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Definition 1: a heavy, closely woven fabric (used for clothing or chairs or sails or tents) - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for canvas in the sense of this definition

(canvas is a kind of ...) artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers

"the fabric in the curtains was light and semitransparent" "woven cloth originated in Mesopotamia around 5000 BC" "she measured off enough material for a dress"

(... is a kind of canvas ) waterproofed canvas

(canvas is made of the substance ...) a plant fiber

Definition 2: the mat that forms the floor of the ring in which boxers or professional wrestlers compete - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where canvas or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the boxer picked himself up off the canvas

Synonyms for canvas in the sense of this definition

(canvas is a kind of ...) sports equipment consisting of a piece of thick padding on the floor for gymnastic sports

(... is part of canvas) a platform usually marked off by ropes in which contestants box or wrestle

Definition 3: a tent made of canvas fabric - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for canvas in the sense of this definition

(canvas is a kind of ...) a portable shelter (usually of canvas stretched over supporting poles and fastened to the ground with ropes and pegs)

"he pitched his tent near the creek"

(... is a kind of canvas ) a canvas tent to house the audience at a circus performance

"he was afraid of a fire in the circus tent" "they had the big top up in less than an hour"

(... is a kind of canvas ) a canvas tent for use in the field

(... is a kind of canvas ) a light conical canvas tent erected on a tripod with ventilation at the top

(... is a kind of canvas ) a canvas tent with four vertical walls

Definition 4: a large piece of fabric (usually canvas fabric) by means of which wind is used to propel a sailing vessel - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for canvas in the sense of this definition

(canvas is a kind of ...) a separate part consisting of fabric

(... is a kind of canvas ) a sail set on a yard of a topgallant mast

(... is a kind of canvas ) a four-sided sail set beneath a horizontal yard suspended at the middle from a mast

(... is a kind of canvas ) the sail above the royal on a square-rigger

(... is a kind of canvas ) a sail set to catch wind spilled from a larger sail

(... is a kind of canvas ) a sail set next above the topgallant on a royal mast

(... is a kind of canvas ) the greatest amount of sail that a ship can carry safely

(... is a kind of canvas ) any light loose sail

(... is a kind of canvas ) a topsail set on the mainmast

(... is a kind of canvas ) the lowermost sail on the mainmast

(... is a kind of canvas ) any sail set forward of the foremast of a vessel

(... is a kind of canvas ) the lowest sail on the foremast of a square-rigged vessel

(... is a kind of canvas ) any sail not set on a yard and whose normal position is in a fore-and-aft direction

(... is a kind of canvas ) the lowermost sail on a mizzenmast

(... is a kind of canvas ) a sail (or either of a pair of sails) immediately above the lowermost sail of a mast and supported by a topmast

(canvas is a part of ...) one of several strips across a sail that can be taken in or rolled up to lessen the area of the sail that is exposed to the wind

(... is part of canvas) a vessel that is powered by the wind; often having several masts

Definition 5: an oil painting on canvas fabric - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for canvas in the sense of this definition

(canvas is a kind of ...) a picture painted with oil paints

Definition 6: the setting for a narrative or fictional or dramatic account - [noun denoting state]

Samples where canvas or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the crowded canvas of history
  • the movie demanded a dramatic canvas of sound

Synonyms for canvas in the sense of this definition

(canvas is a kind of ...) the state of the environment in which a situation exists

"you can't do that in a university setting"

Definition 7: cover with canvas - [verb of contact]

Samples where canvas or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

(canvas is a kind of ...) provide with a covering or cause to be covered

"cover her face with a handkerchief" "cover the child with a blanket" "cover the grave with flowers"

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