Children's, Intermediate and Advanced Online English Dictionary & Thesaurus

Comprehensive
Dictionary Suite
Help
Help
Help
 
Advanced Dictionary    
Display options
 
Lookup History
sweeping

sweep·ing

sweeping

 
pronunciation:
swi pIng
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
features:
Word Combinations (adjective, noun)
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: having a wide or extended range; comprehensive.
a sweeping biological theory
synonyms:
comprehensive, exhaustive, far-reaching
antonyms:
focused, limited
similar words:
broad, epidemic, extensive, inclusive, large-scale, thoroughgoing, wide
definition 2: passing over an extended area.
a sweeping mass of clouds
synonyms:
widespread
similar words:
expansive, extended, extensive
definition 3: curving in motion or contour.
synonyms:
curvy
similar words:
contoured, flowing
definition 4: of contest results, overwhelming; one-sided.
a sweeping victory
synonyms:
one-sided, overwhelming
antonyms:
narrow
similar words:
decisive, out-and-out, outright, unqualified
Word CombinationsSubscriber feature About this feature
 
part of speech: noun
definition: the action of one that sweeps.
synonyms:
sweep
Word CombinationsSubscriber feature About this feature
derivation: sweepingly (adv.)