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Clear vs. Crystalline

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Clearadjective

Transparent in colour.

‘as clear as crystal’;

Crystallineadjective

Of, relating to, or composed of crystals.

Clearadjective

Bright, not dark or obscured.

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

Crystallineadjective

(chemistry) Having a regular three-dimensional molecular structure.

Clearadjective

Free of obstacles.

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

Crystallineadjective

Resembling crystal in being clear and transparent.

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Clearadjective

Without clouds.

‘clear weather; a clear day’;

Crystallinenoun

(obsolete) Any crystalline substance.

Clearadjective

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

Crystallinenoun

(obsolete) aniline

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.’;

Crystallineadjective

Consisting, or made, of crystal.

‘Mount, eagle, to my palace crystalline.’;

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Clearadjective

Distinct, sharp, well-marked.

Crystallineadjective

Formed by crystallization; like crystal in texture.

‘Their crystalline structure.’;

Clearadjective

(figuratively) Free of guilt, or suspicion.

‘a clear conscience’;

Crystallineadjective

Imperfectly crystallized; as, granite is only crystalline, while quartz crystal is perfectly crystallized.

Clearadjective

(of a soup) Without a thickening ingredient.

Crystallineadjective

Fig.: Resembling crystal; pure; transparent; pellucid.

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Clearadjective

Possessing little or no perceptible stimulus.

‘clear of texture; clear of odor’;

Crystallinenoun

A crystalline substance.

Clearadjective

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

Crystallinenoun

See Aniline.

Clearadjective

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

‘a clear intellect; a clear head’;

Crystallineadjective

consisting of or containing or of the nature of crystals;

‘granite is crystalline’;

Clearadjective

Not clouded with passion; serene; cheerful.

Crystallineadjective

distinctly or sharply outlined;

‘crystalline sharpness of outline’;

Clearadjective

Easily or distinctly heard; audible.

Crystallineadjective

transmitting light; able to be seen through with clarity;

‘the cold crystalline water of melted snow’; ‘crystal clear skies’; ‘could see the sand on the bottom of the limpid pool’; ‘lucid air’; ‘a pellucid brook’; ‘transparent cristal’;

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.)

Clearadjective

Free from opaqueness; transparent; bright; light; luminous; unclouded.

‘The stream is so transparent, pure, and clear.’; ‘Fair as the moon, clear as the sun.’;

Clearadjective

Free from ambiguity or indistinctness; lucid; perspicuous; plain; evident; manifest; indubitable.

‘One truth is clear; whatever is, is right.’;

Clearadjective

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.’;

Clearadjective

Not clouded with passion; serene; cheerful.

‘With a countenance as clearAs friendship wears at feasts.’;

Clearadjective

Easily or distinctly heard; audible; canorous.

‘Hark! the numbers soft and clearGently steal upon the ear.’;

Clearadjective

Without mixture; entirely pure; as, clear sand.

Clearadjective

Without defect or blemish, such as freckles or knots; as, a clear complexion; clear lumber.

Clearadjective

Free from guilt or stain; unblemished.

‘Statesman, yet friend to truth! in soul sincere,In action faithful, and in honor clear.’;

Clearadjective

Without diminution; in full; net; as, clear profit.

‘I often wished that I had clear,For life, six hundred pounds a-year.’;

Clearadjective

Free from impediment or obstruction; unobstructed; as, a clear view; to keep clear of debt.

‘My companion . . . left the way clear for him.’;

Clearadjective

Free from embarrassment; detention, etc.

‘The cruel corporal whispered in my ear,Five pounds, if rightly tipped, would set me clear.’;

Clearnoun

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.

Clearadverb

In a clear manner; plainly.

‘Now clear I understandWhat oft . . . thoughts have searched in vain.’;

Clearadverb

Without limitation; wholly; quite; entirely; as, to cut a piece clear off.

Clearverb

To render bright, transparent, or undimmed; to free from clouds.

‘He sweeps the skies and clears the cloudy north.’;

Clearverb

To free from impurities; to clarify; to cleanse.

Clearverb

To free from obscurity or ambiguity; to relive of perplexity; to make perspicuous.

‘Many knotty points there areWhich all discuss, but few can clear.’;

Clearverb

To render more quick or acute, as the understanding; to make perspicacious.

‘Our common prints would clear up their understandings.’;

Clearverb

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.’;

Clearverb

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?’;

Clearverb

To leap or pass by, or over, without touching or failure; as, to clear a hedge; to clear a reef.

Clearverb

To gain without deduction; to net.

‘The profit which she cleared on the cargo.’;

Clearverb

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.’;

Clearverb

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.

Clearverb

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.’;

Clearverb

To make exchanges of checks and bills, and settle balances, as is done in a clearing house.

Clearverb

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

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 publication’; ‘The rock star never authorized this slanderous biography’;

Clearverb

remove;

‘clear the leaves from the lawn’; ‘Clear 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 job’; ‘this merger brought in lots of money’; ‘He 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 debt’; ‘solve 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 danger’; ‘a clear explanation’; ‘a clear case of murder’; ‘a clear indication that she was angry’; ‘gave us a clear idea of human nature’;

Clearadjective

free from confusion or doubt;

‘a complex problem requiring a clear head’; ‘not clear about what is expected of us’;

Clearadjective

affording free passage or view;

‘a clear view’; ‘a clear path to victory’;

Clearadjective

free from cloudiness; allowing light to pass through;

‘clear water’; ‘clear plastic bags’; ‘clear glass’; ‘the air is clear and clean’;

Clearadjective

free from contact or proximity or connection;

‘we were clear of the danger’; ‘the ship was clear of the reef’;

Clearadjective

characterized by freedom from troubling thoughts (especially guilt);

‘a clear conscience’; ‘regarded 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 recordings’; ‘clear laughter like a waterfall’; ‘clear reds and blues’; ‘a 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 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’;

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 health’; ‘a 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 blame’; ‘was now clear of the charge of cowardice’; ‘his official honor is vindicated’;

Clearadjective

characterized by ease and quickness in perceiving;

‘clear mind’; ‘a 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 end’; ‘slept clear through the night’; ‘there were open fields clear to the horizon’;

Clearadverb

in an easily perceptible manner;

‘could be seen clearly under the microscope’; ‘She cried loud and clear’;

Clearadjective

easy to perceive, understand, or interpret

‘am I making myself clear?’; ‘her handwriting was clear’; ‘clear and precise directions’;

Clearadjective

leaving no doubt; obvious or unambiguous

‘a clear case of poisoning’; ‘it was clear that they were in a trap’;

Clearadjective

having or feeling no doubt or confusion

‘every pupil must be clear about what is expected’;

Clearadjective

(of a substance) transparent; unclouded

‘the clear glass of the French windows’; ‘a stream of clear water’;

Clearadjective

free of cloud, mist, or rain

‘the day was fine and clear’;

Clearadjective

(of a person's skin) free from blemishes

‘Norma's clear skin did not need a heavy foundation’;

Clearadjective

(of a colour) pure and intense

‘clear blue delphiniums’;

Clearadjective

(of a fire) burning with little smoke

‘a bright, clear flame’;

Clearadjective

free of any obstructions or unwanted objects

‘with a clear road ahead he shifted into high gear’; ‘I had a clear view in both directions’;

Clearadjective

(of a period of time) free of any appointments or commitments

‘the following Saturday, Mattie had a clear day’;

Clearadjective

(of a person) free of something undesirable or unpleasant

‘after 18 months of treatment he was clear of TB’;

Clearadjective

(of a person's mind) free of anything that impairs logical thought

‘in the morning, with a clear head, she would tackle all her problems’;

Clearadjective

(of a person's conscience) free of guilt

‘I left the house with a clear conscience’;

Clearadjective

not touching; away from

‘the lorry was wedged in the ditch, one wheel clear of the ground’;

Clearadjective

complete; full

‘you must give seven clear days' notice of the meeting’;

Clearadjective

(of a sum of money) net

‘a clear profit of £1,100’;

Clearadjective

denoting a palatalized form of the sound of the letter l (as in leaf in most accents of English).

Clearadverb

so as to be out of the way of or away from

‘he leapt clear of the car’; ‘stand clear, I'll start the plane up’;

Clearadverb

so as not to be obstructed or cluttered

‘the floor had been swept clear of litter’;

Clearadverb

completely

‘he had time to get clear away’;

Clearadverb

all the way to

‘you could see clear to the bottom of the lagoon’;

Clearverb

remove an obstruction or unwanted item or items from

‘Carolyn cleared the table and washed up’; ‘the drive had been cleared of snow’;

Clearverb

free (land) for cultivation or building by removing vegetation or existing structures

‘the embankment was cleared for a new section of line’;

Clearverb

cause people to leave (a building or place)

‘the wardens shouted a warning and cleared the streets’;

Clearverb

gradually go away or disappear

‘the fever clears in two to four weeks’; ‘the mist had cleared away’;

Clearverb

become free of cloud or rain

‘we'll go out if the weather clears’;

Clearverb

(of a person's face or expression) assume a happier aspect following confusion or distress

‘for a moment, Sam was confused; then his expression cleared’;

Clearverb

remove (an obstruction or unwanted item) from somewhere

‘Karen cleared the dirty plates’; ‘park staff cleared away dead trees’;

Clearverb

(in soccer and other sports) send (the ball) away from the area near one's goal

‘McAllister's lob was cleared off the line by Kernaghan’; ‘Clarke headed towards the net but Nicol cleared’;

Clearverb

discharge (a debt)

‘at the moment I'm clearing debts’;

Clearverb

get past or over (something) safely or without touching it

‘the plane rose high enough to clear the trees’; ‘she cleared 1.50 metres in the high jump’;

Clearverb

officially show or declare (someone) to be innocent

‘his sport's ruling body had cleared him of cheating’;

Clearverb

give official approval or authorization to

‘I cleared him to return to his squadron’;

Clearverb

satisfy the necessary requirements to pass through (customs)

‘I can help her to clear customs quickly’;

Clearverb

(with reference to a cheque) pass through a clearing house so that the money goes into the payee's account

‘the cheque could not be cleared until Monday’; ‘there were more than sufficient funds in the account for both cheques to clear’;

Clearverb

earn or gain (an amount of money) as a net profit

‘I would hope to clear £50,000 profit from each match’;

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