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sweeping

noun

Definition of sweeping

  1. 1 :  the act or action of one that sweeps <gave the room a good sweeping>

  2. 2 plural :  things collected by sweeping :  refuse

Examples of sweeping in a sentence

  1. The porch needs a good sweeping.

14th Century

First Known Use of sweeping

14th century


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sweeping

adjective

Definition of sweeping

  1. 1a :  moving or extending in a wide curve or over a wide areab :  having a curving line or form

  2. 2a :  extensive <sweeping reforms>b :  marked by wholesale and indiscriminate inclusion <sweeping generalities>

sweepingly

adverb

sweepingness

noun

Examples of sweeping in a sentence

  1. a sweeping view of the valley

  2. He dismissed the idea with a sweeping motion of his arm.

1573

First Known Use of sweeping

1573



SWEEPING Defined for English Language Learners

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sweeping

noun

Definition of sweeping for English Language Learners

  • : an act of cleaning an area with a broom or brush


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sweeping

adjective

Definition of sweeping for English Language Learners

  • : including or involving many things : wide in range or amount

  • : too general : including or involving too many things or people

  • : having a curving form : forming a curve


SWEEPING Defined for Kids

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sweeping

adjective sweep·ing \ˈswē-piŋ\

Definition of sweeping for Students

  1. 1 :  moving or extending in a wide curve or over a wide area <a sweeping driveway> <Jason dodged the sweeping blade. — Lloyd Alexander, Time Cat>

  2. 2 :  extensive <sweeping changes>


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sweeping

noun

Definition of sweeping for Students

  1. 1 :  an act of cleaning an area with a broom or brush

  2. 2 sweepings plural :  things collected by sweeping



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