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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.

Synonyms:

public opinion poll, pollard, analyze, sheet of paper, shroud, prove, piece of paper, tabloid, awning, weather sheet, rag, study, cruise, break down, shade, waterproof, art, plane, tack, canvas tent, psychoanalyse, poll, flat solid, duck, take, painting, psychoanalyze, sheet, opinion poll, mainsheet, essay, cloth, try out, portrait, consider, cover, learn, contemplate, bed sheet, sail, hit the books, drill, oil, tent, read, see, ring, meditate, examine, dissect, analyse, test, take apart, probe, fly, try, canvass.

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