canvas vs canvass : Common Errors in English

About canvas vs canvass

Heavy cloth, whether in the frame of a painting or on the floor of a boxing ring, is canvas, with one S.To survey ballots or voters is to canvass them, with two S’s.

canvas Meaning(s)

  • (v) cover with canvas
  • (v) consider in detail and subject to an analysis in order to discover essential features or meaning
  • (n) a heavy, closely woven fabric (used for clothing or chairs or sails or tents)
  • (n) an oil painting on canvas fabric
  • (n) the setting for a narrative or fictional or dramatic account
  • (n) a tent made of canvas fabric
  • (n) a large piece of fabric (usually canvas fabric) by means of which wind is used to propel a sailing vessel
  • (n) the mat that forms the floor of the ring in which boxers or professional wrestlers compete
  • (v) solicit votes from potential voters in an electoral campaign
  • (v) get the opinions (of people) by asking specific questions

canvass Meaning(s)

  • (n) the setting for a narrative or fictional or dramatic account
  • (n) an inquiry into public opinion conducted by interviewing a random sample of people
  • (n) a large piece of fabric (usually canvas fabric) by means of which wind is used to propel a sailing vessel
  • (n) a tent made of canvas fabric
  • (n) an oil painting on canvas fabric
  • (n) the mat that forms the floor of the ring in which boxers or professional wrestlers compete
  • (n) a heavy, closely woven fabric (used for clothing or chairs or sails or tents)
  • (v) get the opinions (of people) by asking specific questions
  • (v) solicit votes from potential voters in an electoral campaign
  • (v) consider in detail and subject to an analysis in order to discover essential features or meaning

canvas in News

  1. Jupiter Systems Introduces Canvas 2.0, the New Generation of Its Award-Winning, Multipoint Visualization ...

    Jupiter Systems, the leading worldwide supplier of collaborative visualization solutions for video walls, PCs, and mobile devices, introduced today Canvas 2.0, the new generation of its award-winning multipoint visualization and collaboration solution for the enterprise.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance

  2. June 30: Blackboard Ends as Canvas Migration Completes

    Eastern Washington University is in the final stages of migrating from Blackboard to Canvas and we are down to the last month of life for Blackboard. Please complete the download of all materials that you wish to save and/or transfer to Canvas by June 30, 2013, when access to EWU’s Blackboard server will be turned [...]
    on June 11, 2013 Source: The Easterner

  3. Book Review: Core HTML5 Canvas

    eldavojohn writes "Core HTML5 Canvas is a book that focuses on illuminating HTML5 game development for beginning and intermediate developers. While HTML and JavaScript have long been a decent platform for displaying text and images, Geary provides a great programming learning experience that facilitates the canvas element in HTML5. In addition, smatterings of physics engines, performance ...
    on June 11, 2013 Source: Slashdot

canvass in News

  1. Huachuca City recount moving forward

    HUACHUCA CITY — Following a brief special meeting to allow the town council to canvass last month’s general election results and request the recount of those results, two incumbents and one newly-elected council member were sworn into public offices on Monday. While the single vote separating the two candidates for mayor necessitates a recount by state law, any change in the final figures is not ...
    on June 12, 2013 Source: The Sierra Vista Herald

  2. Dog wardens will canvass several townships for regulation violators

    This week dog wardens will canvass homes in Smithfield and Middle Smithfield townships to ensure dog owners have current licenses and rabies vaccinations for their dogs.
    on June 11, 2013 Source: Pocono Record

  3. Dog wardens to canvass neighborhoods in Monroe County

    This week dog wardens will canvass homes in Monroe County's Smithfield and Middle Smithfield Townships to ensure dog owners have current licenses and rabies vaccinations for their dogs.
    on June 10, 2013 Source: Pocono Record

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