follow Dictionary.com

What's the "een" in Halloween?

all clear

noun
1.
the signal that an air raid or other danger is over.
Origin
1915-1920
1915-20
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for all-clear

all clear

noun
1.
a signal, usually a siren, indicating that some danger, such as an air raid, is over
2.
an indication that obstacles are no longer present; permission to proceed: he received the all clear on the plan
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Slang definitions & phrases for all-clear

all-clear

adverb phrase

Denoting authorization to proceed with something; a signal that there is no further danger (1930s+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for all clear

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for all

3
5
Scrabble Words With Friends

Quotes with all-clear