canvas canvas  /ˈkæn vəs/


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



  1. Then great blazing patches of canvas fell.
  2. But even Hindmarch concedes that her canvas tote has its limits.
  3. Hirsi Ali used the woman's body as a canvas on which to display troubling verses from the Koran.


  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

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  1. "We created a broad canvas for the environment of film," Cameron told the LA Times' Hero Complex blog.
    on Apr 21, 2010 By: James Cameron Source: The Guardian

  2. "I'd gotten a big punching bag, a big canvas bag that you normally would beat and box with it, and I wanted to do some impacts," Burtt said. "But I dragged it through the hallway to go to the studio on a rug, and it made a wonderful sound,...
    on Jun 27, 2008 By: Ben Burtt Source:

  3. "What Kevin has specifically said of course is that he did not canvas with Mr Burke the question of support for the Labor leadership, that's the central allegation here and Kevin's well and truly answered it," Ms Gillard told ABC television.
    on Feb 16, 2008 By: Julia Gillard Source: The Age

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