Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun canvas

6 senses of canvas

Sense 1
canvas, canvass -- (a heavy, closely woven fabric (used for clothing or chairs or sails or tents))
       => fabric, cloth, material, textile -- (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")

Sense 2
canvas, canvass -- (an oil painting on canvas fabric)
       => oil painting -- (a picture painted with oil paints)

Sense 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")
       => setting, background, scope -- (the state of the environment in which a situation exists; "you can't do that in a university setting")

Sense 4
canvas tent, canvas, canvass -- (a tent made of canvas fabric)
       => tent, collapsible shelter -- (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")

Sense 5
sail, canvas, canvass, sheet -- (a large piece of fabric (usually canvas fabric) by means of which wind is used to propel a sailing vessel)
       => piece of cloth, piece of material -- (a separate part consisting of fabric)

Sense 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")
       => mat, gym mat -- (sports equipment consisting of a piece of thick padding on the floor for gymnastic sports)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb canvas

4 senses of canvas

Sense 1
canvass, canvas -- (solicit votes from potential voters in an electoral campaign)
       => solicit, beg, tap -- (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")

Sense 2
poll, canvass, canvas -- (get the opinions (of people) by asking specific questions)
       => survey -- (make a survey of; for statistical purposes)

Sense 3
canvas -- (cover with canvas; "She canvassed the walls of her living room so as to conceal the ugly cracks")
       => cover -- (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")

Sense 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")

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