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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Clearance

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Clear"ance
Senses
  1. The act of clearing; as, to make a thorough clearance .
  2. A certificate that a ship or vessel has been cleared at the customhouse; permission to sail."Every ship was subject to seizure for want of stamped clearances." [Durke]
  3. Clear or net profit.
  4. [Mach] The distance by which one object clears another, as the distance between the piston and cylinder head at the end of a stroke in a steam engine, or the least distance between the point of a cogwheel tooth and the bottom of a space between teeth of a wheel with which it engages.
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  1. Permission to proceed ("the plane was given clearance to land")
  2. The distance by which one thing clears another; the space between them
  3. Vertical space available to allow easy passage under something
Wiktionary

clear +‎ -ance

  1. The act of clearing or something (such as a space) cleared
  2. The distance between two moving objects, especially between parts of a machine
  3. The height or width of a tunnel, bridge or other passage, or the distance between a vehicle and the walls or roof of such passage; a gap, headroom.
  4. A permission for a vehicle to proceed, or for a person to travel.
    The plane got from air traffic control, and we were off.
    He got to travel to America, even though he had previous links to terrorists
  5. A permission to have access to sensitive or secret documents or other information
  6. A sale of merchandise at a reduced price.
  7. (banking, finance) The settlement of transactions involving securities or means of payment such as checks by means of a clearing house.
  8. (medicine) The removal of harmful substances from the blood; renal clearance.
  9. (sports, billiards, snooker, pool) The act of potting all the remaining balls on a table at one visit.
  10. (soccer) The act of kicking a ball away from the goal one is defending.
  11. (chess) Removal of pieces from a rank, file or diagonal so that a bishop, rook or queen is free to move along it.
  12. Clear or net profit.

clearance was also found in the following language(s): Italian and Portuguese

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Notable Persons Named Clearance

Clearance Jack "C. Jack" Ellis is a mayor. Clearance was born on January 6th, 1946 in Macon, Georgia.

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Clearance Giddens is a rock music and gospel music painter, singer, elvis impersonator, and singing. They were most active from 1988 to present. Clearance was born Clearance Giddens in Virginia. Clearance is also known as Clarence Giddens and Black Elvis.

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How popular is the baby name Clearance in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1903 5 0 5
1914 7 0 7
1915 7 0 7
1916 12 0 12
1917 14 0 14
1918 7 0 7
1919 8 0 8
1920 14 0 14
1921 20 0 20
1922 18 0 18
1923 14 0 14
1924 24 0 24
1925 28 0 28
1926 20 0 20
1927 25 0 25
1928 25 0 25
1929 15 0 15
1930 17 0 17
1931 16 0 16
1932 15 0 15
1933 22 0 22
1934 25 0 25
1935 16 0 16
1936 12 0 12
1937 17 0 17
1938 15 0 15
1939 12 0 12
1940 13 0 13
1941 16 0 16
1942 22 0 22
1943 15 0 15
1944 13 0 13
1945 10 0 10
1946 5 0 5
1947 15 0 15
1948 8 0 8
1949 5 0 5
1950 7 0 7
1951 8 0 8
1953 9 0 9
1954 6 0 6
1955 8 0 8
1956 6 0 6
1957 6 0 6
1959 6 0 6
1960 10 0 10
1962 5 0 5
1963 8 0 8
1965 5 0 5
1971 7 0 7
1972 8 0 8

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Fun Facts about the name Clearance

  • How Popular is the name Clearance? Clearance is the 13,609th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Clearance have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 651 babies born with the first name Clearance in the United States. That's more than enough people named Clearance to occupy the territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Australia) with an estimated population of 605 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Clearance? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1903 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Clearance first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Clearance is Tuesday, February 26th, 1878.
  • What year had the most people named Clearance born? The highest recorded use of the first name Clearance was in 1925 with a total of 28 babies.
  • Random Clearance Factoid: According to the 1927 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Clearance is not a popular baby boy's name in Tennessee. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Tennessee have the same name as you in 1927.
  • Weird things about the name Clearance: Your name in reverse order is Ecnaraelc. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ercalaecn. How do you pronounce that?

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.