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Scan vs. Sweep

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  • Scan (verb)

    To read or mark so as to show a specific meter. from 14th C.

    "to scan verse"

  • Scan (verb)

    To examine sequentially, carefully, or critically; to scrutinize; to behold closely. from 16th C.

    "She scanned the passage carefully but could not find what she was looking for."

  • Scan (verb)

    To look about for; to look over quickly. from 19th C.

    "He scanned the horizon."

  • Scan (verb)

    To conform to a metrical structure.

  • Scan (verb)

    To inspect, analyze or go over, often to find something.

    "to scan the hard drive for errors"

  • Scan (verb)

    To create a digital copy of an image using a scanner.

    "to scan a photograph"

    "Pencil drawings don't scan very well."

  • Scan (verb)

    To read with an electronic device.

    "to scan a barcode; to scan a QR code"

  • Scan (verb)

    To mount by steps; to go through with step by step.

  • Scan (noun)

    Close investigation. from 1700s

  • Scan (noun)

    An instance of scanning.

    "The operators vacated the room during the scan."

  • Scan (noun)

    The result or output of a scanning process.

    "The doctors looked at the scans and made a diagnosis."

  • Sweep (verb)

    To stroking motion of a broom or brush.

    "to sweep a floor, the street, or a chimney"

  • Sweep (verb)

    To move through a (horizontal) arc or similar long stroke.

    "The wind sweeps across the plain."

    "The offended countess swept out of the ballroom."

  • Sweep (verb)

    To search (a place) methodically.

  • Sweep (verb)

    To travel quickly.

  • Sweep (verb)

    To play a sweep shot.

  • Sweep (verb)

    To brush the ice in front of a moving stone, causing it to travel farther and to curl less.

  • Sweep (verb)

    To move something in a long sweeping motion, as a broom.

  • Sweep (verb)

    To losing any of the games in that series.

  • Sweep (verb)

    To losing any of the games in that series.

  • Sweep (verb)

    To remove something abruptly and thoroughly.

    "She swept the peelings off the table onto the floor."

    "The wind sweeps the snow from the hills."

    "The flooded river swept away the wooden dam."

  • Sweep (verb)

    To brush against or over; to rub lightly along.

    "Their long descending train, / With rubies edged and sapphires, swept the plain."

  • Sweep (verb)

    To carry with a long, swinging, or dragging motion; hence, to carry in a stately or proud fashion.

  • Sweep (verb)

    To strike with a long stroke.

  • Sweep (verb)

    To draw or drag something over.

    "to sweep the bottom of a river with a net"

  • Sweep (verb)

    To pass over, or traverse, with the eye or with an instrument of observation.

    "to sweep the heavens with a telescope"

  • Sweep (noun)

    A single action of sweeping.

    "Give the front steps a quick sweep to get rid of those fallen leaves."

  • Sweep (noun)

    The person who steers a dragon boat.

  • Sweep (noun)

    A person who stands at the stern of a surf boat, steering with a steering oar and commanding the crew.

  • Sweep (noun)

    A chimney sweep.

  • Sweep (noun)

    A methodical search, typically for bugs (electronic listening devices).

  • Sweep (noun)

    A batsman's shot, played from a kneeling position with a swinging horizontal bat.

    "Bradman attempted a sweep, but in fact top edged the ball to the wicket keeper"

  • Sweep (noun)

    A lottery, usually on the results of a sporting event, where players win if their randomly chosen team wins.

    "Jim will win fifty dollars in the office sweep if Japan wins the World Cup."

  • Sweep (noun)

    A flow of water parallel to shore caused by wave action at an ocean beach or at a point or headland.

  • Sweep (noun)

    A throw or takedown that primarily uses the legs to attack an opponent's legs.

  • Sweep (noun)

    Violent and general destruction.

    "the sweep of an epidemic disease"

  • Sweep (noun)

    A movable templet for making moulds, in loam moulding.

  • Sweep (noun)

    In the game casino, the act of capturing all face-up cards from the table.

  • Sweep (noun)

    The compass of any turning body or of any motion.

    "the sweep of a door; the sweep of the eye"

  • Sweep (noun)

    Direction or departure of a curve, a road, an arch, etc. away from a rectilinear line.

  • Sweep (noun)

    A large oar used in small vessels, partly to propel them and partly to steer them.

  • Sweep (noun)

    The almond furnace.

  • Sweep (noun)

    A long pole, or piece of timber, moved on a horizontal fulcrum fixed to a tall post and used to raise and lower a bucket in a well for drawing water.

  • Sweep (noun)

    Any of the blades of a windmill.

  • Sweep (noun)

    The sweepings of workshops where precious metals are worked, containing filings, etc.

  • Sweep (noun)

    Any of several pl=s in the kyphosid subfamily noshow=1.

  • Sweep (noun)

    An expanse or a swath, a strip of land.

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  • Scan

    To mount by steps; to go through with step by step.

  • Scan

    Specifically (Pros.), to go through with, as a verse, marking and distinguishing the feet of which it is composed; to show, in reading, the metrical structure of; to recite metrically.

  • Scan

    To go over and examine point by point; to examine with care; to look closely at or into; to scrutinize.

  • Scan

    To examine quickly, from point to point, in search of something specific; as, to scan an article for mention of a particular person.

  • Scan

    To form an image or an electronic representation of, by passing a beam of light or electrons over, and detecting and recording the reflected or transmitted signal.

  • Sweep

    To pass a broom across (a surface) so as to remove loose dirt, dust, etc.; to brush, or rub over, with a broom for the purpose of cleaning; as, to sweep a floor, the street, or a chimney. Used also figuratively.

  • Sweep

    To drive or carry along or off with a broom or a brush, or as if with a broom; to remove by, or as if by, brushing; as, to sweep dirt from a floor; the wind sweeps the snow from the hills; a freshet sweeps away a dam, timber, or rubbish; a pestilence sweeps off multitudes.

  • Sweep

    To brush against or over; to rub lightly along.

  • Sweep

    To carry with a long, swinging, or dragging motion; hence, to carry in a stately or proud fashion.

  • Sweep

    To strike with a long stroke.

  • Sweep

    To draw or drag something over; as, to sweep the bottom of a river with a net.

  • Sweep

    To pass over, or traverse, with the eye or with an instrument of observation; as, to sweep the heavens with a telescope.

  • Sweep (verb)

    To clean rooms, yards, etc., or to clear away dust, dirt, litter, etc., with a broom, brush, or the like.

  • Sweep (verb)

    To brush swiftly over the surface of anything; to pass with switness and force, as if brushing the surface of anything; to move in a stately manner; as, the wind sweeps across the plain; a woman sweeps through a drawing-room.

  • Sweep (verb)

    To pass over anything comprehensively; to range through with rapidity; as, his eye sweeps through space.

  • Sweep (noun)

    The act of sweeping.

  • Sweep (noun)

    The compass or range of a stroke; as, a long sweep.

  • Sweep (noun)

    The compass of any turning body or of any motion; as, the sweep of a door; the sweep of the eye.

  • Sweep (noun)

    The compass of anything flowing or brushing; as, the flood carried away everything within its sweep.

  • Sweep (noun)

    Violent and general destruction; as, the sweep of an epidemic disease.

  • Sweep (noun)

    Direction and extent of any motion not rectlinear; as, the sweep of a compass.

  • Sweep (noun)

    Direction or departure of a curve, a road, an arch, or the like, away from a rectlinear line.

  • Sweep (noun)

    One who sweeps; a sweeper; specifically, a chimney sweeper.

  • Sweep (noun)

    A movable templet for making molds, in loam molding.

  • Sweep (noun)

    The mold of a ship when she begins to curve in at the rungheads; any part of a ship shaped in a segment of a circle.

  • Sweep (noun)

    The almond furnace.

  • Sweep (noun)

    A long pole, or piece of timber, moved on a horizontal fulcrum fixed to a tall post and used to raise and lower a bucket in a well for drawing water.

  • Sweep (noun)

    In the game of casino, a pairing or combining of all the cards on the board, and so removing them all; in whist, the winning of all the tricks (thirteen) in a hand; a slam.

  • Sweep (noun)

    The sweeping of workshops where precious metals are worked, containing filings, etc.

Webster Dictionary
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  • Scan (noun)

    the act of scanning; systematic examination of a prescribed region;

    "he made a thorough scan of the beach with his binoculars"

  • Scan (noun)

    an image produced by scanning;

    "he analyzed the brain scan"

    "you could see the tumor in the CAT scan"

  • Scan (verb)

    examine minutely or intensely;

    "the surgeon scanned the X-ray"

  • Scan (verb)

    examine hastily;

    "She scanned the newspaper headlines while waiting for the taxi"

  • Scan (verb)

    make a wide, sweeping search of;

    "The beams scanned the night sky"

  • Scan (verb)

    conform to a metrical pattern

  • Scan (verb)

    move a light beam over; in electronics, to reproduce an image

  • Scan (verb)

    read metrically;

    "scan verses"

  • Scan (verb)

    obtain data from magnetic tapes;

    "This dictionary can be read by the computer"

  • Sweep (noun)

    a wide scope;

    "the sweep of the plains"

  • Sweep (noun)

    someone who cleans soot from chimneys

  • Sweep (noun)

    winning all or all but one of the tricks in bridge

  • Sweep (noun)

    a long oar used in an open boat

  • Sweep (noun)

    (American football) an attempt to advance the ball by running around the end of the line

  • Sweep (noun)

    a movement in an arc;

    "a sweep of his arm"

  • Sweep (verb)

    sweep across or over;

    "Her long skirt brushed the floor"

    "A gasp swept cross the audience"

  • Sweep (verb)

    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"

  • Sweep (verb)

    sweep with a broom or as if with a broom;

    "Sweep the crumbs off the table"

    "Sweep under the bed"

  • Sweep (verb)

    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"

  • Sweep (verb)

    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"

  • Sweep (verb)

    clean by sweeping;

    "Please sweep the floor"

  • Sweep (verb)

    win an overwhelming victory in or on;

    "Her new show dog swept all championships"

  • Sweep (verb)

    cover the entire range of

  • Sweep (verb)

    make a big sweeping gesture or movement

Princeton's WordNet
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