Synonyms of canvas


1. canvas, canvass, fabric, cloth, material, textile

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

2. canvas, canvass, oil painting

usage: an oil painting on canvas fabric

3. canvas, canvass, setting, background, scope

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

4. canvas tent, canvas, canvass, tent, collapsible shelter

usage: a tent made of canvas fabric

5. sail, canvas, canvass, sheet, piece of cloth, piece of material

usage: a large piece of fabric (usually canvas fabric) by means of which wind is used to propel a sailing vessel

6. canvas, canvass, mat, gym mat

usage: the mat that forms the floor of the ring in which boxers or professional wrestlers compete; "the boxer picked himself up off the canvas"


1. canvass, canvas, solicit, beg, tap

usage: solicit votes from potential voters in an electoral campaign

2. poll, canvass, canvas, survey

usage: get the opinions (of people) by asking specific questions

3. canvas, cover

usage: cover with canvas; "She canvassed the walls of her living room so as to conceal the ugly cracks"

4. analyze, analyse, study, examine, canvass, canvas

usage: 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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Definition and meaning of canvas (Dictionary)