[noun] a large piece of fabric (as canvas) by means of which wind is used to propel a sailing vessel Synonyms:sail, sheet
[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"
[verb] solicit votes from potential voters in an electoral campaign
[verb] get the opinions (of people) by asking specific questions Synonyms:poll
[verb] cover with canvas; "She canvassed the walls of her living room so as to conceal the ugly cracks"
[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" Synonyms:analyze, analyse, study, examine