clearing Definition in the Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Definition of “clearing” - English Dictionary

Definition of "clearing" - American English Dictionary

See all translations

clearingnoun [C]

 us   /ˈklɪr·ɪŋ/

clearing noun [C] (GET RID OF)

an ​area in a ​woods or ​forest from which ​trees and ​bushes have been ​removed
(Definition of clearing from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

Definition of "clearing" - British English Dictionary

See all translations

clearingnoun [C]

uk   /ˈklɪə.rɪŋ/  us   /ˈklɪr.ɪŋ/
an ​area in a ​wood or ​forest from which ​trees and ​bushes have been ​removed
(Definition of clearing from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

Definition of "clearing" - Business English Dictionary

See all translations

clearingnoun [U]

uk   us   /ˈklɪərɪŋ/
BANKING, FINANCE the ​process by which ​cheques and other ​payments are ​exchanged between ​customers of different ​banks: Check clearing is ​facilitated by ​central clearing ​houses, ​including the Federal Reserve System.
FINANCE, STOCK MARKET the ​process by which ​shares and ​money are ​exchanged at the end of a day of ​trading on a ​financialmarket: settlement and clearing ​services for securitiesclearing member/corporation/agent No clearing ​member has ever ​failed to ​meet a ​performancebondcall or its ​deliveryobligations.
(Definition of clearing from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “clearing”
in Chinese (Simplified) 林中空地…
in Turkish ormanlık alanda açıklık, boşluk…
in Russian поляна…
in Chinese (Traditional) 林中空地…
in Polish polana…
What is the pronunciation of clearing?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day

chestnut

a large tree with leaves divided into five parts and large round nuts that can be eaten

Word of the Day

In London but at the station: prepositions for talking about travel
In London but at the station: prepositions for talking about travel
by Liz Walter,
September 02, 2015
Several readers have asked for information on prepositions, so I will start with a blog post that looks at an area where they are really important: travel. The first thing to remember is that we use to (and not ‘in’) after the verb go: We are going to London. I went to

Read More 

parklet noun
parklet noun
August 31, 2015
a public outdoor space that may be associated with a local business but where anyone can sit Pop-up cafes in NY are what’s actually called parklets in many other places around the country.

Read More