Definition of clearing
an open space in a forest, especially one cleared for cultivation.
They entered a small clearing surrounded by oak trees.
become clear, in particular.
earn or gain (an amount of money) as a net profit.
The company cleared $188 million in profits in the last two years.
get past or over (something) safely or without touching it.
After clearing a very steep hill, the plane banks and dips abruptly to a tiny runway that ends brusquely on St. Jean's beach.
give official approval or authorization to.
He climbed aboard the aircraft, started the engines, and was cleared for takeoff.
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Example of clearing
A faint rustling from within the trees at the clearing 's edge signalled that they had company.
At the end of at least twenty minutes of walking, we approach a clearing .
Coming to a clearing 's edge, they caught sight of the poacher in the distance.
Forest openings and clearings and agricultural areas are also good habitat for the Western Bluebird.
He found a grassy clearing with ease, and began gathering a pile of dead wood from the ground.
I left the little clearing , walking mechanically back to the hostel.
I was wandering one day, and I just happened upon that little clearing .
Now the underbrush was thickening, and suddenly I entered a small clearing surrounded by thick pine trees.
She led them to a small, grassy clearing in the middle of a wooded area.
The large clearing in the forest was almost right out of a fairy tale.