from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Habitually and carefully neat and clean. See Synonyms at clean.
- adv. In a clean manner.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. being habitually clean, practising good hygiene
- adv. in a clean way
- adv. neatly
- adv. not causing a mess or unnecessary damage
- adv. innocently; without stain
- adv. adroitly; dexterously
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Habitually clean; pure; innocent.
- adj. Cleansing; fitted to remove moisture; dirt, etc.
- adj. Adroit; skillful; dexterous; artful.
- adv. In a clean manner; neatly.
- adv. Innocently; without stain.
- adv. Adroitly; dexterously.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Free from dirt or any foul matter; personally neat; careful to keep or make clean.
- Free from injurious or polluting influence; pure; innocent: as, “cleanly joys,”
- 3. Cleansing; making clean.
- . Dexterous; adroit; clever; artful.
- Neat; trim; well-shaped. Compare clean, a., 9.
- Entirely; wholly; completely.
- In a clean manner; neatly; without soil or uncleanness.
- Decently; morally; with freedom from vice or impurity.
- Cleverly; adroitly; dexterously.
- Clearly; unmistakably.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. habitually clean
- adv. in a manner that minimizes dirt and pollution
- adv. without difficulty or distortion
- adv. in an adroit manner
From Middle English clenly, clenliche, clanly, from Old English clǣnlīc ("cleanly, pure, excellent"), equivalent to clean + -ly. (Wiktionary)
From Middle English clenly, clenli, clenliche, from Old English clǣnlīċe ("cleanly"), equivalent to clean + -ly. (Wiktionary)