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Meaning of SWEEPING

Pronunciation:  'sweeping

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of cleaning with a broom
  2. [adj]  having broad range or effect; "had extensive press coverage"; "far-reaching changes in the social structure"; "sweeping reforms"
  3. [adj]  ignoring distinctions; "indiscriminate slaughter of a population"; "sweeping generalizations"; "wholesale destruction"
  4. [adj]  moving in a wide curve; "sweeping strokes"
  5. [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"

SWEEPING is a 8 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: broad, comprehensive, extensive, far-reaching, indiscriminate, moving, wholesale, wide
 See Also: cleaning, cleansing, cleanup



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Sweep"ing\, a.
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. -- {Sweep"ing*ly}, adv.
-{Sweep"ing*ness}, n.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are sweeping, implies that you are clearing your mind of emotional and mental clutter. You are taking a new stance and have a fresh attitude toward life. Alternatively, you may be ignoring some important facts or going against what you gut and intuition is saying.