clearance


clearance
noun
1 removal of sth old/unwanted
ADJECTIVE
forest, land, site, slum
CLEARANCE + NOUN
work
sale (= when goods are sold cheaply to get rid of them quickly)
rack (= in a clearance sale) (AmE)
PREPOSITION
on clearance (= reduced in price)

These coats are on clearance.

2 official permission
ADJECTIVE
official, proper
top-secret
customs, diplomatic, entry, medical, security
take-off
VERB + CLEARANCE
get, obtain, receive

You'll need to get security clearance for this job.

have
apply for, request, seek
await
give sb, grant sb

The pilot was granted clearance to land.

refuse sb
3 distance between sth and sth passing under/beside it
ADJECTIVE
ground

We need to increase the vehicle's ground clearance.

VERB + CLEARANCE
allow (sb/sth), give sb/sth, leave

Make sure you allow enough clearance on each side.

Always give bikes plenty of clearance.

PREPOSITION
clearance above

clearance above the light to prevent overheating

clearance between

There wasn't enough clearance between the bus and the top of the bridge.


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  • Clearance — Clear ance (kl[=e]r ans), n. 1. The act of clearing; as, to make a thorough clearance. [1913 Webster] 2. A certificate that a ship or vessel has been cleared at the customhouse; permission to sail. [1913 Webster] Every ship was subject to seizure …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • clearance — s.n. (med.) Raport între concentraţia sanguină a unei substanţe şi eliminarea prin urină. [pron. cliărăns. / < fr., engl. clearance – epurare]. Trimis de LauraGellner, 19.12.2004. Sursa: DN  CLEARANCE CLÍRĂNS/ s. n. raport între concentraţia… …   Dicționar Român

  • clearance — 1560s, action of clearing, from CLEAR (Cf. clear) + ANCE (Cf. ance). Meaning a clear space is from 1788. Meaning approval, permission (esp. to land or take off an aircraft) is from 1944, Amer.Eng.; national security sense recorded from 1948.… …   Etymology dictionary

  • clearance — [n1] permission for activity approval, authorization, consent, endorsement, goahead*, green light*, leave, okay, sanction, sayso*; concept 376 Ant. denial, grounding, refusal, veto clearance [n2] gap above something allowance, assart, defoliated… …   New thesaurus

  • clearance — [klir′əns] n. 1. an act or instance of clearing 2. the clear space or distance between moving objects or mechanical parts, or between a moving object and that which it passes through, over, under, etc. 3. official, esp. governmental,… …   English World dictionary

  • Clearance — Clearance. См. Допуск. (Источник: «Металлы и сплавы. Справочник.» Под редакцией Ю.П. Солнцева; НПО Профессионал , НПО Мир и семья ; Санкт Петербург, 2003 г.) …   Словарь металлургических терминов

  • clearance — index absolution, acquittal, amortization, collection (payment), composition (agreement in bankruptcy), compurgation, concession ( …   Law dictionary

  • clearance — *room, berth, play, elbowroom, leeway, margin …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • clearance — ► NOUN 1) the action or an act of clearing or the process of being cleared. 2) official authorization for something to take place. 3) clear space allowed for a thing to move past or under another …   English terms dictionary

  • clearance — clear/clearance Goods are cleared when HM Customs and Excise have accepted a declaration for them and formally released them for import or export. HM Customs & Revenue Glossary * * * clearance clear‧ance [ˈklɪərəns ǁ ˈklɪr ] noun [countable,… …   Financial and business terms

  • clearance — n. act of clearing away 1) slum clearance authorization 2) to give; receive clearance for 3) customs clearance 4) clearance to + inf. (the control tower gave the pilot clearance to land) space between parts 5) valve clearance certification of… …   Combinatory dictionary


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