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Verb: canvass  kan-vus
  1. Get the opinions (of people) by asking specific questions
    - poll
  2. Solicit votes from potential voters in an electoral campaign
  3. Consider in detail and subject to an analysis in order to discover essential features or meaning
    - analyze [N. Amer], analyse [Brit, Cdn], study, examine
Noun: canvass  kan-vus
  1. The setting for a narrative, fictional or dramatic account
    - canvas
  2. An inquiry into public opinion conducted by interviewing a random sample of people
    - poll, opinion poll, public opinion poll
  3. A large piece of fabric (usually canvas fabric) by means of which wind is used to propel a sailing vessel
    - sail, canvas, sheet
  4. A tent made of canvas fabric
    - canvas tent, canvas
  5. An oil painting on canvas fabric
    - canvas
  6. The mat that forms the floor of the ring in which boxers or professional wrestlers compete
    - canvas
  7. A heavy, closely woven fabric
    - canvas
Verb: canvas (canvassed,canvassing, or [US] canvased,canvasing)  kan-vus
  1. Cover with canvas

Sounds like: canvas

Derived forms: canvassing, canvasses

Type of: background, beg, cloth, collapsible shelter, cover, enquiry [Brit, Cdn], fabric, gym mat, inquiry, mat, material, oil painting, piece of cloth, piece of material, research, scope, setting, solicit, survey, tent, textile

Part of: ring, sailing ship, sailing vessel

Encyclopedia: Canvass