HyperDic: canvas

English > 7 senses of the word canvas:
NOUNartifactcanvas, canvassa heavy, closely woven fabric (used for clothing or chairs or sails or tents)
artifactcanvas, canvassan oil painting on canvas fabric
statecanvas, canvassthe setting for a narrative or fictional or dramatic account
artifactcanvas, canvas tent, canvassa tent made of canvas fabric
artifactcanvas, sail, canvass, sheeta large piece of fabric (usually canvas fabric) by means of which wind is used to propel a sailing vessel
artifactcanvas, canvassthe mat that forms the floor of the ring in which boxers or professional wrestlers compete
VERBcontactcanvascover with canvas
canvas > pronunciation
Soundskae'nvahs
Rhymesabacus ... zealous: 1164 rhymes with ahs...
English > canvas: 7 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningA heavy, closely woven fabric (used for clothing or chairs or sails or tents).
Synonymcanvass
Narrowertarpaulin, tarpwaterproofed canvas
Broaderfabric, cloth, material, textileartifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting / crocheting natural or synthetic fibers
SubstanceshempA plant fiber
Spanishlienzo, lona
Catalanllenç, lona
English > canvas: 7 senses > noun 2, artifact
MeaningAn oil painting on canvas fabric.
Synonymcanvass
Broaderoil paintingA picture painted with oil paints
Spanishlienzo, tela
English > canvas: 7 senses > noun 3, state
MeaningThe setting for a narrative or fictional or dramatic account.
Examples
  • "the crowded canvas of history"
  • "the movie demanded a dramatic canvas of sound"
Synonymcanvass
Broadersetting, background, scopeThe state of the environment in which a situation exists
English > canvas: 7 senses > noun 4, artifact
MeaningA tent made of canvas fabric.
Synonymscanvas tent, canvass
NarrowerSibley tentA light conical canvas tent erected on a tripod with ventilation at the top
circus tent, big top, round top, topA canvas tent to house the audience at a circus performance
field tentA canvas tent for use in the field
wall tentA canvas tent with four vertical walls
Broadertent, collapsible shelterA portable shelter (usually of canvas stretched over supporting poles and fastened to the ground with ropes and pegs)
Spanishcarpa de lona, lona, tienda de lona
Catalantenda de lona
English > canvas: 7 senses > noun 5, artifact
MeaningA large piece of fabric (usually canvas fabric) by means of which wind is used to propel a sailing vessel.
Synonymssail, canvass, sheet
Part ofsailing vessel, sailing shipA vessel that is powered by the wind
PartsreefOne of several strips across a sail that can be taken in or rolled up to lessen the area of the sail that is exposed to the wind
Narrowerballoon sailAny light loose sail
crossjack, mizzen courseThe lowermost sail on a mizzenmast
fore-and-aft sailAny sail not set on a yard and whose normal position is in a fore-and-aft direction
foresailThe lowest sail on the foremast of a square-rigged vessel
headsailAny sail set forward of the foremast of a vessel
main-topsailA topsail set on the mainmast
mainsailThe lowermost sail on the mainmast
press of sail, press of canvasThe greatest amount of sail that a ship can carry safely
royalA sail set next above the topgallant on a royal mast
save-allA sail set to catch wind spilled from a larger / larger sail
skysailThe sail above the royal on a square-rigger
square sailA four-sided sail set beneath a horizontal yard suspended at the middle from a mast
topgallant, topgallant sailA sail set on a yard of a topgallant mast
topsailA sail (or either of a pair of sails) immediately above the lowermost sail of a mast and supported by a topmast
Broaderpiece of cloth, piece of materialA separate part consisting of fabric
Spanishlona, tela, vela
Catalantela, vela de vaixell, vela
English > canvas: 7 senses > noun 6, artifact
MeaningThe mat that forms the floor of the ring in which boxers or professional wrestlers compete.
Example"the boxer picked himself up off the canvas"
Synonymcanvass
Part ofringA platform usually marked off by ropes in which contestants box or wrestle
Broadermat, gym matsports equipment consisting of a piece of thick padding on the floor for gymnastic sports
Spanishlona
Catalanlona
English > canvas: 7 senses > verb 1, contact
MeaningCover with canvas.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"She canvassed the walls of her living room so as to conceal the ugly cracks"
BroadercoverProvide with a covering or cause to be covered

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