If we walk in the light . . . the blood of Jesus Christ his son cleanseth us from all sin.
1 John i. 7.
Can'st thou not minister to a mind diseased,
And with some sweet oblivious antidote
Cleanse the suffed
bosom of that perilous stuff
Which weighs upon the heart?
(Cleans"er) n. [AS. cl&aemacrnsere.] One who, or that which, cleanses; a detergent. Arbuthnot.
(Clean"-tim`bered) a. Well- proportioned; symmetrical. [Poetic] Shak.
(Clear) a. [Compar. Clearer (-er); superl. Clearest.] [OE. cler, cleer, OF. cler, F. clair, fr.L.
clarus, clear, bright, loud, distinct, renowned; perh. akin to L. clamare to call, E. claim. Cf. Chanticleer,
Clairvoyant, Claret, Clarify.]
1. Free from opaqueness; transparent; bright; light; luminous; unclouded.
The stream is so transparent, pure, and clear.
Fair as the moon, clear as the sun.
Canticles vi. 10.
2. Free from ambiguity or indistinctness; lucid; perspicuous; plain; evident; manifest; indubitable.
One truth is clear; whatever is, is right.
3. Able to perceive clearly; keen; acute; penetrating; discriminating; as, a clear intellect; a clear head.
Mother of science! now I feel thy power
Within me clear, not only to discern
Things in their causes, but
to trace the ways
Of highest agents.
4. Not clouded with passion; serene; cheerful.
With a countenance as clear
As friendship wears at feasts.
5. Easily or distinctly heard; audible; canorous.
Hark! the numbers soft and clear
Gently steal upon the ear.
6. Without mixture; entirely pure; as, clear sand.
7. Without defect or blemish, such as freckles or knots; as, a clear complexion; clear lumber.
8. Free from guilt or stain; unblemished.
Statesman, yet friend to truth! in soul sincere,
In action faithful, and in honor clear.
9. Without diminution; in full; net; as, clear profit.
I often wished that I had clear,
For life, six hundred pounds a-year.
10. Free from impediment or obstruction; unobstructed; as, a clear view; to keep clear of debt.
My companion . . . left the way clear for him.
11. Free from embarrassment; detention, etc.
The cruel corporal whispered in my ear,
Five pounds, if rightly tipped, would set me clear.