Definition of CANVASS

noun : CANVASS

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

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

  • 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" ;

  • 7. (

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

verb : CANVASS

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

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

  • 2. (

    ) solicit votes from potential voters in an electoral campaign ;

  • 3. (

    ) 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" ;


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