n.1.A strong cloth made of hemp, flax, or cotton; - used for tents, sails, etc.
By glimmering lanes and walls of canvas led.
- Tennyson.
2.A coarse cloth so woven as to form regular meshes for working with the needle, as in tapestry, or worsted work.
History . . . does not bring out clearly upon the canvas the details which were familiar.
- J. H. Newman.
3.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.
To suit his canvas to the roughness of the see.
- Goldsmith.
Light, rich as that which glows on the canvas of Claude.
- Macaulay.
4.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.
a.1.Made of, pertaining to, or resembling, canvas or coarse cloth; as, a canvas tent.
Noun1.Canvascanvas - heavy closely woven fabric (used for clothing or chairs or sails or tents)
Synonyms: canvass
2.canvas - an oil painting on canvas
Synonyms: canvass
3.canvas - the setting for a narrative or fictional or dramatic account; "the crowded canvas of history"; "the movie demanded a dramatic canvas of sound"
Synonyms: canvass
4.Canvascanvas - a tent made of canvas
Synonyms: canvas tent, canvass
5.canvas - a large piece of fabric (as canvas) by means of which wind is used to propel a sailing vessel
Synonyms: sail, canvass, sheet
6.canvas - the mat that forms the floor of the ring in which boxers or professional wrestlers compete; "the boxer picked himself up off the canvas"
Synonyms: canvass
Verb1.canvas - solicit votes from potential voters in an electoral campaign
Synonyms: canvass
2.canvas - get the opinions (of people) by asking specific questions
Synonyms: canvass, poll
3.canvas - cover with canvas; "She canvassed the walls of her living room so as to conceal the ugly cracks"
4.canvas - 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"
agora, air brush, amphitheater, aquarelle, arena, art paper, athletic field, auditorium, background, bear garden, big top, boltrope, bowl, boxing ring, brush, bull ring, camera lucida, camera obscura, campus, chalk, charcoal, circus, clew, cloth, cockpit, coliseum, colosseum, course, crayon, cringle, crowd of sail, drawing paper, drawing pencil, drier, earing, easel, easel-picture, field, finger painting, fixative, floor, foot, fore-and-aft sail, forum, gouache, ground, gym, gymnasium, hall, head, hippodrome, lay figure, leech, lists, locale, luff, marketplace, mat, maulstick, medium, milieu, muslin, oil, oil painting, open forum, paint, paintbrush, painting, palaestra, palette, palette knife, parade ground, pastel, pencil, pigments, pit, place, plain sail, platform, precinct, press of sail, prize ring, public square, purlieu, rag, range, reduced sail, reef point, reefed sail, ring, round top, sail, scene, scene of action, scenery, scratchboard, setting, siccative, site, sketchbook, sketchpad, spatula, sphere, spray gun, square sail, squared circle, stadium, stage, stage set, stage setting, stump, tempera, tent, tentage, terrain, theater, tilting ground, tiltyard, top, varnish, walk, wash, wash drawing, water, whitetop, wrestling ring
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