HyperDic: canvass

English > 10 senses of the word canvass:
VERBsocialcanvass, pollget the opinions (of people) by asking specific questions
socialcanvasssolicit votes from potential voters in an electoral campaign
cognitioncanvass, analyze, analyse, study, examineconsider in detail and subject to an analysis in order to discover essential features or meaning / meaning
NOUNstatecanvass, canvasthe setting for a narrative or fictional or dramatic account
cognitioncanvass, poll, opinion poll, public opinion pollan inquiry into public opinion conducted by interviewing a random sample of people
artifactcanvass, sail, canvas, sheeta large piece of fabric (usually canvas fabric) by means of which wind is used to propel a sailing vessel
artifactcanvass, canvas tent, canvasa tent made of canvas fabric
artifactcanvass, canvasan oil painting on canvas fabric
artifactcanvass, canvasthe mat that forms the floor of the ring in which boxers or professional wrestlers compete
artifactcanvass, canvasa heavy, closely woven fabric (used for clothing or chairs or sails or tents)
canvass > pronunciation
Soundskae'nvahs
Rhymesabacus ... zealous: 1164 rhymes with ahs...
English > canvass: 10 senses > noun 1, state
MeaningThe setting for a narrative or fictional or dramatic account.
Synonymcanvas
Broadersetting, background, scopeThe state of the environment in which a situation exists
English > canvass: 10 senses > noun 2, cognition
MeaningAn inquiry into public opinion conducted by interviewing a random sample of people.
Synonymspoll, opinion poll, public opinion poll
Narrowerexit pollA poll of voters as they leave the voting place
straw vote, straw pollAn unofficial vote taken to determine opinion on some issue
Broaderinquiry, enquiry, researchA search for knowledge
Spanishencuesta, encuesta pública, solicitud, sondeo, sondeo público
Catalanenquesta pública, sondeig, sondeig públic
Verbscanvasssolicit votes from potential voters in an electoral campaign
canvassget the opinions (of people) by asking specific questions
English > canvass: 10 senses > noun 3, artifact
MeaningA large piece of fabric (usually canvas fabric) by means of which wind is used to propel a sailing vessel.
Synonymssail, canvas, 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 > canvass: 10 senses > noun 4, artifact
MeaningA tent made of canvas fabric.
Synonymscanvas tent, canvas
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 > canvass: 10 senses > noun 5, artifact
MeaningAn oil painting on canvas fabric.
Synonymcanvas
Broaderoil paintingA picture painted with oil paints
Spanishlienzo, tela
English > canvass: 10 senses > noun 6, artifact
MeaningThe mat that forms the floor of the ring in which boxers or professional wrestlers compete.
Synonymcanvas
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 > canvass: 10 senses > noun 7, artifact
MeaningA heavy, closely woven fabric (used for clothing or chairs or sails or tents).
Synonymcanvas
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 > canvass: 10 senses > verb 1, social
MeaningGet the opinions (of people) by asking specific questions.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Synonympoll
Narrowercircularize, circularisecanvass by distributing letters
Broadersurveymake a survey of
Spanishencuestar, sondear
Catalanenquestar, sondar
Nounscanvassan inquiry into public opinion conducted by interviewing a random sample of people
canvassersomeone who conducts surveys of public opinion
English > canvass: 10 senses > verb 2, social
Meaningsolicit votes from potential voters in an electoral campaign.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Narrowercircularizecanvass by using a questionnaire
Broadersolicit, beg, tapmake a solicitation / solicitation or entreaty for something
Spanishhacer campaña, solicitar votos
Catalanfer campanya
Nounscanvassan inquiry into public opinion conducted by interviewing a random sample of people
canvassera petitioner who solicits contributions or trade or votes
English > canvass: 10 senses > verb 3, cognition
MeaningConsider in detail and subject to an analysis in order to discover essential features or meaning / meaning.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymsanalyze, analyse, study, examine
Narroweranatomizeanalyze down to the smallest detail
assayanalyze (chemical substances)
audit, scrutinize, scrutinise, inspectExamine carefully for accuracy with the intent of verification
check, check up on, look into, check out, suss out, check over, go over, check intoexamine so as to determine accuracy, quality, or condition
compareExamine and note the similarities or differences of
diagnose, nameDetermine or distinguish the nature of a problem or an illness through a diagnostic analysis
diagnosesubject to a medical analysis
investigate, look intoinvestigate scientifically
review, reexaminelook at again
screenExamine methodically
sieve, siftcheck and sort carefully
survey, appraiseConsider in a comprehensive way
surveymake a survey of
trace, followFollow, discover, or ascertain the course of development of something
view, consider, look atlook at carefully
Spanishanalizar, estudiar, examinar, explorar, inspeccionar
Catalananalitzar, estudiar, examinar, explorar, inspeccionar

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