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.

Editors Contribution

  1. sweeping

    Verb form of the word sweep.

    The sweeping brush was easy to find as we always put it in the same place.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 13, 2020  

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. Nancy Northup:

    Not since before Roe v. Wade has a law or court decision had the potential to devastate access to reproductive health care on such a sweeping scale, once again, women across the state of Texas face the near total elimination of safe and legal options for ending a pregnancy and the denial of their constitutional rights.

  2. Yogin Kothari:

    By sweeping scientific assessments under the rug, EPA fails to fulfill its mission of protecting public health. The public has the right to know about public health threats.

  3. Tony Evers:

    Wisconsin has never seen anything like this, power-hungry politicians rushed through sweeping changes to our laws to expand their own power and override the will of the people of Wisconsin who asked for change on November 6th.

  4. Art Caplan:

    (The NFL has) to bring their policies in line, it's absurd to work in the Nancy Reagan 'just say no' frame when we have acceptance of use sweeping through the U.S. at a rapid rate.

  5. Richard Milhous Nixon:

    The antiwar movement is a wild orgasm of anarchists sweeping across the country like a prairie fire.

Images & Illustrations of sweeping

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