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Noun canvas has 6 senses
  1. canvas, canvass - heavy closely woven fabric (used for clothing or chairs or sails or tents)
    --1 is a kind of fabric, cloth, material, textile
    --1 has substances: hemp
    --1 has particulars: tarpaulin, tarp
  2. canvas, canvass - an oil painting on canvas
    --2 is a kind of oil painting
  3. canvas, canvass - the setting for a narrative or fictional or dramatic account; "the crowded canvas of history"; "the movie demanded a dramatic canvas of sound"
    --3 is a kind of setting, background, scope
  4. canvas tent, canvas, canvass - a tent made of canvas
    --4 is a kind of tent, collapsible shelter
    --4 has particulars:
     circus tent, big top, round top, top; field tent; Sibley tent; wall tent
  5. sail, canvas, canvass, sheet - a large piece of fabric (as canvas) by means of which wind is used to propel a sailing vessel
    --5 is a kind of piece of cloth, piece of material
    --5 is a part of sailing vessel, sailing ship
    --5 has particulars:
     balloon sail; crossjack, mizzen course; fore-and-aft sail; foresail; headsail; mainsail; main-topsail; press of sail, press of canvas; royal; save-all; skysail; square sail; topgallant, topgallant sail; topsail
  6. canvas, canvass - the mat that forms the floor of the ring in which boxers or professional wrestlers compete; "the boxer picked himself up off the canvas"
    --6 is a kind of mat, gym mat
    --6 is a part of ring
Verb canvas has 4 senses
  1. canvass, canvas - solicit votes from potential voters in an electoral campaign
    --1 is one way to solicit, beg, tap
    Derived form: noun canvasser1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
  2. poll, canvass, canvas - get the opinions (of people) by asking specific questions
    --2 is one way to survey
    Derived form: noun canvasser3
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
  3. canvas - cover with canvas; "She canvassed the walls of her living room so as to conceal the ugly cracks"
    --3 is one way to
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  4. analyze, analyse, study, examine, canvass, 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"
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
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