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Word meaning canvass

n. A strong cloth made of hemp, flax, or cotton; -- used for tents, sails, etc.
n. A coarse cloth so woven as to form regular meshes for working with the needle, as in tapestry, or worsted work.
n. A piece of strong cloth of which the surface has been prepared to receive painting, commonly painting in oil.
n. 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.
n. 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.
a. Made of, pertaining to, or resembling, canvas or coarse cloth; as, a canvas tent.
n. To sift; to strain; to examine thoroughly; to scrutinize; as, to canvass the votes cast at an election; to canvass a district with reference to its probable vote.
n. To examine by discussion; to debate.
n. To go trough, with personal solicitation or public addresses; as, to canvass a district for votes; to canvass a city for subscriptions.
v. i. To search thoroughly; to engage in solicitation by traversing a district; as, to canvass for subscriptions or for votes; to canvass for a book, a publisher, or in behalf of a charity; -- commonly followed by for.
n. Close inspection; careful review for verification; as, a canvass of votes.
n. Examination in the way of discussion or debate.
n. Search; exploration; solicitation; systematic effort to obtain votes, subscribers, etc.

Crossword clues for canvass

- Heavy cloth
- Strong material
- Solicit votes
- Solicit votes from


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