Definition of Canvas. Meaning of Canvas. Synonyms of Canvas
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Definition of Canvas
CanvasCanvas Can"vas, n. [OE. canvas, canevas, F. canevas, LL.
canabacius hempen cloth, canvas, L. cannabis hemp, fr. G. ?.
1. A strong cloth made of hemp, flax, or cotton; -- used for
tents, sails, etc.
By glimmering lanes and walls of canvas led.
(a) A coarse cloth so woven as to form regular meshes for
working with the needle, as in tapestry, or worsted
(b) A piece of strong cloth of which the surface has been
prepared to receive painting, commonly painting in
History . . . does not bring out clearly upon
the canvas the details which were familiar. --J.
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.
Light, rich as that which glows on the canvas of
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. --Grabb.
Canvas Can"vas, a.
Made of, pertaining to, or resembling, canvas or coarse
cloth; as, a canvas tent.
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