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clearing (tract)

Definition:

a tract of land with few or no trees in the middle of a wooded area

Class:

location noun (spatial position)

Related to:

clear

Plural:

clearings

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

glade

Etymology:

clere, from Old French cler, from Latin clārus clear, bright, brilliant,...
(Source: Collins Dictionary)  [more]

All senses of clearing...

Definition references

Collins Dictionary:

glade | clearing [synonym] | gladelike [adjective, derived]

an open place in a forest; clearing (7 of 432 words, 7 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/glade

Wikipedia:

Glade [disambiguation]

may refer to: Glade (geography), open area in woodland, synonym for "clearing" Glade skiing, skiing amongst trees | Glade, California, a former town in Lassen County | Glade, Kansas, a city in Phillips County | Glades County, Florida, in south central ... (38 of 135 words, 10 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Glade

Wiktionary:

glade | glades [plural]

An open passage through a wood; a grassy open or cleared space in a forest. | [informal] An everglade. | an open space in the ice on a river or lake | a bright surface of snow/ice ... a glade of ice | [obsolete] a gleam of light; see moonglade | ... (46 of 90 words, 6 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/glade

Oxford Dictionary:

glade

an open space in a wood or forest (8 of 73 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/glade

Macmillan British Dictionary:

glade [countable, literary] | glades [plural]

an area of a forest where there are no trees or bushes (12 of 39 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/glade

New World Dictionary:

glade

an open space in a wood or forest | [United States] an everglade (12 of 37 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/glade

Merriam-Webster:

glade | glady [adjective, related]

an open space surrounded by woods (6 of 34 words, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/glade

American Heritage Dictionary:

glade

An open space in a forest. | An everglade. (8 of 23 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/glade

Cambridge Dictionary:

glade [literary]

a small area of grass without trees in a wood (10 of 16 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/glade

Random House Dictionary:

glade

an open space in a forest. (6 of 11 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/glade

Columbia Encyclopedia:

clearing

in banking, the periodic settling of bankers' claims against each other, for which local banks establish clearinghouse associations. Clearinghouses ... (19 of 260 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/bus​/A​0812491​.html

Encarta Dictionary:

glade | glades [plural]

an area in a wood or forest without trees or bushes | Same as everglade (14 of 35 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861675464​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Collins Dictionary:

clearing | clear

First use: 13th century

Origin: clere, from Old French cler, from Latin clārus clear, bright, brilliant, illustrious

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/clearing

Online Etymology:

clearing

First use: 1670s

Origin: "land cleared of wood", from noun use of present participle of "clear".

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=clearing

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

clearing | clear

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "clearing"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/clearing

Macmillan British Dictionary:

clearing | clearings [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "clearing"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/clearing

Macmillan American Dictionary:

clearing [countable] | clearings [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "clearing"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/clearing

Cambridge Dictionary:

clearing

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "clearing"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "clearing"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/clearing

the Free Dictionary:

clearing

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "clearing"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "clearing"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "clearing" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/clearing

Google Dictionary:

clearing | clearings [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "clearing"

www​.google​.com​/#hl=en&tbs=dfn​:1&fp=1&q=clearing

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

clearing

Audio: North American pronunciation of "clearing"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=cleari​01 word=clearing

YourDictionary Audio:

clearing

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "clearing" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/clearing

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