Definition of Clean in English :

Define Clean in English

Clean meaning in English

Meaning of Clean in English

Pronunciation of Clean in English

Clean pronunciation in English

Pronounce Clean in English


see synonyms of clean


1. clean, clean and jerk

a weightlift in which the barbell is lifted to shoulder height and then jerked overhead


2. clean, make clean

make clean by removing dirt, filth, or unwanted substances from

Example Sentences:
'Clean the stove!'
'The dentist cleaned my teeth'

3. clean, pick

remove unwanted substances from, such as feathers or pits

Example Sentences:
'Clean the turkey'

4. clean, clean house, houseclean

clean and tidy up the house

Example Sentences:
'She housecleans every week'

5. clean, cleanse

clean one's body or parts thereof, as by washing

Example Sentences:
'clean up before you see your grandparents'
'clean your fingernails before dinner'

6. clean

be cleanable

Example Sentences:
'This stove cleans easily'

7. clean

deprive wholly of money in a gambling game, robbery, etc.

Example Sentences:
'The other players cleaned him completely'

8. clean, strip

remove all contents or possession from, or empty completely

Example Sentences:
'The boys cleaned the sandwich platters'
'The trees were cleaned of apples by the storm'

9. clean

remove while making clean

Example Sentences:
'Clean the spots off the rug'

10. clean, scavenge

remove unwanted substances from

11. clean

remove shells or husks from

Example Sentences:
'clean grain before milling it'


12. clean

free from dirt or impurities; or having clean habits

Example Sentences:
'children with clean shining faces'
'clean white shirts'
'clean dishes'
'a spotlessly clean house'
'cats are clean animals'

13. clean, clear

free of restrictions or qualifications

Example Sentences:
'a clean bill of health'
'a clear winner'

14. clean, clear, light, unclouded

(of sound or color) free from anything that dulls or dims

Example Sentences:
'efforts to obtain a clean bass in orchestral recordings'
'clear laughter like a waterfall'
'clear reds and blues'
'a light lilting voice like a silver bell'

15. clean, fresh

free from impurities

Example Sentences:
'clean water'
'fresh air'

16. clean

(of a record) having no marks of discredit or offense

Example Sentences:
'a clean voting record'
'a clean driver's license'

17. clean

ritually clean or pure

18. clean, uncontaminating

not spreading pollution or contamination; especially radioactive contamination

Example Sentences:
'a clean fuel'
'cleaner and more efficient engines'
'the tactical bomb is reasonably clean'

19. clean, unobjectionable

(of behavior or especially language) free from objectionable elements; fit for all observers

Example Sentences:
'good clean fun'
'a clean joke'

20. clean, uninfected

free from sepsis or infection

Example Sentences:
'a clean (or uninfected) wound'

21. clean, clean-living

morally pure

Example Sentences:
'led a clean life'

22. clean, fair

(of a manuscript) having few alterations or corrections

Example Sentences:
'fair copy'
'a clean manuscript'

23. blank, clean, white

(of a surface) not written or printed on

Example Sentences:
'blank pages'
'fill in the blank spaces'
'a clean page'
'wide white margins'

24. clean, sporting, sportsmanlike, sporty

exhibiting or calling for sportsmanship or fair play

Example Sentences:
'a clean fight'
'a sporting solution of the disagreement'
'sportsmanlike conduct'

25. clean

without difficulties or problems

Example Sentences:
'a clean test flight'

26. clean

thorough and without qualification

Example Sentences:
'a clean getaway'
'a clean sweep'
'a clean break'

27. clean

not carrying concealed weapons

28. clean, neat

free from clumsiness; precisely or deftly executed

Example Sentences:
'he landed a clean left on his opponent's cheek'
'a clean throw'
'the neat exactness of the surgeon's knife'

29. clean

free of drugs

Example Sentences:
'after a long dependency on heroin she has been clean for 4 years'


30. clean, plum, plumb

completely; used as intensifiers

Example Sentences:
'clean forgot the appointment'
'I'm plumb (or plum) tuckered out'

31. clean, fair, fairly

in conformity with the rules or laws and without fraud or cheating

Example Sentences:
'they played fairly'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of clean
without dirt or other impurities; unsoiled
without anything in it or on it
a clean page
recently washed; fresh
without extraneous or foreign materials
without defect, difficulties, or problems
a clean test flight
(of a nuclear weapon) producing little or no radioactive fallout or contamination
Compare dirty (sense 11)
(of a wound, etc) having no pus or other sign of infection
pure; morally sound
without objectionable language or obscenity
a clean joke
(of printer's proofs, etc) relatively free from errors; easily readable
clean copy
thorough or complete
a clean break
dexterous or adroit
a clean throw
13. sport
played fairly and without fouls
simple in design
a ship's clean lines
15. aeronautics
causing little turbulence; streamlined
(of an aircraft) having no projections, such as rockets, flaps, etc, into the airstream
honourable or respectable
habitually neat
(esp of a driving licence) showing or having no record of offences
20. slang
innocent; not guilty
not carrying illegal drugs, weapons, etc
21. nautical (of a vessel)
having its bottom clean
having a satisfactory bill of health
22. Old Testament
(of persons) free from ceremonial defilement
(of animals, birds, and fish) lawful to eat
23. New Testament
morally and spiritually pure
24.  clean sweep
to make or become free of dirt, filth, etc
the stove cleans easily
26. (transitive)
to remove in making clean
to clean marks off the wall
27. (transitive)
to prepare (fish, poultry, etc) for cooking
to clean a chicken
in a clean way; cleanly
29. not standard
clean forgotten
clean dead
30.  clean bowled
31.  come clean
the act or an instance of cleaning
he gave his shoes a clean

Collins English Dictionary. Copyright © HarperCollins Publishers


see synonyms of clean
free from dirt, contamination, impurities, etc.; unsoiled; unstained
free from disease, infection, radioactivity, etc.
2.  US
producing little immediate fallout
said of nuclear weapons
producing few or no pollutants; non-polluting
clean energy
recently laundered; fresh and unused
morally pure; sinless
not obscene or indecent
a clean joke
fair; sportsmanlike
a rough but clean contest
keeping oneself or one's surroundings clean; neat and tidy
shapely; well-formed
a clean profile
trim; not ornate
clean architectural lines
skillful; deft
a clean stroke
having no obstructions, flaws, or roughnesses; clear; regular
a clean drain
entire; complete; thorough
a clean sweep
having few corrections; legible
clean copy for the printer
with nothing in it or on it
clean pockets, a clean sheet of paper
14.  US, Slang
not carrying a weapon, illegal drugs, etc.
innocent of an alleged crime
free from the use or presence of or from addiction to narcotics or other illicit drugs
15.  Bible
free from ceremonial defilement
fit for food
said of certain animals
in a clean manner
17.  Informal
completely; wholly
clean forgotten
verb transitive
to make clean
to remove (dirt, impurities, etc.) in making clean
to empty or clear
to prepare (fish, fowl, etc.) for cooking
22.  US, Slang
to take away or use up the money or possessions of
often with out
23.  Weightlifting
to lift (a barbell) from the floor to the shoulders in one continuous movement
see also clean and jerk
verb intransitive
to be made clean
to perform the act of cleaning

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of clean
adj. clean·er, clean·est
1. Free from dirt, stain, or impurities; unsoiled: a clean kitchen floor; clean clothes.
a. Free from foreign matter or pollution; unadulterated: clean air; clean drinking water.
b. Not infected: a clean wound.
a. Producing relatively little pollution: a clean fuel; a cleaner, more efficient engine.
b. Producing relatively little radioactive fallout or contamination: a clean nuclear bomb.
4. Having no imperfections or blemishes; regular or even: a clean edge; a smooth, clean joint.
a. Not ornate or intricate; spare: "the clean lines and exquisite proportions of early modernism" (Judith Thurman).
b. Sharply defined; clear-cut: a clean outline against the sky.
6. Free from clumsiness; deft; adroit: a clean throw.
7. Devoid of restrictions or encumbrances: a clean bill of health.
8. Thorough; complete: a clean getaway.
9. Having few alterations or corrections; legible: clean manuscript.
10. Blank: a clean page.
a. Morally pure; virtuous: led a clean life.
b. Having no marks of discredit or offense: a clean voting record.
12. Fit for all readers, listeners, or audiences; not ribald or obscene: a clean joke.
13. Honest or fair: a clean fighter; a clean competition.
14. Slang
a. Not carrying concealed weapons or drugs.
b. Innocent of a suspected crime.
15. Informal
a. Free from narcotics addiction.
b. Showing no evidence of using banned or performance-enhancing substances: proven to be clean before the race.
adv. cleaner, cleanest
1. So as to be unsoiled: wash the dishes clean.
2. In a fair manner: played the game clean.
3. In a clean or nonpolluting manner: a fuel that burns clean.
4. Informal Entirely; wholly: clean forgot the appointment.
v. cleaned, clean·ing, cleans
1. To rid of dirt, rubbish, or impurities: clean a room; clean a suit.
2. To get rid of (impurities or dirt, for example); remove: cleaned up the trash; cleaned off the stains.
3. To prepare (fowl or other food) for cooking, as by removing the entrails or fat.
4. To remove the contents from; empty: cleaned my plate.
5. Sports To lift (a barbell) from the floor to the shoulders in one motion.
To undergo or perform an act of cleaning.

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