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  1. [noun] heavy closely woven fabric (used for clothing or chairs or sails or tents)

  2. [noun] an oil painting on canvas

  3. [noun] the setting for a narrative or fictional or dramatic account; "the crowded canvas of history"; "the movie demanded a dramatic canvas of sound"

  4. [noun] a tent made of canvas
    Synonyms: tent

  5. [noun] a large piece of fabric (as canvas) by means of which wind is used to propel a sailing vessel
    Synonyms: sail, sheet

  6. [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"

  7. [verb] solicit votes from potential voters in an electoral campaign

  8. [verb] get the opinions (of people) by asking specific questions
    Synonyms: poll

  9. [verb] cover with canvas; "She canvassed the walls of her living room so as to conceal the ugly cracks"

  10. [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


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