completely away
Stood clear of the doors.
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Opaque

Obscure; not clear; unintelligible.
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Clear

(Informal) All the way; completely
Slept clear through the night.
Read the book clear to the end.
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Opaque

That which is opaque; opacity.
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Clear

To make light, clear, or bright
The wind cleared the sky of clouds.
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Opaque

Not clear; not transmitting or reflecting light or radiant energy;
Opaque windows of the jail
Opaque to X-rays
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Clear

To rid of impurities, blemishes, muddiness, or foreign matter
The new filter cleared the water.
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Opaque

Not clearly understood or expressed
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Clear

To free from confusion, doubt, or ambiguity; make plain or intelligible
Cleared up the question of responsibility.
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Opaque

Not transmitting light; impenetrable to sight.
The opaque curtain blocked all sunlight.
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Clear

To rid of objects or obstructions
Clear the table.
Clear the road of debris.
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Opaque

Blocking information or clarity.
The report provided an opaque overview of the finances.
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Clear

To make (a way or clearing) by removing obstructions
Clear a path through the jungle.
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To remove (objects or obstructions)
Clear the dishes.
Clear snow from the road.
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To remove the occupants of
Clear the theater.
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To remove (people)
Clear the children from the room.
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Clear

To move or shoot (a ball or puck) away from the goal or out of the defensive zone.
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To clear a ball or puck out of (the defensive zone), as in lacrosse or hockey.
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To rid (a memory location or buffer, for example) of instructions or data.
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To remove (instructions or data) from memory.
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To free from a legal charge or imputation of guilt; acquit
Cleared the suspect of the murder charge.
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Clear

To pass by, under, or over without contact
The boat cleared the dock.
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Clear

To settle (a debt).
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To gain (a given amount) as net profit or earnings.
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To pass (a bill of exchange, such as a check) through a clearing-house.
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To secure the approval of
The bill cleared the Senate.
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To authorize or approve
Cleared the material for publication.
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To free (a ship or cargo) from legal detention at a harbor by fulfilling customs and harbor requirements.
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To give clearance or authorization to
Cleared the plane to land.
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To free (the throat) of phlegm by making a rasping sound.
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To become clear
The sky cleared.
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To go away; disappear
The fog cleared.
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To exchange checks and bills or settle accounts through a clearing-house.
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To pass through the banking system and be debited and credited to the relevant accounts
The check cleared.
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To comply with customs and harbor requirements in discharging a cargo or in leaving or entering a port.
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A clear or open space.
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Clear

Transparent in colour.
As clear as crystal
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Clear

Bright; luminous; not dark or obscured.
The windshield was clear and clean.
Congress passed the President’s Clear Skies legislation.
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Clear

Free of obstacles.
The driver had mistakenly thought the intersection was clear.
The coast is clear.
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Clear

Without clouds.
Clear weather; a clear day
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Clear

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

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.
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Clear

Distinct, sharp, well-marked.
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(figuratively) Free of guilt, or suspicion.
A clear conscience
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(of a soup) Without a thickening ingredient.
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Possessing little or no perceptible stimulus.
Clear of texture; clear of odor
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(Scientology) Free from the influence of engrams; see Clear (Scientology).
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Able to perceive clearly; keen; acute; penetrating; discriminating.
A clear intellect; a clear head
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Not clouded with passion; serene; cheerful.
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Easily or distinctly heard; audible.
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Unmixed; entirely pure.
Clear sand
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Without defects or blemishes, such as freckles or knots.
A clear complexion; clear lumber
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Without diminution; in full; net.
A clear profit
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Showing a green aspect, allowing a train to proceed past it.
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All the way; entirely.
I threw it clear across the river to the other side.
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Not near something or touching it.
Stand clear of the rails, a train is coming.
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Free (or separate) from others.
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In a clear manner; plainly.
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(transitive) To remove obstructions, impediments or other unwanted items from.
Police took two hours to clear the road.
If you clear the table, I'll wash up.
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(transitive) To remove (items or material) so as to leave something unobstructed or open.
Please clear all this stuff off the table.
The loggers came and cleared the trees.
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(intransitive) To leave abruptly; to clear off or clear out.
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(intransitive) To become free from obstruction or obscurement; to become transparent.
When the road cleared we continued our journey.
After a heavy rain, the sky cleared nicely for the evening.
Shake the test tube well, and the liquid should slowly clear.
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(transitive) To eliminate ambiguity or doubt from (a matter); to clarify or resolve; to clear up.
We need to clear this issue once and for all.
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(transitive) To remove from suspicion, especially of having committed a crime.
The court cleared the man of murder.
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(transitive) To pass without interference; to miss.
The door just barely clears the table as it closes.
The leaping horse easily cleared the hurdles.
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To exceed a stated mark.
She was the first female high jumper to clear two metres.
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To finish or complete (a stage, challenge, or game).
I cleared the first level in 36 seconds.
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(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.
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To earn a profit of; to net.
He's been clearing seven thousand a week.
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(transitive) To approve or authorise for a particular purpose or action; to give clearance to.
Air traffic control cleared the plane to land.
The marketing department has cleared the press release for publication.
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(transitive) To obtain approval or authorisation in respect of.
I've cleared the press release with the marketing department, so go ahead and publish it.
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(intransitive) To obtain a clearance.
The steamer cleared for Liverpool today.
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(transitive) To obtain permission to use (a sample of copyrighted audio) in another track.
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To disengage oneself from incumbrances, distress, or entanglements; to become free.
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To hit, kick, head, punch etc. (a ball, puck) away in order to defend one's goal.
The goalkeeper rushed forward to clear the ball.
A low cross came in, and Smith cleared.
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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
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To style (an element within a document) so that it is not permitted to float at a given position.
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(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
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(video games) The completion of a stage or challenge, or of the whole game.
It took me weeks to achieve a one-credit clear (1CC).
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(Scientology) A person who is free from the influence of engrams.
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Free from opaqueness; transparent; bright; light; luminous; unclouded.
The stream is so transparent, pure, and clear.
Fair as the moon, clear as the sun.
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Free from ambiguity or indistinctness; lucid; perspicuous; plain; evident; manifest; indubitable.
One truth is clear; whatever is, is right.
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Able to perceive clearly; keen; acute; penetrating; discriminating; as, a clear intellect; a clear head.
Mother of science! now I feel thy powerWithin me clear, not only to discernThings in their causes, but to trace the waysOf highest agents.
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Not clouded with passion; serene; cheerful.
With a countenance as clearAs friendship wears at feasts.
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Easily or distinctly heard; audible; canorous.
Hark! the numbers soft and clearGently steal upon the ear.
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Without mixture; entirely pure; as, clear sand.
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Without defect or blemish, such as freckles or knots; as, a clear complexion; clear lumber.
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Free from guilt or stain; unblemished.
Statesman, yet friend to truth! in soul sincere,In action faithful, and in honor clear.
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Without diminution; in full; net; as, clear profit.
I often wished that I had clear,For life, six hundred pounds a-year.
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Free from impediment or obstruction; unobstructed; as, a clear view; to keep clear of debt.
My companion . . . left the way clear for him.
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Free from embarrassment; detention, etc.
The cruel corporal whispered in my ear,Five pounds, if rightly tipped, would set me clear.
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Full extent; distance between extreme limits; especially; the distance between the nearest surfaces of two bodies, or the space between walls; as, a room ten feet square in the clear.
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In a clear manner; plainly.
Now clear I understandWhat oft . . . thoughts have searched in vain.
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Without limitation; wholly; quite; entirely; as, to cut a piece clear off.
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To render bright, transparent, or undimmed; to free from clouds.
He sweeps the skies and clears the cloudy north.
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To free from impurities; to clarify; to cleanse.
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To free from obscurity or ambiguity; to relive of perplexity; to make perspicuous.
Many knotty points there areWhich all discuss, but few can clear.
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To render more quick or acute, as the understanding; to make perspicacious.
Our common prints would clear up their understandings.
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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.
A statue lies hid in a block of marble; and the art of the statuary only clears away the superfluous matter.
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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.
How! wouldst thou clear rebellion?
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To leap or pass by, or over, without touching or failure; as, to clear a hedge; to clear a reef.
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To gain without deduction; to net.
The profit which she cleared on the cargo.
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To become free from clouds or fog; to become fair; - of the weather; - often followed by up, off, or away.
So foul a sky clears not without a storm.
Advise him to stay till the weather clears up.
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To become free from turbidity; - of solutions or suspensions of liquids; as, the salt has not completely dissolved until the suspension clears up; when refrigerated, the juice may become cloudy, but when warmed to room temperature, it clears up again.
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To disengage one's self from incumbrances, distress, or entanglements; to become free.
He that clears at once will relapse; for finding himself out of straits, he will revert to his customs; but he that cleareth by degrees induceth a habit of frugality.
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To make exchanges of checks and bills, and settle balances, as is done in a clearing house.
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Clear

To obtain a clearance; as, the steamer cleared for Liverpool to-day.
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Clear

The state of being free of suspicion;
Investigation showed that he was in the clear
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Clear

A clear or unobstructed space or expanse of land or water;
Finally broke out of the forest into the open
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Clear

Rid of obstructions;
Clear your desk
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Make a way or path by removing objects;
Clear a path through the dense forest
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Clear

Become clear;
The sky cleared after the storm
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Clear

Grant authorization or clearance for;
Clear the manuscript for publication
The rock star never authorized this slanderous biography
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Clear

Remove;
Clear the leaves from the lawn
Clear snow from the road
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Clear

Go unchallenged; be approved;
The bill cleared the House
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Clear

Be debited and credited to the proper bank accounts;
The check will clear within 2 business days
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Clear

Go away or disappear;
The fog cleared in the afternoon
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Clear

Pass by, over, or under without making contact;
The balloon cleared the tree tops
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Clear

Make free from confusion or ambiguity; make clear;
Could you clarify these remarks?
Clear up the question of who is at fault
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Clear

Free from payment of customs duties, as of a shipment;
Clear the ship and let it dock
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Clear

Clear from impurities, blemishes, pollution, etc.;
Clear the water before it can be drunk
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Clear

Yield as a net profit;
This sale netted me $1 million
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Clear

Make as a net profit;
The company cleared $1 million
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Clear

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 job
This merger brought in lots of money
He clears $5,000 each month
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Clear

Sell;
We cleared a lot of the old model cars
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Clear

Pass an inspection or receive authorization;
Clear customs
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Clear

Pronounce not guilty of criminal charges;
The suspect was cleared of the murder charges
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Clear

Settle, as of a debt;
Clear a debt
Solve an old debt
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Clear

Make clear, bright, light, or translucent;
The water had to be cleared through filtering
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Clear

Rid of instructions or data;
Clear a memory buffer
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Clear

Remove (people) from a building;
Clear the patrons from the theater after the bomb threat
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Clear

Remove the occupants of;
Clear the building
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Clear

Free (the throat) by making a rasping sound;
Clear the throat
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Clear

Clear to the mind;
A clear and present danger
A clear explanation
A clear case of murder
A clear indication that she was angry
Gave us a clear idea of human nature
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Clear

Free from confusion or doubt;
A complex problem requiring a clear head
Not clear about what is expected of us
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Clear

Affording free passage or view;
A clear view
A clear path to victory
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Clear

Free from cloudiness; allowing light to pass through;
Clear water
Clear plastic bags
Clear glass
The air is clear and clean
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Clear

Free from contact or proximity or connection;
We were clear of the danger
The ship was clear of the reef
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Clear

Characterized by freedom from troubling thoughts (especially guilt);
A clear conscience
Regarded her questioner with clear untroubled eyes
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Clear

(of sound or color) free from anything that dulls or dims;
Efforts to obtain a clean bass in orchestral recordings
Clear laughter like a waterfall
Clear reds and blues
A light lilting voice like a silver bell
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Clear

(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
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Clear

Clear and distinct to the senses; easily perceptible;
As clear as a whistle
Clear footprints in the snow
The letter brought back a clear image of his grandfather
A spire clean-cut against the sky
A clear-cut pattern
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Clear

Accurately stated or described;
A set of well-defined values
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Clear

Free from clouds or mist or haze;
On a clear day
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Clear

Free of restrictions or qualifications;
A clean bill of health
A clear winner
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Clear

Free from flaw or blemish or impurity;
A clear perfect diamond
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Clear

Clear of charges or deductions;
A clear profit
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Clear

Easily deciphered
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Clear

Freed from any question of guilt;
Is absolved from all blame
Was now clear of the charge of cowardice
His official honor is vindicated
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Clear

Characterized by ease and quickness in perceiving;
Clear mind
A percipient author
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Clear

Of complexion; without such blemishes as e.g. acne;
The clear complexion of a healthy young woman
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Clear

Completely;
Read the book clear to the end
Slept clear through the night
There were open fields clear to the horizon
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Clear

In an easily perceptible manner;
Could be seen clearly under the microscope
She cried loud and clear
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Clear

Free from obstruction or hindrance.
The road was clear of traffic.
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Clear

Evident, obvious.
The benefits of regular exercise are clear.
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Repeatedly Asked Queries

What does clear mean in terms of material properties?

Clear materials allow light to pass through, making objects on the other side visible.
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What are some common examples of clear materials?

Glass, clear plastic, and certain types of crystal are common clear materials.
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Can clear be used to describe communication?

Yes, clear can describe communication that is easy to understand and unambiguous.
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What defines an opaque material?

Opaque materials do not let light pass through, preventing visibility of objects behind them.
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How is clear used in the context of instructions?

Clear instructions are those that are easy to follow and free from confusion.
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Can a material be both clear and opaque?

No, a material cannot be both clear and opaque simultaneously as these are opposing properties.
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Is opaque ever used in a metaphorical sense?

Yes, opaque can metaphorically describe something that is difficult to comprehend or interpret.
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What are typical opaque materials?

Wood, metal, and dense fabrics are examples of opaque materials.
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Can opaque refer to a style of writing?

Yes, opaque writing is that which is difficult to understand or lacks clarity.
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What role does clarity play in design?

Clarity in design ensures that the purpose and function are easily understood.
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How do you measure the clarity of a substance?

The clarity of a substance is measured by its ability to transmit light and display objects behind it.
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Is clarity important in photography?

Yes, clarity is crucial in photography for producing sharp and distinct images.
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Can water be considered clear?

Yes, water is often considered clear as it allows light to pass through.
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Can a clear substance become opaque?

Yes, under certain conditions like frosting or coating, clear substances can become opaque.
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What does an opaque finish mean in cosmetics?

In cosmetics, an opaque finish means a product that does not allow the skin or color beneath to show through.
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How does opacity affect room lighting?

Opacity in materials like curtains or paint can block light, affecting room lighting.
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Is glass always clear?

Not necessarily, glass can be treated or manufactured to be opaque or colored.
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Can opacity change over time?

Yes, some materials may change their opacity over time due to factors like exposure to sunlight or chemical reactions.
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Are there opaque liquids?

Some liquids can be opaque if they do not allow light to pass through clearly.
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Is opacity a desirable trait in certain products?

Yes, opacity is desirable in products like clothing or wall paint for privacy or aesthetic purposes.
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