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  Definition of canvass
  1. heavy closely woven fabric (used for clothing or chairs or sails or tents)
  2. the mat that forms the floor of the ring in which boxers or professional wrestlers compete; "the boxer picked himself up off the canvas"
  3. an oil painting on canvas
  4. a tent made of canvas
  5. a large piece of fabric (as canvas) by means of which wind is used to propel a sailing vessel
  6. an inquiry into public opinion conducted by interviewing a random sample of people
  7. the setting for a narrative or fictional or dramatic account; "the crowded canvas of history"; "the movie demanded a dramatic canvas of sound"
  8. 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. get the opinions (of people) by asking specific questions
  10. solicit votes from potential voters in an electoral campaign
Similar Words: canvas, canvas tent, sail, sheet, poll, opinion poll, public opinion poll, analyze, analyse, study, examine

 

Hyponyms: tarpaulin, tarp, circus tent, big top, round top, top, field tent, Sibley tent, wall tent, balloon sail, crossjack, mizzen course, fore-and-aft sail, foresail, headsail, mainsail, main-topsail, press of sail, press of canvas, royal, save-all, skysail, square sail, topgallant, topgallant sail, topsail, exit poll, straw vote, straw poll, anatomize, diagnose, name, survey, appraise, compare, check, check up on, look into, check out, suss out, check over, go over, check into, assay, review, reexamine, audit, scrutinize, scrutinise, inspect, screen, trace, follow, investigate, sieve, sift, view, consider, look at, circularize, circularise

 

Part Meronyms: ring, sailing vessel, sailing ship

 

Derivational Morphology: sail, canvas, poll, examen, examination, survey, study, analyzer, analyser, analyst, analysis, analytic thinking, pollster, poll taker, headcounter, canvasser, opinion poll, public opinion poll, solicitor

 

 
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