Sweep

  • 1 Sweep — may refer to any of the following:Cleaning * Chimney sweep * Street sweeper * To clean using a broom or brushBoating* A kind of oar used for guiding bateaus and similar boats * In sport rowing, a boat that has only one oar per rowerports* Sweep… …

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  • 2 Sweep — Sweep, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Swept}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Sweeping}.] [OE. swepen; akin to AS. sw[=a]pan. See {Swoop}, v. i.] 1. To pass a broom across (a surface) so as to remove loose dirt, dust, etc.; to brush, or rub over, with a broom for the… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 Sweep — Sweep, n. 1. The act of sweeping. [1913 Webster] 2. The compass or range of a stroke; as, a long sweep. [1913 Webster] 3. The compass of any turning body or of any motion; as, the sweep of a door; the sweep of the eye. [1913 Webster] 4. The… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 Sweep — bezeichnet: Sweep (Sport), eine Siegesserie im Sport Sweep (Grafik), ein Verfahren in der Computergrafik Sweep Picking, eine Spieltechnik der Gitarre Sweep (Informatik), ein Verfahren in der Informatik Sweep (Software), ein Audioeditor für Linux… …

    Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 5 sweep — [swēp] vt. swept, sweeping [ME swepen, akin to (or ? altered <) OE swapan: see SWOOP] 1. to clear or clean (a surface, room, etc.) as by brushing with a broom 2. to remove or clear away (dirt, debris, etc.) as with a broom or brushing movement …

    English World dictionary

  • 6 sweep — ► VERB (past and past part. swept) 1) clean (an area) by brushing away dirt or litter. 2) move or push with great force. 3) (sweep away/aside) remove or abolish swiftly and suddenly. 4) search or survey (an area). 5) pass or traverse swiftly and… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 sweep — [n1] range, extent ambit, breadth, compass, extension, latitude, length, orbit, purview, radius, reach, region, scope, span, stretch, vista; concepts 651,756,788 sweep [n2] movement arc, bend, course, curve, gesture, move, play, progress, stroke …

    New thesaurus

  • 8 sweep — (v.) c.1300, perhaps from a past tense form of M.E. swope sweep, from O.E. swapan to sweep (transitive & intransitive); see SWOOP (Cf. swoop). The noun meaning range, extent is attested from 1679; in ref. to police or military actions, it is… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 9 Sweep — Sweep, v. i. 1. To clean rooms, yards, etc., or to clear away dust, dirt, litter, etc., with a broom, brush, or the like. [1913 Webster] 2. To brush swiftly over the surface of anything; to pass with switness and force, as if brushing the surface …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 10 Sweep — Sweep. См. Вращающийся шаблон. (Источник: «Металлы и сплавы. Справочник.» Под редакцией Ю.П. Солнцева; НПО Профессионал , НПО Мир и семья ; Санкт Петербург, 2003 г.) …

    Словарь металлургических терминов

  • 11 sweep — index coverage (scope), extent, gamut, range, scope, space Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 12 Sweep —   [englisch, swiːp], Tusch …

    Universal-Lexikon

  • 13 sweep — n *range, gamut, reach, radius, compass, scope, orbit, horizon, ken, purview Analogous words: *expanse, amplitude, spread …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 14 sweep — (See pull) …

    Glossary of postal terms

  • 15 sweep|er — «SWEE puhr», noun. 1. a person or thing that sweeps: »a street sweeper. 2. = minesweeper. (Cf. ↑minesweeper) …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 16 sweep|y — «SWEE pee», adjective. characterized by sweeping movement or form; sweeping …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 17 sweep — sweep1 W3S3 [swi:p] v past tense and past participle swept [swept] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(clean something)¦ 2¦(push something somewhere)¦ 3¦(push somebody/something with force)¦ 4¦(group moves)¦ 5¦(wind/waves etc)¦ 6¦(become popular)¦ 7¦(feeling)¦… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 sweep — sweep1 [ swip ] (past tense and past participle swept [ swept ] ) verb ** ▸ 1 clean with long brush ▸ 2 move/spread quickly ▸ 3 look at/search ▸ 4 stretch over large area ▸ 5 win easily ▸ + PHRASES 1. ) intransitive or transitive to clean a floor …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 19 sweep — 1 /swi:p/ verb past tense and past participle swept /swept/ 1 CLEAN STH (T) to clean the dust, dirt etc from the floor or ground using a special brush: Bert swept the path in front of the house. | Sweep the floor clean for me please. 2 PUSH STH… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 sweep — I UK [swiːp] / US [swɪp] verb Word forms sweep : present tense I/you/we/they sweep he/she/it sweeps present participle sweeping past tense swept UK [swept] / US past participle swept ** 1) a) [intransitive/transitive] to clean a floor, the ground …

    English dictionary