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Definitions of canvas

  1. solicit votes from potential voters in an electoral campaign Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. get the opinions of people, for example Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. an oil painting on canvas Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. the setting for a narrative or fictional or dramatic account; "the crowded canvas of history"; "the movie demanded a dramatic canvas of sound" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. cover with canvas; "She canvassed the walls of her living room so as to conceal the ugly cracks" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  6. get the opinions (of people) by asking specific questions Wordnet Dictionary DB
  7. A coarse cloth so woven as to form regular meshes for working with the needle, as in tapestry, or worsted work. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. A piece of strong cloth of which the surface has been prepared to receive painting, commonly painting in oil. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. Something for which canvas is used: (a) A sail, or a collection of sails. (b) A tent, or a collection of tents. (c) A painting, or a picture on canvas. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. A rough draft or model of a song, air, or other literary or musical composition; esp. one to show a poet the measure of the verses he is to make. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. A strong cloth made of hemp, flax, or cotton; - used for tents, sails, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. A coarse, heavy cloth of hemp or flax, used for tents, sails, etc., and also for painting; sails in general; sometimes, a painting. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  13. A coarse cloth made of hemp, used for sails, tents, etc., and for painting on: the sails of a ship. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  14. Coarse, strong cloth; sail-cloth. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  15. A heavy, strong cloth for sails, paintings, etc. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  16. A coarse cloth, made of hemp, used for tents, sails, painting on, &c.; a clear unbleached cloth, woven regularly in little squares, used for working tapestry with the needle; sails in general. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  17. A coarse cloth made of flax or hemp, used for tents, sails, painting on, & c.; in a ship, the sails are called the canvas. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  18. Made of, pertaining to, or resembling, canvas or coarse cloth; as, a canvas tent. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. Made of canvas. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for canvas

  1. Just at this moment Maria's mother stepped in under the canvas – Can You Forgive Her? by Anthony Trollope
  2. The car she had engaged was a powerful touring automobile, with side- curtains of canvas and these she ordered to be kept down; for she had some wild fear that Nick might discover her plan, try to follow and find her during her journey, necessarily much longer by motor than by train. – The Port of Adventure by Charles Norris Williamson and Alice Muriel Williamson
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