Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English


English definition of “clear”


verb [T] (GET RID OF)   /klɪr/
to remove or get rid of something or remove something blocking the way, or to move people away from a place : It took several hours to clear the road after the accident . Please clear the aisle and take your seats . [M] Just let me clear the dishes off the table and put them in the sink .
(Definition of clear verb (GET RID OF) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of clear

Definitions of “clear” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day


relating to behaviour between people that is pleasant and friendly, often despite a difficult situation

Word of the Day


Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More