Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun sweeping

1 sense of sweeping

Sense 1
sweeping -- (the act of cleaning with a broom)
       => cleaning, cleansing, cleanup -- (the act of making something clean; "he gave his shoes a good cleaning")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb sweep

9 senses of sweep

Sense 1
brush, sweep -- (sweep across or over; "Her long skirt brushed the floor"; "A gasp swept cross the audience")
       => move -- (move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion; "He moved his hand slightly to the right")

Sense 2
sweep, sail -- (move with sweeping, effortless, gliding motions; "The diva swept into the room"; "Shreds of paper sailed through the air"; "The searchlights swept across the sky")
       => move -- (move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion; "He moved his hand slightly to the right")
          Phrasal Verb-> sweep through#1

Sense 3
sweep, broom -- (sweep with a broom or as if with a broom; "Sweep the crumbs off the table"; "Sweep under the bed")
       => wipe, pass over -- (rub with a circular motion; "wipe the blackboard"; "He passed his hands over the soft cloth")

Sense 4
embroil, tangle, sweep, sweep up, drag, drag in -- (force into some kind of situation, condition, or course of action; "They were swept up by the events"; "don't drag me into this business")
       => involve -- (engage as a participant; "Don't involve me in your family affairs!")

Sense 5
cross, traverse, span, sweep -- (to cover or extend over an area or time period; "Rivers traverse the valley floor", "The parking lot spans 3 acres"; "The novel spans three centuries")
       => cover, continue, extend -- (span an interval of distance, space or time; "The war extended over five years"; "The period covered the turn of the century"; "My land extends over the hills on the horizon"; "This farm covers some 200 acres"; "The Archipelago continues for another 500 miles")

Sense 6
sweep -- (clean by sweeping; "Please sweep the floor")
       => clean, make clean -- (make clean by removing dirt, filth, or unwanted substances from; "Clean the stove!"; "The dentist cleaned my teeth")

Sense 7
sweep -- (win an overwhelming victory in or on; "Her new show dog swept all championships")
       => win -- (be the winner in a contest or competition; be victorious; "He won the Gold Medal in skating"; "Our home team won"; "Win the game")

Sense 8
sweep -- (cover the entire range of)
       => cover, continue, extend -- (span an interval of distance, space or time; "The war extended over five years"; "The period covered the turn of the century"; "My land extends over the hills on the horizon"; "This farm covers some 200 acres"; "The Archipelago continues for another 500 miles")

Sense 9
swing, sweep, swing out -- (make a big sweeping gesture or movement)
       => wield, handle, manage -- (handle effectively; "The burglar wielded an axe"; "The young violinist didn't manage her bow very well")

Antonyms of adj sweeping

2 senses of sweeping

Sense 1
sweeping -- (taking in or moving over (or as if over) a wide area; often used in combination; "a sweeping glance"; "a wide-sweeping view of the river")

INDIRECT (VIA wide) -> narrow -- (not wide; "a narrow bridge"; "a narrow line across the page")

Sense 2
sweeping, wholesale -- (ignoring distinctions; "sweeping generalizations"; "wholesale destruction")

INDIRECT (VIA indiscriminate) -> discriminate -- (marked by the ability to see or make fine distinctions; "discriminate judgments"; "discriminate people")

Similarity of adj sweeping

2 senses of sweeping

Sense 1
sweeping -- (taking in or moving over (or as if over) a wide area; often used in combination; "a sweeping glance"; "a wide-sweeping view of the river")
       => wide (vs. narrow), broad -- (having great (or a certain) extent from one side to the other; "wide roads"; "a wide necktie"; "wide margins"; "three feet wide"; "a river two miles broad"; "broad shoulders"; "a broad river")

Sense 2
sweeping, wholesale -- (ignoring distinctions; "sweeping generalizations"; "wholesale destruction")
       => indiscriminate (vs. discriminate) -- (not marked by fine distinctions; "indiscriminate reading habits"; "an indiscriminate mixture of colors and styles")

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