sweeping

  • 1 sweeping — sweep‧ing [ˈswiːpɪŋ] adjective sweeping changes, cuts etc affect many people and make a big difference: • The multinational announced a sweeping reorganization of its trading and investment arm. • The firm has taken sweeping steps to tackle its… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 2 Sweeping — 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 Sweeping — bezeichnet: Sweep Picking, eine Spieltechnik für die E Gitarre ein Modellierverfahren der 3D Computergrafik, siehe Sweeping (Modellierung) Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur Unterscheidung mehrerer mit demselben Wort bezeichneter Begriff …

    Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 4 sweeping — ► ADJECTIVE 1) extending or performed in a long, continuous curve. 2) wide in range or effect. 3) (of a statement) too general. ► NOUN (sweepings) ▪ dirt or refuse collected by sweeping. DERIVATIVES sweepingly adve …

    English terms dictionary

  • 5 sweeping — [swē′piŋ] adj. 1. that sweeps; cleansing or carrying away with or as with a broom 2. reaching in a long curve or line 3. extending over the whole range or a great space 4. a) extensive; comprehensive; thoroughgoing b) complete; decisive …

    English World dictionary

  • 6 sweeping — index broad, complete (all embracing), comprehensive, extensive, far reaching, general, generic, incl …

    Law dictionary

  • 7 sweeping — *indiscriminate, wholesale Analogous words: promiscuous, heterogeneous, motley, *miscellaneous …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 8 sweeping — [adj] wide ranging across the board, all around, all embracing, all encompassing, all inclusive, all out, bird’s eye*, blanket, broad, complete, comprehensive, exaggerated, exhaustive, extensive, full, general, global, inclusive, indiscriminate,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 9 sweeping — sweep|ing [ˈswi:pıŋ] adj 1.) affecting many things, or making an important difference to something sweeping changes/cuts/reforms etc ▪ They want to make sweeping changes to education policies. 2.) [only before noun] including a lot of information …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 10 sweeping — [[t]swi͟ːpɪŋ[/t]] 1) ADJ: ADJ n A sweeping curve is a long wide curve. ...the long sweeping curve of Rio s Guanabara Bay. 2) ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n (disapproval) If someone makes a sweeping statement or generalization, they make a statement which… …

    English dictionary

  • 11 sweeping — 1. noun a) An instance of sweeping. The sidewalk needed a sweeping every morning. b) The activity of sweeping. Sweeping took all morning. 2. adjective a) wide …

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  • 12 sweeping — adjective 1 affecting many things, or making a big difference to things: sweeping changes/cuts etc: sweeping changes that mean job cuts in every department | sweeping proposals 2 lacking knowledge of or consideration for facts or details:… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 sweeping — sweep|ing [ swipıŋ ] adjective 1. ) a sweeping change or development has a major effect: He proposed sweeping changes to the business. 2. ) not based on specific facts or details and therefore not completely accurate or fair: sweeping… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 14 sweeping — I. noun Date: 14th century 1. the act or action of one that sweeps < gave the room a good sweeping > 2. plural things collected by sweeping ; refuse II. adjective Date: 1573 1 …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 15 sweeping — adjective 1) sweeping changes Syn: extensive, wide ranging, global, broad, comprehensive, all inclusive, all embracing, far reaching, across the board; thorough, radical; informal wall to wall Ant: limited, narrow …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 16 sweeping — /ˈswipɪŋ/ (say sweeping) adjective 1. of wide range or scope; far reaching. 2. moving or passing about over a wide area: a sweeping glance. 3. moving, driving, or passing steadily or forcibly on. 4. without limitations; indiscriminate;… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 17 sweeping —    A handful of beliefs centre on the act of sweeping, in addition to those connected with the *broom itself. Sweeping dust out of the house is ill advised: A Lincolnshire maidservant explained to me some years ago that it was wrong to sweep out… …

    A Dictionary of English folklore

  • 18 Sweeping — Le sweeping est une technique de jeu de balayage à part entière de la guitare qui consiste à gratter une ou plusieurs cordes en conservant le même sens d attaque du médiator, à la différence du strict aller retour où il faut alterner avec… …

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  • 19 sweeping — UK [ˈswiːpɪŋ] / US [ˈswɪpɪŋ] adjective 1) a sweeping change or development has a major effect 2) not based on specific facts or details and therefore not completely accurate or fair sweeping conclusions/generalizations/proposals 3) with a wide… …

    English dictionary

  • 20 sweeping — adj. & n. adj. 1 wide in range or effect (sweeping changes). 2 taking no account of particular cases or exceptions (a sweeping statement). n. (in pl.) dirt etc. collected by sweeping. Derivatives: sweepingly adv. sweepingness n …

    Useful english dictionary