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sweepback the slant of an airplane wing or other airfoil as it slopes back from the central structure of the aircraft.
sweeper a person, implement, or machine that sweeps.
sweep hand on a timepiece, a centrally-mounted hand that indicates the passage of seconds.(See second hand.)
sweeping having a wide or extended range; comprehensive. [5 definitions]
sweep one off one's feet to overwhelm or conquer, esp. in courtship.
sweepstakes (used with a sing. or pl. verb) a lottery, horse race, or other competition in which money staked by the participants is later awarded to the winner or winners. [2 definitions]
sweet having a flavor like that of sugar or honey; not bitter, salty, or sour in taste. [14 definitions]
sweet alyssum a low-growing garden plant bearing small white or violet flowers.
sweet-and-sour prepared with a sauce containing sugar, a tart ingredient such as lemon juice or vinegar, and seasonings.
sweetbread the thymus gland or pancreas of a young animal, used as food.
sweetbrier a fragrant tall-growing rose plant that bears single pink flowers and has abundant thorns.
sweet cherry a tree having reddish brown bark and bearing white flowers and sweet, edible fruit. [2 definitions]
sweet cicely any of various herblike plants of North America or Europe that bear clusters of small white flowers and have aromatic roots or leaves.
sweet corn any of various types of corn having sweet, edible kernels.
sweeten to cause to be sweet or sweeter, esp. in taste. [5 definitions]
sweetening a substance that sweetens food or beverages. [2 definitions]
sweet flag a marsh plant having swordlike leaves and aromatic roots, and bearing tiny green flowers.
sweet gum a large North American tree having maplelike leaves and bearing prickly ball-shaped fruit. [3 definitions]
sweetheart one of a pair of people who are in love with each other. [4 definitions]
sweetheart contract an official agreement secretly negotiated between an employer and union leaders containing terms beneficial to management and detrimental to union members; sweetheart deal; sweetheart agreement.
sweetie (informal) sweetheart.