What does sweeping mean?

Definitions for sweeping
ˈswi pɪŋsweep·ing

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word sweeping.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. sweeping(adj)

    the act of cleaning with a broom

  2. sweeping(adj)

    taking in or moving over (or as if over) a wide area; often used in combination

    "a sweeping glance"; "a wide-sweeping view of the river"

  3. sweeping, wholesale(adj)

    ignoring distinctions

    "sweeping generalizations"; "wholesale destruction"

Wiktionary

  1. sweeping(Noun)

    An instance of sweeping.

    The sidewalk needed a sweeping every morning.

  2. sweeping(Noun)

    The activity of sweeping.

  3. sweeping(Adjective)

    wide, broad, affecting many things

  4. sweeping(Adjective)

    Completely overwhelming

    He claimed a sweeping victory.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sweeping

    of Sweep

  2. Sweeping(adj)

    cleaning off surfaces, or cleaning away dust, dirt, or litter, as a broom does; moving with swiftness and force; carrying everything before it; including in its scope many persons or things; as, a sweeping flood; a sweeping majority; a sweeping accusation

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. sweeping

    The act of dragging the bight or loose part of a small rope along the ground, in a harbour or roadstead, in order to recover a sunk anchor or wreck. The two ends of the rope are fastened to two boats, a weight being suspended to the middle, to sink it to the ground, so that, as the boats row ahead, it may drag along the bottom. Also, a term used for rapidly scrutinizing a certain portion of the heavens in quest of planets, comets, &c.

How to pronounce sweeping?

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How to say sweeping in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sweeping in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sweeping in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of sweeping in a Sentence

  1. Julia Upton:

    I think it's hard to make sweeping recommendations based on one case report.

  2. Jackie Speier:

    This is a culture change that is sweeping the country and Congress is embracing it.

  3. Chris Horner:

    This is far less a proper common interest agreement than a sweeping cloak of secrecy.

  4. Sienho Yee:

    The tribunal's decision is so sweeping that it is not going to help solve the problem.

  5. Marcos Pena:

    Making sweeping changes to your campaign strategy is at times to underestimate the voter.

Images & Illustrations of sweeping

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