1. A winning of all the stakes or prizes. Heylin.
2. A complete removal or carrying away; a clean sweep. [Obs.] Bp. Hacket.
1. A winning of all the stakes or prizes; a sweepstake.
2. sing. or pl. The whole money or other things staked at a horse race, a given sum being put up for
each horse, all of which goes to the winner, or is divided among several, as may be previously agreed.
3. A race for all the sums staked or prizes offered.
(Sweep"wash`er) n. One who extracts the residuum of precious metals from the sweepings,
potsherds, etc., of refineries of gold and silver, or places where these metals are used.
(Sweep"y) a. Moving with a sweeping motion.
The branches bend before their sweepy away.Dryden.
(Sweet) a. [Compar. Sweeter ; superl. Sweetest.] [OE. swete, swote, sote, AS. swete; akin
to OFries. swete, OS. swoti, D. zoet, G. süss, OHG. suozi, Icel. sætr, str, Sw. söt, Dan. söd, Goth.
suts, L. suavis, for suadvis, Gr. Skr. svadu sweet, svad, svad, to sweeten. &radic175. Cf. Assuage,
1. Having an agreeable taste or flavor such as that of sugar; saccharine; opposed to sour and bitter; as,
a sweet beverage; sweet fruits; sweet oranges.
2. Pleasing to the smell; fragrant; redolent; balmy; as, a sweet rose; sweet odor; sweet incense.
The breath of these flowers is sweet to me.Longfellow.
3. Pleasing to the ear; soft; melodious; harmonious; as, the sweet notes of a flute or an organ; sweet
music; a sweet voice; a sweet singer.
To make his English sweet upon his tongue.Chaucer.
A voice sweet, tremulous, but powerful.Hawthorne.
4. Pleasing to the eye; beautiful; mild and attractive; fair; as, a sweet face; a sweet color or complexion.
Of hill and valley, rivers, woods, and plains.
5. Fresh; not salt or brackish; as, sweet water. Bacon.
6. Not changed from a sound or wholesome state. Specifically: (a) Not sour; as, sweet milk or bread.
(b) Not state; not putrescent or putrid; not rancid; as, sweet butter; sweet meat or fish.
7. Plaesing to the mind; mild; gentle; calm; amiable; winning; presuasive; as, sweet manners.
Canst thou bind the sweet influence of Pleiades?Job xxxviii. 31.
Mildness and sweet reasonableness is the one established rule of Christian working.M. Arnold.
Sweet is often used in the formation of self- explaining compounds; as, sweet-blossomed, sweet- featured,
sweet-smelling, sweet-tempered, sweet- toned, etc.