Canvas

Definition of Canvas

Can´vas
n.1.A strong cloth made of hemp, flax, or cotton; - used for tents, sails, etc.
By glimmering lanes and walls of canvas led.
- Tennyson.
2.A coarse cloth so woven as to form regular meshes for working with the needle, as in tapestry, or worsted work.
History . . . does not bring out clearly upon the canvas the details which were familiar.
- J. H. Newman.
3.Something for which canvas is used: (a) A sail, or a collection of sails. (b) A tent, or a collection of tents. (c) A painting, or a picture on canvas.
To suit his canvas to the roughness of the see.
- Goldsmith.
Light, rich as that which glows on the canvas of Claude.
- Macaulay.
4.A rough draft or model of a song, air, or other literary or musical composition; esp. one to show a poet the measure of the verses he is to make.
a.1.Made of, pertaining to, or resembling, canvas or coarse cloth; as, a canvas tent.

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