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English noun: canvas

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


Synonymscanvass


Broader (hypernym)cloth, fabric, material, textile


Narrower (hyponym)tarp, tarpaulin


Substance holonymhemp

2. canvas (artifact) an oil painting on canvas fabric


Synonymscanvass


Broader (hypernym)oil painting

3. canvas (state) the setting for a narrative or fictional or dramatic account


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


Synonymscanvass


Broader (hypernym)background, scope, setting

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


Synonymscanvas tent, canvass


Broader (hypernym)collapsible shelter, tent


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

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


Synonymscanvass, 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

6. canvas (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.


Synonymscanvass


Broader (hypernym)gym mat, mat


Part meronymring


English verb: canvas

1. canvas (social) solicit votes from potential voters in an electoral campaign


Synonymscanvass


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


Broader (hypernym)beg, solicit, tap


Narrower (hyponym)circularize

2. canvas (social) get the opinions (of people) by asking specific questions


Synonymscanvass, poll


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


Broader (hypernym)survey


Narrower (hyponym)circularise, circularize

3. canvas (contact) cover with canvas


SamplesShe canvassed the walls of her living room so as to conceal the ugly cracks.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)cover

4. canvas (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, canvass, 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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