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canvass

noun

1 canvass

The setting for a narrative or fictional or dramatic account.

synonym: canvas.

Roget 765: request, requisition; claim etc. (demand) 741; petition, suit, prayer; begging letter, round robin.    motion, overture, ... show more

Polish: osnowa, kanwa

2 canvass

An inquiry into public opinion conducted by interviewing a random sample of people.

synonyms: opinion poll, poll, public opinion poll.

Dutch: enquete, demoscopie, opinieonderzoek, opiniepeiling, poll
Polish: ankietyzacja, ankietowanie, ankietyzowanie

3 canvass

A large piece of fabric (usually canvas fabric) by means of which wind is used to propel a sailing vessel.

synonyms: canvas, sail, sheet.

Dutch: blad, schilderslinnen, linnen, doek, zeiltocht, zeilen, zeil, zeildoek
Polish: żagiel

4 canvass

A tent made of canvas fabric.

synonyms: canvas, canvas tent.

5 canvass

An oil painting on canvas fabric.

synonym: canvas.

6 canvass

The mat that forms the floor of the ring in which boxers or professional wrestlers compete.

synonym: canvas.

7 canvass

A heavy, closely woven fabric (used for clothing or chairs or sails or tents).

synonym: canvas.

Dutch: schildersdoek, canvas, zeildoek
Polish: płótno

verb

1 canvass

Get the opinions (of people) by asking specific questions.

synonym: poll.

Roget 476: reason, argue, discuss, debate, dispute, wrangle, argufy, bandy words, bandy arguments; chop logic; hold an argument, carry on an argument; controvert ... show more

Roget 765: request, ask; beg, crave, sue, pray, petition, solicit, invite, pop the question, make bold to ask; beg leave, beg a boon; ... show more

2 canvass

Solicit votes from potential voters in an electoral campaign.

Dutch: soliciteren

3 canvass

Consider in detail and subject to an analysis in order to discover essential features or meaning.

synonyms: analyse, analyze, examine, study.

Roget 461: make inquiry etc. n.; inquire, ask, seek, search.    look for, look about for, look out for; scan, reconnoiter, explore, sound, ... show more

Dutch: analyseren, bestuderen, onderzoeken, uitspitten


Moby thesaurus: Australian ballot, Hare system, address, addresses, agitate, air, all-out campaign, analyze, angle for, argue, assemblage, assembly, autopsy, aye, ballot, bid for, call-up, campaign, campaign button, campaign commitments ... show more.

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