What does the word clearing mean?

Usage examples for clearing

  1. Reaching the clearing Mike carried Babs over to the office where he heard how everyone missed the child and, finding that Mike was gone also, they felt that Babs was safe, for doubtless the two were together. – Five Little Starrs in the Canadian Forest by Lillian Elizabeth Roy Elizabeth Colborne
  2. But to the clearing again. – The Bark Covered House or, Back in the Woods Again by William Nowlin