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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Canvas  \Can"vas\,  n.  [OE.  canvas,  canevas,  F.  canevas,  LL 
  canabacius  hempen  cloth,  canvas,  L.  cannabis  hemp,  fr  G.  ?. 
  See  {Hemp}.] 
  1.  A  strong  cloth  made  of  hemp,  flax,  or  cotton;  --  used  for 
  tents,  sails,  etc 
 
  By  glimmering  lanes  and  walls  of  canvas  led. 
  --Tennyson. 
 
  2. 
  a  A  coarse  cloth  so  woven  as  to  form  regular  meshes  for 
  working  with  the  needle,  as  in  tapestry,  or  worsted 
  work 
  b  A  piece  of  strong  cloth  of  which  the  surface  has  been 
  prepared  to  receive  painting,  commonly  painting  in 
  oil. 
 
  History  .  .  .  does  not  bring  out  clearly  upon 
  the  canvas  the  details  which  were  familiar.  --J. 
  H.  Newman. 
 
  3.  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. 
 
  To  suit  his  canvas  to  the  roughness  of  the  see 
  --Goldsmith. 
 
  Light,  rich  as  that  which  glows  on  the  canvas  of 
  Claude.  --Macaulay. 
 
  4.  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  --Grabb. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Canvas  \Can"vas\,  a. 
  Made  of  pertaining  to  or  resembling,  canvas  or  coarse 
  cloth;  as  a  canvas  tent. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  canvas 
  n  1:  heavy  closely  woven  fabric  (used  for  clothing  or  chairs  or 
  sails  or  tents)  [syn:  {canvass}] 
  2:  an  oil  painting  on  canvas  [syn:  {canvass}] 
  3:  the  setting  for  a  narrative  or  fictional  or  dramatic 
  account;  "the  crowded  canvas  of  history;"  "the  movie 
  demanded  a  dramatic  canvas  of  sound"  [syn:  {canvass}] 
  4:  a  tent  made  of  canvas  [syn:  {canvas  tent},  {canvass}] 
  5:  a  large  piece  of  fabric  (as  canvas)  by  means  of  which  wind 
  is  used  to  propel  a  sailing  vessel  [syn:  {sail},  {canvass}, 
  {sheet}] 
  6:  the  mat  that  forms  the  floor  of  the  ring  in  which  boxers  or 
  professional  wrestlers  compete;  "the  boxer  picked  himself 
  up  off  the  canvas"  [syn:  {canvass}] 
  v  1:  solicit  votes  from  potential  voters  in  an  electoral  campaign 
  [syn:  {canvass}] 
  2:  get  the  opinions  of  people,  for  example  [syn:  {poll},  {canvass}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Canvas,  WV 
  Zip  code(s):  26662 




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