from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a clear manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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


Middle English clerely, perhaps a calque of Old French clerement (Wiktionary)



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