"canvasses" in the noun sense
1. canvas, canvass
the setting for a narrative or fictional or dramatic account
"the crowded canvas of history"
"the movie demanded a dramatic canvas of sound"
2. poll, opinion poll, public opinion poll, canvass
an inquiry into public opinion conducted by interviewing a random sample of people
3. sail, canvas, canvass, sheet
a large piece of fabric (usually canvas fabric) by means of which wind is used to propel a sailing vessel
4. canvas tent, canvas, canvass
a tent made of canvas fabric
5. canvas, canvass
an oil painting on canvas fabric
6. canvas, canvass
the mat that forms the floor of the ring in which boxers or professional wrestlers compete
"the boxer picked himself up off the canvas"
7. canvas, canvass
a heavy, closely woven fabric (used for clothing or chairs or sails or tents)
"canvasses" in the verb sense
1. poll, canvass
get the opinions (of people) by asking specific questions
solicit votes from potential voters in an electoral campaign
3. analyze, analyse, study, examine, canvass
consider in detail and subject to an analysis in order to discover essential features or meaning
"analyze a sonnet by Shakespeare"
"analyze the evidence in a criminal trial"
"analyze your real motives"
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