1. sweeping

adjective. ['ˈswiːpɪŋ'] taking in or moving over (or as if over) a wide area; often used in combination.


  • broad


  • thin
  • noncomprehensive

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Rhymes with Sweeping

  • safekeeping
  • sleeping
  • creeping
  • bleeping
  • seeping
  • reaping
  • peeping
  • leaping
  • keeping
  • heaping
  • beeping

Sentences with sweeping

1. Noun, singular or mass
Daily sweeping, weekly mopping and stain removal are necessary, just like any other type of flooring.

2. Verb, gerund or present participle
Work your hands with sculls, sweeping your hands through the water with your elbows still.

3. Adjective
This design changes the rotation motion of the gear into the side-to-side sweeping motion that makes the oscillating fan.

Quotes about sweeping

1. I love a sunburnt country,A land of sweeping plains,Of ragged mountain ranges,Of droughts and flooding rains.I love her far horizons,I love her jewel-sea,Her beauty and her terror –The wide brown land for me!
- Dorothea Mackellar, The Poems of Dorothea Mackellar

2. 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.'
- Chris Evans

3. Why did they believe? Because they saw miracles. Things one man took as chance, a man of faith took as a sign. A loved one recovering from disease, a fortunate business deal, a chance meeting with a long lost friend. It wasn't the grand doctrines or the sweeping ideals that seemed to make believers out of men. It was the simple magic in the world around them.
- Brandon Sanderson, The Hero of Ages

2. sweeping

noun. ['ˈswiːpɪŋ'] the act of cleaning with a broom.


  • cleaning
  • cleansing


  • little
  • closed
  • meager

3. sweeping

adjective. ['ˈswiːpɪŋ'] ignoring distinctions.


  • wholesale


  • adulterating
  • septic