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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A heavy, closely woven fabric (used for clothing or chairs or sails or tents); The mat that forms the floor of the ring in which boxers or professional wrestlers compete. Also: To engage people, like in a survey or political campaign.

Usage examples (39)
  • Life in itself is an empty canvas, it becomes whatsoever you paint on it. You can paint misery, you can paint bliss. The freedom is your glory.
  • The boxer picked himself up off the canvas
  • The crowded canvas of history
  • The movie demanded a dramatic canvas of sound for more
Tutoring comment
  • She had to "canvass" (to look out carefully) all the stores before she found the right "canvas" (fabric used in sails and by artists) for the painting.
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