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

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