clearing

A clearing is an area that's open, with no trees, especially one in the middle of the woods or that's been cleared for planting. A clearing at the edge of the forest is a nice place to build a cabin.

The noun clearing is a good way to describe an open place in the midst of dense growth, like a field or a glade in a forest. Some clearings are created deliberately for cultivating crops or building houses, while others come naturally from fires or droughts. This word first appeared in American English around 1818.

Primary Meanings of clearing

1.
n
a tract of land with few or no trees in the middle of a wooded area
2.
n
the act of freeing from suspicion
3.
n
the act of removing solid particles from a liquid
Full Definitions of clearing
1

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

Synonyms:
glade
Type of:
parcel, parcel of land, piece of ground, piece of land, tract
an extended area of land
2

n the act of freeing from suspicion

Types:
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purgation, purge, purging
the act of clearing yourself (or another) from some stigma or charge
exoneration, vindication
the act of vindicating or defending against criticism or censure etc.
whitewash
a specious or deceptive clearing that attempts to gloss over failings and defects
purification
the act of purging of sin or guilt; moral or spiritual cleansing
justification
the act of defending or explaining or making excuses for by reasoning
rehabilitation
vindication of a person's character and the re-establishment of that person's reputation
Type of:
freeing, liberation, release
the act of liberating someone or something
3

n the act of removing solid particles from a liquid

Synonyms:
clarification
Type of:
improvement
the act of improving something

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