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

  2. [noun] an inquiry into public opinion conducted by interviewing a random sample of people
    Synonyms: poll, opinion poll, public opinion poll

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

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

  5. [noun] an oil painting on canvas
    Synonyms: canvas

  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"
    Synonyms: canvas

  7. [noun] heavy closely woven fabric (used for clothing or chairs or sails or tents)
    Synonyms: canvas

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

  9. [verb] solicit votes from potential voters in an electoral campaign
    Synonyms: canvas

  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, canvas


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