The process of cleaning with a mop.
An application of molten asphalt to a roof etc.
present participle of sweep
An instance of sweeping.
"The sidewalk needed a sweeping every morning."
The activity of sweeping.
"Sweeping took all morning."
"The sidewalk needed sweeping every morning."
wide, broad, affecting or touching upon many things
"The government will bring in sweeping changes to the income tax system."
"He loves making sweeping statements without the slightest evidence."
"He claimed a sweeping victory."
extending or performed in a long, continuous curve
"sweeping, desolate moorlands"
"a smooth sweeping motion"
wide in range or effect
"we cannot recommend any sweeping alterations"
(of a statement) taking no account of particular cases or exceptions; too general
"a sweeping assertion"
dirt or refuse collected by sweeping
"the sweepings from the house"
Cleaning off surfaces, or cleaning away dust, dirt, or litter, as a broom does; moving with swiftness and force; carrying everything before it; including in its scope many persons or things; as, a sweeping flood; a sweeping majority; a sweeping accusation.
cleaning with a mop;
"he gave it a good mopping"
the act of cleaning with a broom
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"
having broad range or effect;
"had extensive press coverage"
"far-reaching changes in the social structure"