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Definition of canvas:

  1. A coarse cloth so woven as to form regular meshes for working with the needle, as in tapestry, or worsted work.
  2. A piece of strong cloth of which the surface has been prepared to receive painting, commonly painting in oil.
  3. A rough draft or model of a song, air, or other literary or musical composition; esp. one to show a poet the measure of the verses he is to make.
  4. A strong cloth made of hemp, flax, or cotton; - used for tents, sails, etc.
  5. Made of, pertaining to, or resembling, canvas or coarse cloth; as, a canvas tent.
  6. Something for which canvas is used: ( a) A sail, or a collection of sails. ( b) A tent, or a collection of tents. ( c) A painting, or a picture on canvas.


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