(Clar"et) n. [OE. claret, clare, clarry, OF. claret, claré, fr. cler, F. clair, clear, fr. L. clarus
clear. See Clear.] The name first given in England to the red wines of Médoc, in France, and afterwards
extended to all the red Bordeaux wines. The name is also given to similar wines made in the United
(Clar`i*bel"la) n. [NL., from L. clarus clear + bellus fine.] (Mus.) A soft, sweet stop, or set
of open wood pipes in an organ.
(Clar"i*chord) n. [F. clatocorde, fr.L. clarus clear + chorda string. See Chord.] A musical
instrument, formerly in use, in form of a spinet; called also manichord and clavichord.
(Clar`i*fi*ca"tion) n. [Cf. F. clarification, L. clarificatio glorification.]
1. The act or process of making clear or transparent, by freeing visible impurities; as, the clarification of
2. The act of freeing from obscurities.
The clarification of men's ideas.
1. That which clarifies.
2. A vessel in which the process of clarification is conducted; as, the clarifier in sugar works. Ure.
(Clar"i*fy) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Clarified ; p. pr. & vb. n. Clarifying.] [F. clarifier, from L. clarificare;
clarus clear + facere to make. See Clear, and Fact.]
1. To make clear or bright by freeing from feculent matter; to defecate; to fine; said of liquids, as wine
or sirup. "Boiled and clarified." Ure.
2. To make clear; to free from obscurities; to brighten or illuminate.
To clarify his reason, and to rectify his will.
3. To glorify. [Obs.]
Fadir, clarifie thi name.
(Clar"i*fy), v. i.
1. To grow or become clear or transparent; to become free from feculent impurities, as wine or other
liquid under clarification.
2. To grow clear or bright; to clear up.
Whosoever hath his mind fraught with many thoughts, his wits and understanding do clarify and break
up in the discoursing with another.
(Clar"i*gate) v. i. [L. clarigare] To declare war with certain ceremonies. [Obs.] Holland.
(Clar"i*net`) n. [F. clarinette, dim. of clarine, from L. clarus. See Clear, and cf. Clarion.]
(Mus.) A wind instrument, blown by a single reed, of richer and fuller tone than the oboe, which has a
double reed. It is the leading instrument in a military band. [Often improperly called clarionet.]
(||Cla*ri"no) n. [It. a trumpet.] (Mus.) A reed stop in an organ.