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Meaning & Definition of Canvas in English

English

Canvas

/kænvəs/

noun

1. A heavy, closely woven fabric (used for clothing or chairs or sails or tents)

    synonym:
  • canvas
  • ,
  • canvass

2. An oil painting on canvas fabric

    synonym:
  • canvas
  • ,
  • canvass

3. The setting for a narrative or fictional or dramatic account

  • "The crowded canvas of history"
  • "The movie demanded a dramatic canvas of sound"
    synonym:
  • canvas
  • ,
  • canvass

4. A tent made of canvas fabric

    synonym:
  • canvas tent
  • ,
  • canvas
  • ,
  • canvass

5. A large piece of fabric (usually canvas fabric) by means of which wind is used to propel a sailing vessel

    synonym:
  • sail
  • ,
  • canvas
  • ,
  • canvass
  • ,
  • sheet

6. The mat that forms the floor of the ring in which boxers or professional wrestlers compete

  • "The boxer picked himself up off the canvas"
    synonym:
  • canvas
  • ,
  • canvass

verb

1. Solicit votes from potential voters in an electoral campaign

    synonym:
  • canvass
  • ,
  • canvas

2. Get the opinions (of people) by asking specific questions

    synonym:
  • poll
  • ,
  • canvass
  • ,
  • canvas

3. Cover with canvas

  • "She canvassed the walls of her living room so as to conceal the ugly cracks"
    synonym:
  • canvas

4. Consider in detail and subject to an analysis in order to discover essential features or meaning

  • "Analyze a sonnet by shakespeare"
  • "Analyze the evidence in a criminal trial"
  • "Analyze your real motives"
    synonym:
  • analyze
  • ,
  • analyse
  • ,
  • study
  • ,
  • examine
  • ,
  • canvass
  • ,
  • canvas