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Wide in range or effect,
  1. Wide in range or effect
    • - we cannot recommend any sweeping alterations
  2. Extending or performed in a long, continuous curve
    • - sweeping, desolate moorlands
    • - a smooth sweeping motion
  3. (of a statement) Taking no account of particular cases or exceptions; too general
    • - a sweeping assertion
  1. Dirt or refuse collected by sweeping
    • - the sweepings from the house

  1. the act of cleaning with a broom
  2. 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. ignoring distinctions; "sweeping generalizations"; "wholesale destruction"
  4. (sweepingly) in a sweeping manner; "he sweepingly condemned the entire population of the country for the war crimes"
  5. (sweep) a wide scope; "the sweep of the plains"
  6. brush: sweep across or over; "Her long skirt brushed the floor"; "A gasp swept cross the audience"
  7. Curling is a sport in which players slide stones across a sheet of ice towards a target area. It is related to bowls, boule and shuffleboard.
  8. (Sweep (agricultural)) A sweep, also called sweep cultivator or sweep plow, is a farm implement designed to remove unwanted weeds and other grass from the center of row crops. Often used in small gardening/farming practices, a sweep can be anywhere from 1 to 5, and sometimes more, rows wide.
  9. (Sweep (Blue Foundation song)) Blue Foundation is a Danish trip-hop band founded in 2000 by musician Tobias Wilner.
  10. (Sweep (book series)) The "Sweep" series, published in the UK, Belgium, the Netherlands and Australia as "Wicca" and in Italy and France as "White Magic"(Magie Blanche), is a series of books by Cate Tiernan. Starting with Book of Shadows, the series is a work of fiction set against a U.S. ...
  11. (Sweep (fish)) The Scorpidinae, commonly known as halfmoons, knifefishes and sweeps are a subfamily of the sea chubs, a family of marine fish in the order Perciformes. ...
  12. (Sweep (gridiron football)) A sweep is a running play in American football where the running back takes a pitch or handoff from the quarterback and starts running parallel to the line of scrimmage, allowing for the offensive linemen and fullback to get in front of him to block defenders before ...
  13. An instance of sweeping; The activity of sweeping; wide, broad, affecting many things; Completely overwhelming
  14. (sweep) The person who steers a dragon boat; A person who stands at the stern of a surf boat, steering with a steering oar and commanding the crew; A chimney sweep; A search (typically for bugs [electronic listening devices]); A batsman's shot, played from a kneeling position with a swinging ...
  15. (Sweepings) the final process in stoping operations, in which the footwall is thoroughly cleaned to remove the last portion of broken ore and fines.
  16. (Sweep) Sweeping is the opposite of sculling; a sweep rower rows with one oar on one side of the boat. Pairs (two people), fours (four people) and eights (eight people) are sweep boats. Pairs and fours may or may not have a coxswain. Eights always have a coxswain. ...
  17. (sweep) A movement that takes one from a defensive position to a more dominant position.
  18. (sweep) A stroke on which the blade moves through the water in a wide curve, thus helping to steer as well as propelling the vessel.
  19. (Sweep) The amount of deviation of straightness of a structural section measured perpendicular to the web of the member.
  20. (Sweep) The motion employed in moving the searchcoil across the ground.
  21. (Sweep) A drain ell fitting with a long radius that allows for smooth passage of waste. Fittings with abrupt changes of direction, such as a vent tee, may only be used for vents.
  22. (SWEEP) Refers to gradual bends in the trunk of a tree leaving the trunk less than straight.  [To return to previous page, click your browser's BACK button then scroll through the page to your last location]
  23. (sweep) a tree defect characterized by a gradual curve in the main stem.
  24. (Sweep) A stroke made in a broad curve. When executed, the boat turns in the direction opposite the sweeping side.
  25. (Sweep) The last rider in a group motorcycle ride. This is conventionally the most experienced rider aka the back door or tail gunner.