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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 canvass in the sense of this definition

(canvass 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 canvass ) waterproofed canvas

(canvass 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 canvass or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the boxer picked himself up off the canvas

Synonyms for canvass in the sense of this definition

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

(... is part of canvass) 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 canvass in the sense of this definition

(canvass 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 canvass ) 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 canvass ) a canvas tent for use in the field

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

(... is a kind of canvass ) 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 canvass in the sense of this definition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

(canvass 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 canvass) 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 canvass in the sense of this definition

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

Definition 6: an inquiry into public opinion conducted by interviewing a random sample of people - [noun denoting cognition]

Synonyms for canvass in the sense of this definition

(canvass is a kind of ...) a search for knowledge

"their pottery deserves more research than it has received"

(... is a kind of canvass ) a poll of voters as they leave the voting place; usually taken by news media in order to predict the outcome of an election

(... is a kind of canvass ) an unofficial vote taken to determine opinion on some issue

Definition 7: the setting for a narrative or fictional or dramatic account - [noun denoting state]

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

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

Synonyms for canvass in the sense of this definition

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

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

Definition 8: consider in detail and subject to an analysis in order to discover essential features or meaning - [verb of cognition]

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

  • analyze a sonnet by Shakespeare
  • analyze the evidence in a criminal trial
  • analyze your real motives

Synonyms for canvass in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of canvass ) analyze down to the smallest detail

"This writer anatomized the depth of human behavior"

(... is a kind of canvass ) check and sort carefully

"sift the information"

(... is a kind of canvass ) investigate scientifically

"Let's investigate the syntax of Chinese"

(... is a kind of canvass ) follow, discover, or ascertain the course of development of something

"We must follow closely the economic development is Cuba" "trace the student's progress" "trace one's ancestry"

(... is a kind of canvass ) examine methodically

"screen the suitcases"

(... is a kind of canvass ) examine carefully for accuracy with the intent of verification

"audit accounts and tax returns"

(... is a kind of canvass ) look at again; examine again

"let's review your situation"

(... is a kind of canvass ) analyze (chemical substances)

(... is a kind of canvass ) examine so as to determine accuracy, quality, or condition

"check the brakes" "Check out the engine"

(... is a kind of canvass ) examine and note the similarities or differences of

"John compared his haircut to his friend's" "We compared notes after we had both seen the movie"

(... is a kind of canvass ) make a survey of; for statistical purposes

(... is a kind of canvass ) consider in a comprehensive way

"He appraised the situation carefully before acting"

(... is a kind of canvass ) subject to a medical analysis

(... is a kind of canvass ) determine or distinguish the nature of a problem or an illness through a diagnostic analysis

(... is a kind of canvass ) look at carefully; study mentally

"view a problem"

(canvass is a kind of ...) make a solicitation or entreaty for something; request urgently or persistently

"Henry IV solicited the Pope for a divorce" "My neighbor keeps soliciting money for different charities"

(... is a kind of canvass ) canvass by using a questionnaire

Synonyms for canvass in the sense of this definition

(canvass is a kind of ...) make a survey of; for statistical purposes

(... is a kind of canvass ) canvass by distributing letters

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