canvas, canvass

canvas, canvass
Canvas is a kind of cloth. To canvass is "to request," "to solicit." "The canvas of the tent was covered with pine needles." "Jim was asked to canvass the block for donations to the United Chest."

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  • canvas / canvass —    Canvas is cloth or fabric: a canvas bag to bring to the beach.    Canvass means to conduct a survey or examine thoroughly , or to seek votes : She canvassed all the stores before she found the right dress …   Confused words

  • canvas / canvass —    Canvas is cloth or fabric: a canvas bag to bring to the beach.    Canvass means to conduct a survey or examine thoroughly , or to seek votes : She canvassed all the stores before she found the right dress …   Confused words

  • canvas, canvass —    The first is the fabric; the second is a verb meaning to solicit, especially for votes …   Dictionary of troublesome word

  • canvas, canvass —    The first is the fabric; the second is a verb meaning to solicit, especially for votes …   Dictionary of troublesome word

  • canvass — canvas, canvass 1. Canvas with one s means ‘coarse cloth’. The plural is canvases and as a verb (‘to cover or line with canvas’) it has inflected forms canvasses, canvassed, canvassing. 2. Canvass with two s s is a verb meaning ‘to solicit votes’ …   Modern English usage

  • canvas — canvas, canvass 1. Canvas with one s means ‘coarse cloth’. The plural is canvases and as a verb (‘to cover or line with canvas’) it has inflected forms canvasses, canvassed, canvassing. 2. Canvass with two s s is a verb meaning ‘to solicit votes’ …   Modern English usage

  • canvas tent — noun a tent made of canvas fabric • Syn: ↑canvas, ↑canvass • Hypernyms: ↑tent, ↑collapsible shelter • Hyponyms: ↑circus tent, ↑big top, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • canvass — See canvas, canvass …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • canvas — See canvas, canvass …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • Canvass — Can vass, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {canvassed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Canvassing}.] [OF. Canabasser to examine curiously, to search or sift out; properly, to sift through canvas. See {Canvas}, n.] 1. To sift; to strain; to examine thoroughly; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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