what's the meaning of "clearing" here"?
If the weather is bad and someone said, the plane will depart at first clearing.
I think "clearing" here means "the weather gets better".
if your a native English, does this make sense to you? use clearing to mean in this context to mean that?
- Jedi JanLv 73 weeks ago
I have never heard the term “clearing” used for aircraft departures. The aircraft controllers decide when an aircraft is “cleared” for takeoff though. That means they are giving approval for the aircraft to depart on the runway.
The word clearing is often used to describe weather that is improving, as in “rain showers clearing” or rain stopping, clouds moving away and sunshine reappearing once again.
- 3 weeks ago
I can see clearer now the rain has gone. I can see all obstacles in my way
- RichardLv 43 weeks ago
If my what is a native English? Think you should have spelled "you're".
- bluebellbkkLv 73 weeks ago
I believe that in your sentence it does mean 'when the weather starts to get better', but I have to say I've never actually seen or heard the expression 'at first clearing'.
PS: "If you're a native English speaker" ...
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- Anonymous3 weeks ago
Yes, in this case "clearing" means "when the visibility is clear." It should say "at the first clearing."
- busterwasmycatLv 73 weeks ago
no, I would not speak that way. When the whether clears, sure, first clearing? nope.
In fact, the phrase makes me think that they are not talking about the weather. There is not usually a "first" clearing when it comes to weather. It either clears or it does not clear. There are no multiple clearing events to count.
I can only assume that they used the word "first" to mean "as soon as", once the thing begins, its onset, its first appearance.
- Pearl LLv 74 weeks ago
it means the weather is better
- martinLv 74 weeks ago
"Clearing" could refer to the weather, but only if the weather has been very bad, preventing take-off. Normally, a plane is "cleared" for take-off when the control tower people tell this to the pilot over the radio communication system.
- OnlookerLv 74 weeks ago
"The weather is clearing up" means the weather is improving, or more specifically that the clouds are moving away revealing the clear blue sky.
- Mr. SmartypantsLv 74 weeks ago
Yes. Clearing is when it stops raining, when the clouds go away and the sky is clear.