HyperDic: sweeping

English > 3 senses of the word sweeping:
ADJECTIVEallsweepingtaking in or moving over (or as if over) a wide area
allsweeping, wholesaleignoring distinctions
NOUNactsweepingthe act of cleaning with a broom
sweeping > pronunciation
Soundsswiy'pihng
Rhymesabducting ... zoning: 2044 rhymes with ihng...
English > sweeping: 3 senses > adjective 1
Meaningtaking in or moving over (or as if over) a wide area; often used in combination.
Examples
  • "a sweeping glance"
  • "a wide-sweeping view of the river"
Broaderwide, broadHaving great (or a certain) extent from one side to the other
English > sweeping: 3 senses > adjective 2
Meaningignoring distinctions.
Example"sweeping generalizations"
Synonymwholesale
Broaderindiscriminatenot marked by fine distinctions
Spanisharrollador, masivo
Catalana l'engròs, majorista
Adverbssweepinglyin a sweeping manner
English > sweeping: 3 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningThe act of cleaning with a broom.
Broadercleaning, cleansing, cleanupThe act of making something clean
Spanishbarredura, barrido
Catalanescombrada
Verbssweepsweep with a broom or as if with a broom
sweepclean by sweeping

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