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English noun: canvass

1. canvass (state) the setting for a narrative or fictional or dramatic account


SamplesThe crowded canvas of history.
The movie demanded a dramatic canvas of sound.


Synonymscanvas


Broader (hypernym)background, scope, setting

2. canvass (cognition) an inquiry into public opinion conducted by interviewing a random sample of people


Synonymsopinion poll, poll, public opinion poll


Broader (hypernym)enquiry, inquiry, research


Narrower (hyponym)exit poll, straw poll, straw vote

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


Synonymscanvas, sail, sheet


Broader (hypernym)piece of cloth, piece of material


Narrower (hyponym)balloon sail, crossjack, fore-and-aft sail, foresail, headsail, main-topsail, mainsail, mizzen course, press of canvas, press of sail, royal, save-all, skysail, square sail, topgallant, topgallant sail, topsail


Part holonymreef


Part meronymsailing ship, sailing vessel

4. canvass (artifact) a tent made of canvas fabric


Synonymscanvas, canvas tent


Broader (hypernym)collapsible shelter, tent


Narrower (hyponym)big top, circus tent, field tent, round top, Sibley tent, top, wall tent

5. canvass (artifact) an oil painting on canvas fabric


Synonymscanvas


Broader (hypernym)oil painting

6. canvass (artifact) the mat that forms the floor of the ring in which boxers or professional wrestlers compete


SamplesThe boxer picked himself up off the canvas.


Synonymscanvas


Broader (hypernym)gym mat, mat


Part meronymring

7. canvass (artifact) a heavy, closely woven fabric (used for clothing or chairs or sails or tents)


Synonymscanvas


Broader (hypernym)cloth, fabric, material, textile


Narrower (hyponym)tarp, tarpaulin


Substance holonymhemp


English verb: canvass

1. canvass (social) get the opinions (of people) by asking specific questions


Synonymscanvas, poll


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)survey


Narrower (hyponym)circularise, circularize

2. canvass (social) solicit votes from potential voters in an electoral campaign


Synonymscanvas


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)beg, solicit, tap


Narrower (hyponym)circularize

3. canvass (cognition) consider in detail and subject to an analysis in order to discover essential features or meaning


SamplesAnalyze a sonnet by Shakespeare.
Analyze the evidence in a criminal trial.
Analyze your real motives.


Synonymsanalyse, analyze, canvas, examine, study


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Narrower (hyponym)anatomize, appraise, assay, audit, check, check into, check out, check over, check up on, compare, consider, diagnose, diagnose, follow, go over, inspect, investigate, look at, look into, look into, name, reexamine, review, screen, scrutinise, scrutinize, sieve, sift, survey, survey, suss out, trace, view









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