Definition of Swept

1. Adjective. Possessing sweep. "The sleek swept wings of the plane"

Similar to: Sweptback, Sweptwing
Antonyms: Unswept



Definition of Swept

1. Verb. (past of sweep) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Swept

1. sweep [v] - See also: sweep

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Swept

swelltoads
swelp
swelt
swelted
swelter
sweltered
sweltering
swelteringly
swelters
sweltery
swelting
sweltrier
sweltriest
sweltry
swelts
swept (current term)
swept path
swept paths
sweptback
sweptwing
sweptwings
swerf
swerfed
swerfing
swerfs
swerve
swerved
swerver
swervers
swerves

Literary usage of Swept

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1. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1912)
"Suggestions may be made that the act of the United States in paying for the value of the steamboat after she was swept off by the ice freshet and destroyed ..."

2. The Life of Charles Dickens by John Forster (1873)
"... everything was swept away by a larger scheme, in its extent and its danger more swept away suitable to the wild and hazardous enterprises of that prodi- ..."

3. Evangeline: A Tale of Acadie by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1854)
"... Cotton-trees nodded their shadowy crests, they swept with the current, Then emerged into broad lagoons, where silvery sand-bars Lay in the stream, ..."

4. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1912)
"Suggestions may be made that the act of the United States in paying for the value of the steamboat after she was swept off by the ice freshet and destroyed ..."

5. The Life of Charles Dickens by John Forster (1873)
"... everything was swept away by a larger scheme, in its extent and its danger more swept away suitable to the wild and hazardous enterprises of that prodi- ..."

6. Evangeline: A Tale of Acadie by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1854)
"... Cotton-trees nodded their shadowy crests, they swept with the current, Then emerged into broad lagoons, where silvery sand-bars Lay in the stream, ..."

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