- Free from dirt or filth; as, clean clothes.
- Free from that which is useless or injurious; without defects; as, clean land; clean timber.
- Free from awkwardness; not bungling; adroit; dexterous; as, a clean trick; a clean leap over a fence.
- Free from errors and vulgarisms; as, a clean style.
- Free from restraint or neglect; complete; entire."When ye reap the harvest of your land, thou shalt not make clean riddance of corners of thy field." [Lev. xxiii. 22.]
- Free from moral defilement; sinless; pure."Create in me a clean heart, O God." [Ps. li. 10]"That I am whole, and clean, and meet for Heaven" [Tennyson.]
- [Script] Free from ceremonial defilement.
- Free from that which is corrupting to the morals; pure in tone; healthy."Lothair is clean." [F. Harrison.]
- Well-proportioned; shapely; as, clean limbs .
Etymology: OE. clene, AS. clǣne; akin to OHG. chleini pure, neat, graceful, small, G. klein small, and perh. to W. glan clean, pure, bright; all perh. from a primitive, meaning bright shining. Cf. Glair