Associations to the word «Sweeping»


SWEEPING, verb. Present participle of sweep
SWEEPING, noun. (countable) An instance of sweeping.
SWEEPING, noun. (uncountable) The activity of sweeping.
SWEEPING, adjective. Wide, broad, affecting or touching upon many things
SWEEPING, adjective. Completely overwhelming
SWEEPING DAY, noun. A day for sweeping.

Dictionary definition

SWEEPING, noun. The act of cleaning with a broom.
SWEEPING, adjective. 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, adjective. Ignoring distinctions; "sweeping generalizations"; "wholesale destruction".

Wise words

A word is not a crystal, transparent and unchanged; it is the skin of a living thought and may vary greatly in color and content according to the circumstances and time in which it is used.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.