Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Distinctly and sharply defined or outlined.
  • adjective Not ambiguous; clear and obvious: synonym: apparent.
  • adjective Having been logged by clear-cutting.
  • intransitive verb To remove all of the trees in (a tract of timber) at one time.
  • intransitive verb To log an area by removing all of the trees at one time.
  • noun A tract of timberland that has been clear-cut.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Formed with clear, sharp, or delicately defined outlines, as if by cutting, as opposed to molding.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Having a sharp, distinct outline, like that of a cameo.
  • adjective Concisely and distinctly expressed.
  • adjective Distinct and unambiguous; unquestionable.
  • transitive verb To cut (a region of forest) clear of all trees. It is a method used for efficiently logging a portion of forest, but often has undesirable effects on the environment.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Alternative spelling of clear cut.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective having had all the trees removed at one time
  • adjective clear and distinct to the senses; easily perceptible
  • adjective clearly or sharply defined to the mind
  • verb remove all the trees at one time

Etymologies

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Examples

  • BILL: Let me take a case thats really clear-cut, which is the Microsoft case.

    Creative Capitalism

  • BILL: Let me take a case thats really clear-cut, which is the Microsoft case.

    Creative Capitalism

  • BILL: Let me take a case thats really clear-cut, which is the Microsoft case.

    Creative Capitalism

  • Cohesion in the locker room was as strong as it's been in three years due to seamless inclusions of midfielders Mauro Rosales and Erik Friberg, and also what Schmid called a clear-cut hierarchy.

    The Seattle Times

  • Our moral sense dictates a clear-cut preference for these societies which share with us an abiding respect for individual human rights.

    The Good Fight

  • Our moral sense dictates a clear-cut preference for these societies which share with us an abiding respect for individual human rights.

    The Good Fight

  • Our moral sense dictates a clear-cut preference for these societies which share with us an abiding respect for individual human rights.

    The Good Fight

  • Operating in a moral gray area beyond the reach of any clear-cut legal jurisdiction, Zamora claims to have returned 54 children to left-behind parents.

    The Snatchback

  • Central bank Governor Gill Marcus separately said that while the rand is undoubtedly overvalued, in part due to attractive interest rates in South Africa, there is no clear-cut answer to what can be done.

    South Africa Warns on Joining 'Currency War'

  • Other facts are not so clear-cut and I had to make choices: he may or may not have lived in the house of his mother-in-law (I decided he did); he converted to Catholicism at the time of his marriage but not necessarily because Catharina was Catholic

    An interview with Tracy Chevalier about Girl With A Pearl Earring

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