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canvas

can·vas

canvas

 
pronunciation:
kaen vihs
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: heavy, tightly woven cloth, usu. of flax, hemp, or cotton, used for making sails, tents, and protective coverings.
The canvas of our tent was strong enough to hold out the rain.My old pair of basketball shoes were made out of canvas.
similar words:
burlap, denim, drill, duck, sailcloth, tarp, tarpaulin, ticking
definition 2: a piece of such material used as the surface for an oil painting.
He gently dabs paint on his canvases rather than using brush strokes.
similar words:
cloth, fabric, textile
definition 3: an oil painting on such a surface.
The artists will need help putting up their canvases for the exhibit.
synonyms:
painting
similar words:
oil, picture
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