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I am depressed rather at the wave of brutality sweeping over the country.
John Burns

Meaning of "sweeping" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF SWEEPING

sweeping  [ˈswiːpɪŋ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SWEEPING

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Sweeping is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES SWEEPING MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of sweeping in the English dictionary

The first definition of sweeping in the dictionary is comprehensive and wide-ranging. Other definition of sweeping is indiscriminate or without reservations. Sweeping is also decisive or overwhelming.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SWEEPING


beekeeping
ˈbiːˌkiːpɪŋ
creeping
ˈkriːpɪŋ
gamekeeping
ˈɡeɪmˌkiːpɪŋ
gatekeeping
ˈɡeɪtˌkiːpɪŋ
goalkeeping
ˈɡəʊlˌkiːpɪŋ
heaping
ˈhiːpɪŋ
housekeeping
ˈhaʊsˌkiːpɪŋ
keeping
ˈkiːpɪŋ
mine-sweeping
ˈmaɪnˌswiːpɪŋ
minesweeping
ˈmaɪnˌswiːpɪŋ
mineworker
ˈmaɪnˌswiːpɪŋ
peacekeeping
ˈpiːsˌkiːpɪŋ
reaping
ˈriːpɪŋ
record-keeping
ˈrɛkɔːdˌkiːpɪŋ
safekeeping
ˈseɪfˈkiːpɪŋ
sleeping
ˈsliːpɪŋ
storekeeping
ˈstɔːˌkiːpɪŋ
timekeeping
ˈtaɪmˌkiːpɪŋ
unsleeping
ʌnˈsliːpɪŋ
weeping
ˈwiːpɪŋ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SWEEPING

sweeney
sweeny
sweep
sweep hand
sweep something under the carpet
sweep the board
sweep-saw
sweepback
sweeper
sweepingly
sweepingness
sweepings
sweepstake
sweepstakes
sweepy
sweer
sweet
sweet alison
sweet alyssum
sweet basil

WORDS THAT END LIKE SWEEPING

book-keeping
camping
double-entry book-keeping
dropping
helping
hopping
landscaping
mapping
overlapping
ping
propping
shipping
shopping
single entry book-keeping
stepping
stopping
stripping
typing
wrapping
yelping

Synonyms and antonyms of sweeping in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «SWEEPING»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «sweeping» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of sweeping

Translation of «sweeping» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SWEEPING

Find out the translation of sweeping to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of sweeping from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «sweeping» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

连绵曲折的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

dramático
570 millions of speakers

English

sweeping
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

व्यापक
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

كاسحة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

подметание
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

radical
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সুদূরপ্রসারিত
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

large
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Menyapu
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

weit ausholend
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ゆったりと湾曲した
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

넓고 긴
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Nyapu
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

quét
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பெரும்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

भरमसाट
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

geniş kapsamlı
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

ampio
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

zamiatanie
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

підмітання
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

zdrobitoare
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

σαρωτικές
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

vee
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

svepande
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

feiing
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of sweeping

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SWEEPING»

The term «sweeping» is very widely used and occupies the 14.752 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SWEEPING» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about sweeping

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10 QUOTES WITH «SWEEPING»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word sweeping.
1
Peter Agre
Now a cholera epidemic was sweeping through Southeast Asia and south Asia in the early 1970s, so I started medical school and I joined a laboratory to work on this.
2
Debbie Allen
There are some scenes that work beautifully in a moving, sweeping master, which is how I like to work.
3
Adam Arkin
The place was crawling with youngsters. It was good, because the kids were good. I can't make a general assumption. Again, you're probably getting, as a general theme from me, that I don't make a lot of broad, sweeping rules about movies.
4
John Burns
I am depressed rather at the wave of brutality sweeping over the country.
5
Kim Campbell
On the same day I was sworn in as Prime Minister of Canada, I announced the most sweeping reform ever undertaken in the structure of our federal government.
6
John Griffin Carlisle
In the broad and sweeping sense which the use of the term generally implies, I am not a free-trader.
7
Michael Dell
I do think a founder has special permission to make sweeping changes across an organization.
8
Caleb Deschanel
Most people think of cinematographers as choosing subjects of an epic nature to show off what they do - big, sweeping images of war or pageantry.
9
Chris Evans
What do I geek out about? What am I? Hmmm. I love movies. I watch movies. I like big, sweeping epics, like Ed Zwick stuff: 'The Last Samurai,' 'Legends of the Fall,' 'Blood Diamond,' 'Glory.'
10
Stephen J. Field
The present assault upon capital is but the beginning. It will be but a stepping-stone to others, larger and more sweeping, till our political contests will become a war of the poor against the rich.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SWEEPING»

Discover the use of sweeping in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to sweeping and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Sweeping the Dust
In this book, a companion to An Offering of Leaves, much-loved Jivamukti Yoga teacher Ruth Lauer-Manenti ("Lady Ruth") offers over forty more of the "dharma talks" that she gives at the beginning of each yoga class.
Lauer-Manenti, Ruth, 2010
2
British Chimney Sweeps: Five Centuries of Chimney Sweeping
The art and science of chimney sweeping are examined in detailed for the first time in this lively and fascinating book.
Benita Cullingford, 2001
3
Sweeping the German Nation: Domesticity and National ...
Is cleanliness next to Germanness, as some 19th century nationalists insisted? This book explores the relationship between gender roles, domesticity, and German national identity between 1870–1945.
Nancy R. Reagin, 2006
4
Classical Education: The Movement Sweeping America
Classical Education: The Movement Sweeping America examines the decline of American education and offers a solution.
Gene Edward Veith, Andrew Kern, 2001
5
The English is Coming!: How One Language is Sweeping the World
Through the fascinating stories of thirty English words used and understood in nearly all corners of the globe, The English Is Coming! takes readers on an eye-opening journey across culture and commerce, war and peace, and time and space.
Leslie Dunton-Downer, 2010
6
Sweeping Changes: Discovering the Joy of Zen in Everyday Tasks
Whether you live in a small room, an apartment, or a palace, this delightful, insightful book will not only change y
Gary Thorp, 2001
7
Urban Sediment Removal: The Science, Policy, and Management ...
There is not an extensive literature on street sweeping.
Robert Brinkmann, Graham A. Tobin, 2001
8
Sweeping Up the Heart: A Father's Lament for His Daughter
The author reflects on his daughter's death in an automobile accident only four months after her graduation from college, and his attempts to come to terms with his grief
Paul W. Nisly, 1992
9
Sweeping Tsunamis
... Richard Spilsbury. SWEEPING TSUNAMIS Revised and Updated Louise and Richard Spilsbury Chicago, Illinois Contents What Is a Tsunami? ............................. ...............................4 What Causes a Tsunami? AWESOME FORCES OF NATURE.
Louise Spilsbury, Richard Spilsbury, 2010
10
Sweeping the way: divine transformation in the Aztec ...
Although scholars typically privilege the manuscripts' textual descriptions, Sweeping the Wayexamines the fundamental role of their pictorial elements, which significantly expand the information contained in the texts.
Catherine R. DiCesare, 2009

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SWEEPING»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term sweeping is used in the context of the following news items.
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Kenney: Bring back city-funded street sweeping, add 'South Philly …
Charles Johnson in the Passyunk Avenue Revitalization Corp. garage in front of a street cleaning machine. ( STEPHANIE AARONSON / Staff Photographer ) ... «Philly.com, Jun 15»
2
Cancer Epidemic Sweeping Through China
A cancer epidemic is sweeping through China and the country sees soaring rates of the disease, while foreign hospitals are seeing an opportunity. Bloomberg's ... «Bloomberg, Jun 15»
3
Massive street sweeping starts this week in Minneapolis; knowing …
City sweeping crews are poised to gussy up nearly 1,000 miles of streets starting Tuesday, and drivers need to be on the lookout for “No Parking” signs or run ... «Minneapolis Star Tribune, Apr 15»
4
Mourners-for-rent fill in for busy relatives on China's tomb-sweeping
Monday was the final day of China's three-day "Qingming jie", or tomb-sweeping festival - a national holiday. Relatives visit the graves of ancestors to mourn the ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Apr 15»
5
Family of 7 drown in reservoir after sweeping relatives' tombs
In a cruelly ironic twist, the incident occurred straight after the family had finished sweeping their relatives' tombs in celebration of the Tomb Sweeping holiday. «Shanghaiist, Apr 15»
6
War heroes honored in China on Tomb Sweeping Day
The Chinese public honored the nation's revolutionary martyrs and war heroes to mark China's Tomb Sweeping Day, which falls on Sunday. A website launched ... «WantChinaTimes, Apr 15»
7
Columbus steps up street-sweeping efforts
Columbus plans to take a more aggressive stance on street sweeping in the ... Street sweeping Downtown begins on Monday, and the city plans to ticket and ... «Columbus Dispatch, Apr 15»
8
Chinese Tomb Sweeping Festival
Tomb Sweeping Festival — known in Chinese as Qingming Jie (清明节) — is a holiday traditionally celebrated each year on the fifteenth day following the spring ... «GoKunming, Apr 15»
9
6 Things You Didn't Know About Tomb Sweeping Day
While we are enjoying this three-day holiday (April 4-6 with Tomb Sweeping Day ... 1) The Chinese term for Tomb Sweeping Day is Qingming Jie (清明节), which ... «The Beijinger, Apr 15»
10
Denver street sweeping parking schedule kicks off Wednesday
Don't think of it as a parking pain — call it your contribution to air and water quality in Denver. Street-sweeping parking regulations spring into play Wednesday, ... «The Denver Post, Mar 15»

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