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canvas    : [k'ænvəs]
Canvas \Can"vas\, a.
Made of, pertaining to, or resembling, canvas or coarse
cloth; as, a canvas tent.
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Canvas \Can"vas\, n. [OE. canvas, canevas, F. canevas, LL.
canabacius hempen cloth, canvas, L. cannabis hemp, fr. G. ?.
See {Hemp}.]
1. A strong cloth made of hemp, flax, or cotton; -- used for
tents, sails, etc.
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By glimmering lanes and walls of canvas led.
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(a) A coarse cloth so woven as to form regular meshes for
working with the needle, as in tapestry, or worsted
(b) A piece of strong cloth of which the surface has been
prepared to receive painting, commonly painting in
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History . . . does not bring out clearly upon
the canvas the details which were familiar. --J.
H. Newman.
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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.
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To suit his canvas to the roughness of the see.
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Light, rich as that which glows on the canvas of
Claude. --Macaulay.
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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. --Grabb.
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n 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},
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}]
v 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"
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}]

126 Moby Thesaurus words for "canvas":
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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    transfer definition: 1 to move someone or something from one place, vehicle, person, or group to another: 2 to arrange for someone to answer phone calls received on one telephone on another telephone: 3 to change to a different job, team, place of work, etc , or to make someone do this: Learn more
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    pitch definition: 1 an area painted with lines for playing particular sports, especially football: 2 the level or degree of something: 3 the level of a feeling: Learn more
  • Canvasses - definition of canvasses by The Free Dictionary
    can·vas (kăn′vəs) n 1 A heavy, coarse, closely woven fabric of cotton, hemp, or flax, traditionally used for tents and sails 2 a A piece of such fabric on which a painting, especially an oil painting, is executed b A painting executed on such fabric 3 A fabric of coarse open weave, used as a foundation for needlework 4 The background
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