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Another word for sweep

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Verb
  1. To wield boldly and dramatically

      1. To wave or flourish (something, often a weapon) in a menacing, defiant, or excited way.
      1. To be at the peak of development, activity, influence, production, etc.; be in one's prime
      2. To wave (a sword, arm, hat, etc.) in the air; brandish
      3. To wield, wave, or exhibit dramatically.
      1. To move or swing (something) as a signal; motion with (the hand, arms, etc.)
      2. To have the form of a series of curves or undulations
      3. To signal by moving a hand, arm, light, etc. to and fro
    See also:

    express

Noun
  1. A wide and open area, as of land, sky, or water

      1. (Painting) The depicting of distance, as in a landscape
      2. (Horse Racing) A space that is a certain distance back from the finish line: in order to be qualified for future heats, a horse must have reached this space by the time the winner has completed the course
      3. The extent of space between points on a measured course.
      1. A wide and open extent, as of surface, land, or sky.
      2. A large, open area or unbroken surface; wide extent; great breadth
      3. The distance or amount of expansion.
      1. (Mathematics) A quantity written in an extended form, such as in a sum or product of terms.
      2. A period of increased economic or business activity.
      3. The amount, degree, or extent of expansion
      1. The space, amount, or degree to which a thing extends; size; length; breadth
      2. The range, magnitude, or distance over which a thing extends:
      3. An extensive space or area:
      1. A continuous, uninterrupted extent or stretch
      2. The extent or distance something can reach:
      3. The distance or extent covered in stretching, obtaining, influencing, etc.
      1. An extent or expanse of a surface or three-dimensional area:
      2. (--- Mathematics) A set of elements or points satisfying specified geometric postulates:
      3. An area provided for a particular purpose:
      1. A number of points offered to equalize the chances of winning in a wager on a competition, usually between sports teams.
      2. The extent or limit to which something is or can be spread:
      3. An expanse; extent; stretch; compass
      1. A continuous or unbroken length, area, or expanse:
      2. (Baseball) A series of movements in which a pitcher, standing with the glove side facing home plate, raises both hands to the height of the head and then lowers them to the chest or waist for a short pause before pitching the ball. It is used especially when runners are on base because it gives base runners less time to steal than they have during a full windup.
      3. An unbroken length, tract, or space; continuous extent or distance
    See also:

    place

  2. An area within which something or someone exists, acts, or has influence or power

      1. (Archaic) An external boundary; a circuit.
      2. The limits or scope; bounds
      3. Sphere or scope, as of influence.
      1. A device used to determine geographic direction, usually consisting of a magnetic needle or needles horizontally mounted or suspended and free to pivot until aligned with the earth's magnetic field.
      2. Range or scope, as of understanding, perception, or authority:
      3. Full extent or range; reach; scope; specif., range of tones, as of a voice
      1. The act of extending or the condition of being extended:
      2. Any of the telephones connected to a PBX or other telephone system, each having a number assigned for direct calling; also, the number so assigned
      3. The amount or degree to which something is or can be extended; range; extent
      1. An extensive space or area:
      2. Range or limits of anything; scope; coverage
      3. The range, magnitude, or distance over which a thing extends:
      1. The path followed by a celestial body or artificial satellite as it revolves around another body due to the force of gravity. Orbits are nearly elliptical or circular in shape and are very closely approximated by Kepler's laws of planetary motion.
      2. The sphere of influence, as of a nation
      3. The range or extent of one's experience or activity
      1. (Law) The body or main part of a statute, as distinguished from its preamble.
      2. Range of sight or understanding
      3. The extent or range of activity, function, power, or competence; scope.
      1. The opportunity or freedom to wander or explore:
      2. The area or sphere in which an activity takes place:
      3. The maximum extent or distance limiting operation, action, or effectiveness, as of a sound, radio signal, instrument, firearm, or aircraft:
      1. A continuous, uninterrupted extent or stretch
      2. The distance or extent covered in stretching, obtaining, influencing, etc.
      3. Range or scope of influence or effect:
      1. (Ecol.) Any of the primary biogeographic regions of the earth
      2. An area or sphere, as of knowledge or activity:
      3. A region; sphere; area
      1. The range or extent of action, inquiry, etc., or of an activity, concept, etc.
      2. The extent of the mind's grasp; range of perception or understanding
      3. The range of one's perceptions, thoughts, or actions:
      1. Any round body or figure having the surface equally distant from the center at all points; globe; ball
      2. A place, range, or extent of knowledge, experience, influence, etc.
      3. A range or extent of knowledge, interest, or activity:
      1. A regular movement up or down, as in stock prices.
      2. The course, development, or movement of some activity, business, etc.
      3. (Politics) In an election, the increase or decrease in the number of votes for opposition parties compared with votes for the incumbent party.
    See also:

    territory

Another word for sweep

Noun
  1. Movement

      1. (Sports) A designated route or area on which a race is held:
      2. Development in a particular way; progress:
      3. A typical, natural, or customary manner of proceeding or developing:
      1. Advance toward perfection or to a higher or better state; improvement
      2. Forward or onward movement, as toward a destination:
      3. Forward course; development
      1. A single uninterrupted movement, especially when repeated or in a back-and-forth motion:
      2. (Mech.) Any of a series of continuous, often reciprocating, movements; specif., a single movement of a piston from one end of its range to the other, constituting a half revolution of the engine
      3. A single effort to do, produce, or accomplish something, esp. a successful effort
    See also:

    movement

    swing

  2. Extent

      1. The area or sphere in which an activity takes place:
      2. The opportunity or freedom to wander or explore:
      3. The maximum extent or distance limiting operation, action, or effectiveness, as of a sound, radio signal, instrument, firearm, or aircraft:
      1. A device used to determine geographic direction, usually consisting of a magnetic needle or needles horizontally mounted or suspended and free to pivot until aligned with the earth's magnetic field.
      2. Range or scope, as of understanding, perception, or authority:
      3. Full extent or range; reach; scope; specif., range of tones, as of a voice
      1. The range or extent of action, inquiry, etc., or of an activity, concept, etc.
      2. The extent of the mind's grasp; range of perception or understanding
      3. The range of one's perceptions, thoughts, or actions:
Verb
  1. See also:

    clean

    mop