Definitions for canvasˈkæn vəs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

can•vasˈkæn vəs(n.)

  1. a closely woven, heavy cloth of cotton, hemp, or linen, used esp. for tents, sails, etc.

    Category: Textiles

  2. a piece of this or similar material on which a painting is made.

  3. a painting on canvas.

  4. a tent, or tents collectively.

  5. sails collectively.

    Category: Nautical

  6. any mesh-weave fabric of linen, hemp, etc., esp. one used as a ground in needlepoint.

    Category: Textiles

  7. the floor of a boxing ring, traditionally covered with canvas.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Sport

Origin of canvas:

1225–75; ME canevas < AF, ONF 蠐 L cannab(is)hemp

Princeton's WordNet

  1. canvas, canvass(noun)

    a heavy, closely woven fabric (used for clothing or chairs or sails or tents)

  2. canvas, canvass(noun)

    an oil painting on canvas fabric

  3. canvas, canvass(noun)

    the setting for a narrative or fictional or dramatic account

    "the crowded canvas of history"; "the movie demanded a dramatic canvas of sound"

  4. canvas tent, canvas, canvass(noun)

    a tent made of canvas fabric

  5. sail, canvas, canvass, sheet(noun)

    a large piece of fabric (usually canvas fabric) by means of which wind is used to propel a sailing vessel

  6. canvas, canvass(verb)

    the mat that forms the floor of the ring in which boxers or professional wrestlers compete

    "the boxer picked himself up off the canvas"

  7. canvass, canvas(verb)

    solicit votes from potential voters in an electoral campaign

  8. poll, canvass, canvas(verb)

    get the opinions (of people) by asking specific questions

  9. canvas(verb)

    cover with canvas

    "She canvassed the walls of her living room so as to conceal the ugly cracks"

  10. analyze, analyse, study, examine, canvass, canvas(verb)

    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"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. canvas(noun)ˈkæn vəs

    a heavy cotton cloth used in tents, sails, etc.

    ***a sail made of canvas

  2. canvasˈkæn vəs

    a piece of canvas for painting on

    ***She added some blue to the canvas.

Wiktionary

  1. canvas(Noun)

    A piece of canvas cloth stretched across a frame on which one may paint.

  2. canvas(Noun)

    A basis for creative work.

    The author takes rural midwestern life as a canvas for a series of tightly woven character studies.

  3. canvas(Noun)

    sails in general

  4. canvas(Noun)

    A tent.

    He spent the night under canvas.

  5. canvas(Verb)

    To cover an area or object with canvas.

  6. Origin: * canevas, from cannabis.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Canvas(noun)

    a strong cloth made of hemp, flax, or cotton; -- used for tents, sails, etc

  2. Canvas(noun)

    a coarse cloth so woven as to form regular meshes for working with the needle, as in tapestry, or worsted work

  3. Canvas(noun)

    a piece of strong cloth of which the surface has been prepared to receive painting, commonly painting in oil

  4. Canvas(noun)

    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

  5. Canvas(noun)

    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

  6. Canvas(adj)

    made of, pertaining to, or resembling, canvas or coarse cloth; as, a canvas tent

Freebase

  1. Canvas

    Canvas is an extremely heavy-duty plain-woven fabric used for making sails, tents, marquees, backpacks, and other items for which sturdiness is required. It is also popularly used by artists as a painting surface, typically stretched across a wooden frame. It is also used in such fashion objects as handbags, electronic device cases and shoes.

CrunchBase

  1. Canvas

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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'canvas' in Nouns Frequency: #2436


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

canvas(noun)

(also adjective) (of) a coarse cloth made of hemp or flax etc, used for sails, tents etc, and for painting on

canvas sails.

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