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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 can·vas /ˈkænvəs/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Can·vas n.
 1. A strong cloth made of hemp, flax, or cotton; -- used for tents, sails, etc.
    By glimmering lanes and walls of canvas led.   --Tennyson.
 2. (a) A coarse cloth so woven as to form regular meshes for working with the needle, as in tapestry, or worsted work. (b) A piece of strong cloth of which the surface has been prepared to receive painting, commonly painting in oil.
    History . . . does not bring out clearly upon the canvas the details which were familiar.   --J. H. Newman.
 3. Something for which canvas is used: (a) A sail, or a collection of sails. (b) A tent, or a collection of tents. (c) A painting, or a picture on canvas.
    To suit his canvas to the roughness of the see.   --Goldsmith.
    Light, rich as that which glows on the canvas of Claude.   --Macaulay.
 4. A rough draft or model of a song, air, or other literary or musical composition; esp. one to show a poet the measure of the verses he is to make.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Can·vas, a. Made of, pertaining to, or resembling, canvas or coarse cloth; as, a canvas tent.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: heavy closely woven fabric (used for clothing or chairs or
           sails or tents) [syn: canvass]
      2: an oil painting on canvas [syn: canvass]
      3: the setting for a narrative or fictional or dramatic
         account; "the crowded canvas of history"; "the movie
         demanded a dramatic canvas of sound" [syn: canvass]
      4: a tent made of canvas [syn: canvas tent, canvass]
      5: a large piece of fabric (as canvas) by means of which wind
         is used to propel a sailing vessel [syn: sail, canvass,
      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" [syn: canvass]
      v 1: solicit votes from potential voters in an electoral campaign
           [syn: canvass]
      2: get the opinions (of people) by asking specific questions
         [syn: poll, canvass]
      3: cover with canvas; "She canvassed the walls of her living
         room so as to conceal the ugly cracks"
      4: 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" [syn: analyze, analyse,
          study, examine, canvass]