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Dictionary definition for: Canvas

1. (n) heavy closely woven fabric (used for clothing or chairs or sails or tents)

2. (v) solicit votes from potential voters in an electoral campaign

3. (n) an oil painting on canvas

4. (v) get the opinions (of people) by asking specific questions

5. (n) the setting for a narrative or fictional or dramatic account; "the crowded canvas of history" "the movie demanded a dramatic canvas of sound"

6. (v) cover with canvas; "She canvassed the walls of her living room so as to conceal the ugly cracks"

7. (n) a tent made of canvas

8. (v) 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"

9. (n) a large piece of fabric (as canvas) by means of which wind is used to propel a sailing vessel

10. (n) the mat that forms the floor of the ring in which boxers or professional wrestlers compete; "the boxer picked himself up off the canvas"

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