from The Century Dictionary.

  • In a clear manner.
  • Plainly; evidently; so as to leave no doubt: as, the fact is clearly proved.
  • With distinct mental discernment: as, to know a thing clearly.
  • Distinctly; plainly; with or so as to permit clear perception or understanding.
  • Without entanglement, confusion, or embarrassment.
  • Plainly; honestly; candidly.
  • Without impediment, restriction, or reserve.
  • Synonyms Distinctly, Clearly. See distinctly.

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

  • adverb In a clear manner.

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

  • adverb manner In a clear manner.
  • adverb modal Without a doubt; obviously.
  • adverb degree To a degree clearly discernible.

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

  • adverb in an easily perceptible manner
  • adverb without doubt or question
  • adverb in an intelligible manner
  • adverb clear to the mind; with distinct mental discernment


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Middle English clerely, perhaps a calque of Old French clerement


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