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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    Karen
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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. Kevin Tink:

    People are disposing of anything that has been sitting around and is not being utilised, they are sweeping the corners of the yard, if demand gets really strong and delivery on a winch tractor is six to eight months, people will pay more for the asset than it costs new, because they want to go to work with it the following morning.

  2. Janet Yellen:

    The pandemic has caused widespread devastation, the damage has been sweeping, and as the President-elect said last Thursday, our response must be, too.

  3. Adam Schiff:

    House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., arrives for a Democratic Caucus meeting in Washington back in March. Adam Schiff, the focus of Republicans' post-Mueller ire, says Mueller's conclusion would not affect his own committee's counterintelligence probes. ( AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) As both the special counsel and the Department of Justice have recognized, the Congress has a vital constitutional role in evaluating misconduct by the executive branch, including the president, and to assess and refine laws that address the sweeping and systematic invasion of our democracy by Russia, we therefore need these materials in order to do our job.

  4. Cherian George:

    Lee was an unshakeable bulwark against majoritarian tendencies that could have easily overwhelmed Singapore, lee went to the extent of amending the republic's Constitution to stop any party from sweeping into power without minority support.

  5. Paul Hokemeyer:

    Sweeping and dramatic changes make for good theater, but in real life, they're not effective.

Images & Illustrations of sweeping

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