Dictionary Results for canvass


1. canvass - noun

· the setting for a narrative or fictional or dramatic account; "the crowded canvas of history"; "the movie demanded a dramatic canvas of sound"

Synonym(s): canvas

Hypernym(s): setting, background, scope




2. canvass - noun

· an inquiry into public opinion conducted by interviewing a random sample of people

Synonym(s): poll, opinion_poll, public_opinion_poll

Hypernym(s): inquiry, enquiry, research




3. canvass - noun

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

Synonym(s): sail, canvas, sheet

Hypernym(s): piece_of_cloth, piece_of_material




4. canvass - noun

· a tent made of canvas fabric

Synonym(s): canvas_tent, canvas

Hypernym(s): tent, collapsible_shelter




5. canvass - noun

· an oil painting on canvas fabric

Synonym(s): canvas

Hypernym(s): oil_painting




6. canvass - noun

· the mat that forms the floor of the ring in which boxers or professional wrestlers compete; "the boxer picked himself up off the canvas"

Synonym(s): canvas

Hypernym(s): mat, gym_mat




7. canvass - noun

· a heavy, closely woven fabric (used for clothing or chairs or sails or tents)

Synonym(s): canvas

Hypernym(s): fabric, cloth, material, textile




8. canvas - noun

· a heavy, closely woven fabric (used for clothing or chairs or sails or tents)

Synonym(s): canvass

Hypernym(s): fabric, cloth, material, textile




9. canvas - noun

· an oil painting on canvas fabric

Synonym(s): canvass

Hypernym(s): oil_painting




10. canvas - noun

· the setting for a narrative or fictional or dramatic account; "the crowded canvas of history"; "the movie demanded a dramatic canvas of sound"

Synonym(s): canvass

Hypernym(s): setting, background, scope




11. canvas - noun

· a tent made of canvas fabric

Synonym(s): canvas_tent, canvass

Hypernym(s): tent, collapsible_shelter




12. canvas - noun

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

Synonym(s): sail, canvass, sheet

Hypernym(s): piece_of_cloth, piece_of_material




13. canvas - noun

· the mat that forms the floor of the ring in which boxers or professional wrestlers compete; "the boxer picked himself up off the canvas"

Synonym(s): canvass

Hypernym(s): mat, gym_mat




14. canvass - verb

· get the opinions (of people) by asking specific questions

Synonym(s): poll

Hypernym(s): survey




15. canvass - verb

· solicit votes from potential voters in an electoral campaign

Hypernym(s): solicit, beg, tap




16. canvass - verb

· 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"

Synonym(s): analyze, analyse, study, examine




17. canvas - verb

· cover with canvas; "She canvassed the walls of her living room so as to conceal the ugly cracks"

Hypernym(s): cover





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