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(v. t.) To bear; to behave.
(v. t.) To put up with; to endure.


(prep. & adv.) Near.
(v. t. & i.) To near; to approach.


(adv.) Backward; in or to the rear; behindhand.
(v. t. & i.) To raise; to set up; to stir up.


(v.) Dim or sore with water or rheum; -- said of the eyes.
(v.) Causing or caused by dimness of sight; dim.
(v. t.) To make somewhat sore or watery, as the eyes; to dim, or blur, as the sight. Figuratively: To obscure (mental or moral perception); to blind; to hoodwink.


(adv.) In a clear manner; plainly.
(adv.) Without limitation; wholly; quite; entirely; as, to cut a piece clear off.
(n.) Full extent; distance between extreme limits; especially; the distance between the nearest surfaces of two bodies, or the space between walls; as, a room ten feet square in the clear.
(superl.) Free from opaqueness; transparent; bright; light; luminous; unclouded.
(superl.) Free from ambiguity or indistinctness; lucid; perspicuous; plain; evident; manifest; indubitable.
(superl.) Able to perceive clearly; keen; acute; penetrating; discriminating; as, a clear intellect; a clear head.
(superl.) Not clouded with passion; serene; cheerful.
(superl.) Easily or distinctly heard; audible; canorous.
(superl.) Without mixture; entirely pure; as, clear sand.
(superl.) Without defect or blemish, such as freckles or knots; as, a clear complexion; clear lumber.
(superl.) Free from guilt or stain; unblemished.
(superl.) Without diminution; in full; net; as, clear profit.
(superl.) Free from impediment or obstruction; unobstructed; as, a clear view; to keep clear of debt.
(superl.) Free from embarrassment; detention, etc.
(v. i.) To become free from clouds or fog; to become fair; -- often followed by up, off, or away.
(v. i.) To disengage one's self from incumbrances, distress, or entanglements; to become free.
(v. i.) To make exchanges of checks and bills, and settle balances, as is done in a clearing house.
(v. i.) To obtain a clearance; as, the steamer cleared for Liverpool to-day.
(v. t.) To render bright, transparent, or undimmed; to free from clouds.
(v. t.) To free from impurities; to clarify; to cleanse.
(v. t.) To free from obscurity or ambiguity; to relive of perplexity; to make perspicuous.
(v. t.) To render more quick or acute, as the understanding; to make perspicacious.
(v. t.) To free from impediment or incumbrance, from defilement, or from anything injurious, useless, or offensive; as, to clear land of trees or brushwood, or from stones; to clear the sight or the voice; to clear one's self from debt; -- often used with of, off, away, or out.
(v. t.) To free from the imputation of guilt; to justify, vindicate, or acquit; -- often used with from before the thing imputed.
(v. t.) To leap or pass by, or over, without touching or failure; as, to clear a hedge; to clear a reef.
(v. t.) To gain without deduction; to net.


(a.) Dismal; gloomy with solitude.
(n.) Sadness; dismalness.


(n.) A word or look of derision or mockery.
(n.) A grin of civility; a leer.
(v. t. & i.) See Fleer.


(v. i.) To deviate. See Sheer.
(v. i.) To become more or less completely divided, as a body under the action of forces, by the sliding of two contiguous parts relatively to each other in a direction parallel to their plane of contact.
(v. t.) To cut, clip, or sever anything from with shears or a like instrument; as, to shear sheep; to shear cloth.
(v. t.) To separate or sever with shears or a similar instrument; to cut off; to clip (something) from a surface; as, to shear a fleece.
(v. t.) To reap, as grain.
(v. t.) Fig.: To deprive of property; to fleece.
(v. t.) To produce a change of shape in by a shear. See Shear, n., 4.
(v. t.) A pair of shears; -- now always used in the plural, but formerly also in the singular. See Shears.
(v. t.) A shearing; -- used in designating the age of sheep.
(v. t.) An action, resulting from applied forces, which tends to cause two contiguous parts of a body to slide relatively to each other in a direction parallel to their plane of contact; -- also called shearing stress, and tangential stress.
(v. t.) A strain, or change of shape, of an elastic body, consisting of an extension in one direction, an equal compression in a perpendicular direction, with an unchanged magnitude in the third direction.


(n.) To overspread with anything unctuous, viscous, or adhesive; to daub; as, to smear anything with oil.
(n.) To soil in any way; to contaminate; to pollute; to stain morally; as, to be smeared with infamy.
(n.) A fat, oily substance; oinment.
(n.) Hence, a spot made by, or as by, an unctuous or adhesive substance; a blot or blotch; a daub; a stain.


(n.) A long, pointed weapon, used in war and hunting, by thrusting or throwing; a weapon with a long shaft and a sharp head or blade; a lance.
(n.) Fig.: A spearman.
(n.) A sharp-pointed instrument with barbs, used for stabbing fish and other animals.
(n.) A shoot, as of grass; a spire.
(n.) The feather of a horse. See Feather, n., 4.
(n.) The rod to which the bucket, or plunger, of a pump is attached; a pump rod.
(v. i.) To shoot into a long stem, as some plants. See Spire.
(v. t.) To pierce with a spear; to kill with a spear; as, to spear a fish.


(v. i.) To affirm or utter a solemn declaration, with an appeal to God for the truth of what is affirmed; to make a promise, threat, or resolve on oath; also, to affirm solemnly by some sacred object, or one regarded as sacred, as the Bible, the Koran, etc.
(v. i.) To give evidence on oath; as, to swear to the truth of a statement; he swore against the prisoner.
(v. i.) To make an appeal to God in an irreverant manner; to use the name of God or sacred things profanely; to call upon God in imprecation; to curse.
(v. t.) To utter or affirm with a solemn appeal to God for the truth of the declaration; to make (a promise, threat, or resolve) under oath.
(v. t.) To put to an oath; to cause to take an oath; to administer an oath to; -- ofetn followed by in or into; as, to swear witnesses; to swear a jury; to swear in an officer; he was sworn into office.
(v. t.) To declare or charge upon oath; as, he swore treason against his friend.
(v. t.) To appeal to by an oath.