Sweep
Sweep Sweep, n. 1. The act of sweeping. [1913 Webster]

2. The compass or range of a stroke; as, a long sweep. [1913 Webster]

3. The compass of any turning body or of any motion; as, the sweep of a door; the sweep of the eye. [1913 Webster]

4. The compass of anything flowing or brushing; as, the flood carried away everything within its sweep. [1913 Webster]

5. Violent and general destruction; as, the sweep of an epidemic disease. [1913 Webster]

6. Direction and extent of any motion not rectlinear; as, the sweep of a compass. [1913 Webster]

7. Direction or departure of a curve, a road, an arch, or the like, away from a rectlinear line. [1913 Webster]

The road which makes a small sweep. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]

8. One who sweeps; a sweeper; specifically, a chimney sweeper. [1913 Webster]

9. (Founding) A movable templet for making molds, in loam molding. [1913 Webster]

10. (Naut.) (a) 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. (b) A large oar used in small vessels, partly to propel them and partly to steer them. [1913 Webster]

11. (Refining) The almond furnace. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

12. 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. [Variously written {swape}, {sweep}, {swepe}, and {swipe}.] [1913 Webster]

13. (Card Playing) 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. [1913 Webster]

14. pl. The sweeping of workshops where precious metals are worked, containing filings, etc. [1913 Webster]

{Sweep net}, a net for drawing over a large compass.

{Sweep of the tiller} (Naut.), a circular frame on which the tiller traverses. [1913 Webster]


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  • Sweep — may refer to any of the following:Cleaning * Chimney sweep * Street sweeper * To clean using a broom or brushBoating* A kind of oar used for guiding bateaus and similar boats * In sport rowing, a boat that has only one oar per rowerports* Sweep… …   Wikipedia

  • Sweep — Sweep, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Swept}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Sweeping}.] [OE. swepen; akin to AS. sw[=a]pan. See {Swoop}, v. i.] 1. 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sweep — Sweep, n. 1. The act of sweeping. [1913 Webster] 2. The compass or range of a stroke; as, a long sweep. [1913 Webster] 3. The compass of any turning body or of any motion; as, the sweep of a door; the sweep of the eye. [1913 Webster] 4. The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sweep — bezeichnet: Sweep (Sport), eine Siegesserie im Sport Sweep (Grafik), ein Verfahren in der Computergrafik Sweep Picking, eine Spieltechnik der Gitarre Sweep (Informatik), ein Verfahren in der Informatik Sweep (Software), ein Audioeditor für Linux… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • sweep — [swēp] vt. swept, sweeping [ME swepen, akin to (or ? altered <) OE swapan: see SWOOP] 1. to clear or clean (a surface, room, etc.) as by brushing with a broom 2. to remove or clear away (dirt, debris, etc.) as with a broom or brushing movement …   English World dictionary

  • sweep — ► VERB (past and past part. swept) 1) clean (an area) by brushing away dirt or litter. 2) move or push with great force. 3) (sweep away/aside) remove or abolish swiftly and suddenly. 4) search or survey (an area). 5) pass or traverse swiftly and… …   English terms dictionary

  • sweep — [n1] range, extent ambit, breadth, compass, extension, latitude, length, orbit, purview, radius, reach, region, scope, span, stretch, vista; concepts 651,756,788 sweep [n2] movement arc, bend, course, curve, gesture, move, play, progress, stroke …   New thesaurus

  • sweep — (v.) c.1300, perhaps from a past tense form of M.E. swope sweep, from O.E. swapan to sweep (transitive & intransitive); see SWOOP (Cf. swoop). The noun meaning range, extent is attested from 1679; in ref. to police or military actions, it is… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Sweep — Sweep, v. i. 1. To clean rooms, yards, etc., or to clear away dust, dirt, litter, etc., with a broom, brush, or the like. [1913 Webster] 2. To brush swiftly over the surface of anything; to pass with switness and force, as if brushing the surface …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sweep — Sweep. См. Вращающийся шаблон. (Источник: «Металлы и сплавы. Справочник.» Под редакцией Ю.П. Солнцева; НПО Профессионал , НПО Мир и семья ; Санкт Петербург, 2003 г.) …   Словарь металлургических терминов

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