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Definition of Sweep

  1. intransitive verb To pass a broom across (a surface
  2. intransitive verb To drive or carry along or off with a broom or a brush, or as if with a broom; to remove by, or as if by, brushing; as, to sweep dirt from a floor; the wind sweeps the snow from the hills; a freshet sweeps away a dam, timber, or rubbish; a pestilence sweeps off multitudes.
  3. intransitive verb To brush against or over; to rub lightly along.
  4. intransitive verb To carry with a long, swinging, or dragging motion; hence, to carry in a stately or proud fashion.
  5. intransitive verb To strike with a long stroke.
  6. intransitive verb To draw or drag something over; as, to sweep the bottom of a river with a net.
  7. intransitive verb To pass over, or traverse, with the eye or with an instrument of observation; as, to sweep the heavens with a telescope.
  8. intransitive verb To clean rooms, yards, etc., or to clear away dust, dirt, litter, etc., with a broom, brush, or the like.
  9. intransitive verb To brush swiftly over the surface of anything; to pass with switness and force, as if brushing the surface of anything; to move in a stately manner; as, the wind sweeps across the plain; a woman sweeps through a drawing-room.
  10. intransitive verb To pass over anything comprehensively; to range through with rapidity; as, his eye sweeps through space.
  11. noun The act of sweeping.
  12. noun The compass or range of a stroke; as, a long sweep.
  13. noun The compass of any turning body or of any motion; as, the sweep of a door; the sweep of the eye.
  14. noun The compass of anything flowing or brushing; as, the flood carried away everything within its sweep.
  15. noun Violent and general destruction; as, the sweep of an epidemic disease.
  16. noun Direction and extent of any motion not rectlinear; as, the sweep of a compass.
  17. noun Direction or departure of a curve, a road, an arch, or the like, away from a rectlinear line.
  18. noun One who sweeps; a sweeper; specifically, a chimney sweeper.
  19. noun A movable templet for making molds, in loam molding.
  20. noun The mold of a ship when she begins to curve in at the rungheads; any part of a ship shaped in a segment of a circle.
  21. noun A large oar used in small vessels, partly to propel them and partly to steer them.
  22. noun The almond furnace.
  23. noun A long pole, or piece of timber, moved on a horizontal fulcrum fixed to a tall post and used to raise and lower a bucket in a well for drawing water.
  24. noun In the game of casino, a pairing or combining of all the cards on the board, and so removing them all; in whist, the winning of all the tricks (thirteen
  25. noun The sweeping of workshops where precious metals are worked, containing filings, etc.

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