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. sweepingadjective

    the act of cleaning with a broom

  2. sweepingadjective

    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, wholesaleadjective

    ignoring distinctions

    "sweeping generalizations"; "wholesale destruction"

Wiktionary

  1. sweepingnoun

    An instance of sweeping.

    The sidewalk needed a sweeping every morning.

  2. sweepingnoun

    The activity of sweeping.

  3. sweepingadjective

    wide, broad, affecting many things

  4. sweepingadjective

    Completely overwhelming

    He claimed a sweeping victory.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sweeping

    of Sweep

  2. Sweepingadjective

    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. sweepingverb

    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  

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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. Fermin Bracero:

    I was sweeping the sidewalk. I saw the lady passing with three kids. All of a sudden, this guy runs across the street, and wraps the little girl in a blanket, he tried to cut out, but a whole bunch of us got involved, so he dropped the little girl.

  2. Richard Milhous Nixon:

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

  3. Jackie Speier:

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

  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. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell:

    There is no time to insist on sweeping renegotiations or ultimatums about other policies, clean funding for worker pay in a crisis should not be controversial.

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