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Noun: canvas  kan-vus
  1. A heavy, closely woven fabric (used for clothing, chairs, sails or tents)
    - canvass
     
  2. An oil painting on canvas fabric
    - canvass
     
  3. The setting for a narrative, fictional or dramatic account
    "the crowded canvas of history"; "the movie demanded a dramatic canvas of sound";
    - canvass
     
  4. A tent made of canvas fabric
    - canvas tent, canvass
     
  5. A large piece of fabric (usually canvas fabric) by means of which wind is used to propel a sailing vessel
    - sail, 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";
    - canvass
Verb: canvas (canvassed,canvassing, or [US] canvased,canvasing)  kan-vus
  1. Solicit votes from potential voters in an electoral campaign
    - canvass
     
  2. Get the opinions (of people) by asking specific questions
    - poll, canvass
     
  3. Cover with canvas
     
  4. Consider in detail and subject to an analysis in order to discover essential features or meaning
    - analyze [N. Amer], analyse [Brit, Cdn], study, examine, canvass

Sounds like: canvass

Derived forms: canvasing, canvassed, canvases, canvased

Type of: background, beg, cloth, collapsible shelter, cover, fabric, gym mat, mat, material, oil painting, piece of cloth, piece of material, scope, setting, solicit, survey, tap, tent, textile

Part of: ring, sailing ship, sailing vessel

Encyclopedia: Canvas, West Virginia