Pronunciation: (swē'ping),[key] —adj. 1. of wide range or scope.
2. moving or passing about over a wide area: a sweeping glance. 3. moving, driving, or passing steadily and forcibly on.
4. (of the outcome of a contest) decisive; overwhelming; complete: a sweeping victory.
—n. 1. the act of a person or thing that sweeps.
2. sweepings,matter swept out or up, as dust, refuse, etc.