swepe

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]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • swepe — v. a. == strike, exercise. Ps. lxxvi. 7. AS. swip. ON. svipa …   Oldest English Words

  • sweepy — ˈswēpē, pi adjective ( er/ est) : sweeping in motion, line, or force a magnificent avenue of sweepy Australian pines Horace Sutton …   Useful english dictionary

  • swape — 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 — 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 net — 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 of the tiller — 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

  • swipe — 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

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  • Schweifen — Schweifen, verb. reg. welches als ein Intensivum von schweben angesehen werden kann, und in einer doppelten Gestalt üblich ist. I. Als ein Neutrum, mit dem Hülfsworte seyn, wo es eigentlich bedeutet, sich in einem weiten Raume hin und her bewegen …   Grammatisch-kritisches Wörterbuch der Hochdeutschen Mundart

  • sweep — [13] The Old English word for ‘sweep’ was swāpan, which evolved into Middle English swope. Modern English sweep, which began to emerge in the 13th century, probably came from the old past tense swepe, a descendant of Old English swēop. Swāpan… …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins


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