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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
a leather/canvas bag
▪ She was carrying a smart leather bag.
▪ A large canvas of poppies provides a particularly attractive example of this aspect of her work.
▪ On a large canvas the successive stages of this incident were rendered in muddy greens and browns.
▪ In this large canvas: Seurat varied the method considerably.
▪ Peter Gaskell shuffled through in his oversized wellingtons, a large empty canvas bag flapping against his knees.
▪ She dressed quickly in a white canvas skirt and navy cotton T-shirt.
▪ Leslie, the older one, had tied a white canvas sack around his shoulder.
▪ Alice saw on the desk that there was a white canvas bag in which stacks of notes had already been put.
▪ Dressed in a white canvas slipcover, it has moved to the bed and bathrooms.
▪ Should the white canvas and the costume pearls be insincerely praised?
▪ The traditional awning, white canvas with black edges, fluttered in the breeze.
▪ However, as I suggested in Chapter 1, the basic assumptions of Beccaria's classical model suggest a much wider canvas.
▪ A white towel hung over its back and on the seat rested a brown canvas bag, its zip open.
▪ He had brought the canvas bag with him.
▪ In the afternoons she lay on the bed with the canvas bag beside her.
▪ He fished out some long canvas bags from the barn and told me the picking started at dawn.
▪ She has a 131 canvas bag, so perhaps there's something more suitable in that.
▪ On the floor of the last room stood a tall canvas bag laced at the top.
▪ The canvas bag she was carrying was awkward too and banged against her legs, threatening to trip her up.
▪ Neblett agrees and says he uses canvas bags on his shopping forays.
▪ Two canvas chairs were placed side by side in a machine that begged comparison with the Wright brothers' first efforts.
▪ The man in the canvas chair threw his Daily Variety to the floor.
▪ He found him sitting in his canvas chair beside a brazier, drinking Guinness with the chief armourer.
▪ Two puddles take the sun in ribbon-patterned canvas chairs.
▪ Two small canvas chairs were produced.
▪ He is sitting at our camp now, holding a mug of our tea, relaxing on a canvas chair.
▪ Near the fountain several people sat on canvas chairs, sewing.
▪ This was just the ticket, I thought, sitting on my canvas chair, quietly digesting my cake.
▪ She stared in horror at the whitened, frozen cadavers which lay there under a tattered, canvas sheet.
▪ The mast had come down, but rags of the canvas sheets remained.
▪ Two servants, their mouths and noses covered by rags, removed Cosmas's remains in a canvas sheet.
▪ He had laid out a great canvas sheet before him, bearing different phials and small bowls.
▪ The two bodies lay under canvas sheets on wickerwork mats supported by wooden trestles.
▪ The area was screened by khaki canvas sheets.
▪ He ignored Sir Ralph's corpse but lifted back the insignia over the hospitaller's and the canvas sheet which lay underneath.
▪ The ground was soft and spongy and in only a few paces her canvas shoes were soaked.
▪ And don't I tell you not to break the back down and wear your canvas shoes like slippers?
▪ They painted the mural-like canvas that stretches along one whole wall.
▪ What do you expect an artist to put on his canvas?
▪ They were put in canvas sacks and taken to the church in Godstowe for burial.
▪ My husband recollect when they used to climb up the stocks to put the owd canvas sails on the mill.
▪ And from somewhere beneath a cupboard she produced an enormous canvas draped in a sheet and showed it to me.
▪ He had brought the canvas bag with him.
▪ He tried out the Helen Frankenthaler technique of staining raw canvas with diluted paint.
▪ Painting on wall or canvas as dream of plenitude, painting on glass as revelation of potential in poverty.
▪ Some artists prefer the springy sensitivity of an open canvas whilst others prefer the hardness or smoothness of a board.
▪ The man in the canvas chair threw his Daily Variety to the floor.
▪ This was not the fluid, precise canvas of the Cal victory.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Canvas \Can"vas\, a. Made of, pertaining to, or resembling, canvas or coarse cloth; as, a canvas tent.


Canvas \Can"vas\, n. [OE. canvas, canevas, F. canevas, LL. canabacius hempen cloth, canvas, L. cannabis hemp, fr. G. ?. See Hemp.]

  1. A strong cloth made of hemp, flax, or cotton; -- used for tents, sails, etc.

    By glimmering lanes and walls of canvas led.

    1. A coarse cloth so woven as to form regular meshes for working with the needle, as in tapestry, or worsted work.

    2. A piece of strong cloth of which the surface has been prepared to receive painting, commonly painting in oil.

      History . . . does not bring out clearly upon the canvas the details which were familiar.
      --J. H. Newman.

  2. Something for which canvas is used:

    1. A sail, or a collection of sails.

    2. A tent, or a collection of tents.

    3. A painting, or a picture on canvas.

      To suit his canvas to the roughness of the see.

      Light, rich as that which glows on the canvas of Claude.

  3. 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.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

"sturdy cloth made from hemp or flax," mid-14c., from Anglo-French canevaz, Old North French canevach, Old French chanevaz, literally "made of hemp, hempen," noun use of Vulgar Latin adjective *cannapaceus "made of hemp," from Latin cannabis, from Greek kannabis "hemp," a Scythian or Thracian word (see cannabis).\n

\nLatin adjectives in -aceus sometimes were made in Romanic languages into nouns of augmentative or pejorative force. Especially as a surface for oil paintings from c.1700; hence "an oil painting" (1764).


n. 1 A type of coarse cloth, woven from hemp, useful for making sails and tents or as a surface for paintings. 2 A piece of canvas cloth stretched across a frame on which one may paint. 3 A basis for creative work. 4 (context computer graphics English) A region on which graphics can be rendered. 5 (context nautical English) sails in general 6 A tent. 7 A painting, or a picture on canvas. 8 A rough draft or model of a song, air, or other literary or musical composition; especially one to show a poet the measure of the verses he is to make. 9 (alternative spelling of canvass English) vb. 1 To cover an area or object with canvas. 2 (alternative spelling of canvass English)

  1. n. heavy closely woven fabric (used for clothing or chairs or sails or tents) [syn: canvass]

  2. an oil painting on canvas [syn: canvass]

  3. the setting for a narrative or fictional or dramatic account; "the crowded canvas of history"; "the movie demanded a dramatic canvas of sound" [syn: canvass]

  4. a tent made of canvas [syn: canvas tent, canvass]

  5. a large piece of fabric (as canvas) by means of which wind is used to propel a sailing vessel [syn: sail, canvass, sheet]

  6. the mat that forms the floor of the ring in which boxers or professional wrestlers compete; "the boxer picked himself up off the canvas" [syn: canvass]

  1. v. solicit votes from potential voters in an electoral campaign [syn: canvass]

  2. get the opinions (of people) by asking specific questions [syn: poll, canvass]

  3. cover with canvas; "She canvassed the walls of her living room so as to conceal the ugly cracks"

  4. consider in detail and subject to an analysis in order to discover essential features or meaning; "analyze a sonnet by Shakespeare"; "analyze the evidence in a criminal trial"; "analyze your real motives" [syn: analyze, analyse, study, examine, canvass]


Canvas is an extremely durable plain-woven fabric used for making sails, tents, marquees, backpacks, and other items for which sturdiness is required. It is also popularly used by artists as a painting surface, typically stretched across a wooden frame. It is also used in such fashion objects as handbags, electronic device cases, and shoes.

Canvas (disambiguation)

Canvas is a heavy-duty fabric.

Canvas may also refer to:

Canvas (Belgium)

Canvas is a Belgian television channel, which forms part of the Flemish public broadcasting organisation Vlaamse Radio- en Televisieomroep (VRT). Specialising in both original and adaptations from western Europe and North America, the channel offers: in-depth news and current affairs, non-mainstream entertainment, documentaries, arthouse films and other cultural programming.

The channel, launched in December 1997, is part of VRT's second network (VRT 2), which also carries occasional sports programming under the Sporza branding. The current network controller of VRT 2 is Bart De Poot. Until 2012, Canvas used to shared with the children's channel Ketnet between 7am and 8pm; Ketnet has thus moved to its own channel and Canvas became a standalone channel.

Prior to the launch of OP12, Canvas broadcast from 8pm until around midnight to 1am each evening. Now Canvas broadcasts from 6:00am - 1:30am or 2:40am on weekdays and from 9:00am - 2:00am or late on weekends.

Canvas (band)

Canvas is a rock band from Austin, Texas whose active period was from 1996 to 2005. For most of their history the lineup has been Joseph King (guitar, lead vocals), Julian Mandrake (lead guitar), Ben Rada (rhythm guitar), Brad Byram (bass, backing vocals), and Scott Thomas (drums). The band was extremely popular and influential on the Texas music scene, and the members of the band have all gone on join or form other successful bands.

Canvas (album)

Canvas is an album by jazz pianist and composer Robert Glasper, released on the Blue Note label. The album is Glasper's first for a major label.

Canvas (2006 film)

Canvas is a 2006 drama film written and directed by Joseph Greco about a Florida family dealing with a mother who has schizophrenia. The film premiered October 2006 at the Hamptons International Film Festival in New York.

Canvas (song)

"Canvas" is a song by British singer/songwriter Imogen Heap, from her album Ellipse.

Canvas (2010 film)

Canvas is a 2010 Malayalam film directed by Shaji-Rajasekharan starring Kalabhavan Mani, Kannan and Altara.

Canvas (GUI)

In computer science and visualization, a canvas is a container that holds various drawing elements (lines, shapes, text, frames containing other elements, etc.). It takes its name from the canvas used in visual arts. It is sometimes called a scene graph because it arranges the logical representation of a user interface or graphical scene. Some implementations also define the spatial representation and allow the user to interact with the elements via a graphical user interface.

See this article for an overview (2010-08-15) of a small handful of canvas implementations.

Canvas (company)

Canvas is a United States-based technology company which provides mobile apps for data collection and sharing. The company's main offices are in Reston, Virginia, with a regional office in Sydney, Australia.

Founded in 2008, Canvas specializes in Software as a Service (SaaS). It achieved a first round of funding in 2011. A regional office covering Asia Pacific in Sydney, Australia was opened in 2013.

Canvas practices a form of corporate philanthropy via an internal initiative called the Ante Up program. Rather than volunteer or donate money, Canvas donates their product and employee time to nonprofit organizations. In 2014 the company had 50 employees.

Canvas services provide mobile and tablet interfaces for filling out forms or collecting other date, which is then stored online, through a cloud model. Their collection of apps help businesses cut down on paper usage. "MyCanvas" is a service which allows more open access to data created by paid accounts, allowing, for example, a customer to review records they have submitted to a Canvas user.

Canvas allows users to customize their apps and can include GPS location capture, photos, signature capture, and reference data. Data can be exported in a comma-separated values spreadsheet or a pdf.

Usage examples of "canvas".

He dreamed of sensual canvases shamelessly ablush with pink flesh, peaches, orchid blooms.

They all agreed in the aftertime, that it was a fortunate hour in which Evan rode the unwilling Carmen through the narrow, uninviting main street of Canvas Town.

The black shadow that covers the canvas dissolves, revealing the bright faces, now a little faded: Signoretto, Geraldo, Carlo, Fiammetta, Agata, the beautiful Agata, who seemed then to be destined for a future as a queen.

His coppery skin, high cheekbones, and long black hair bespoke some Amerind blood, though his white shirt and khaki canvas slacks were the latest in corp casual.

With a sound like a giant ripping up a roll of heavy canvas, a continuous stream of bullets tore into the ranks of Ansar as they swarmed forward.

When I landed with my trade-goods, leaving my steering sweep apeak, Otoo left his stroke position and came into the stern-sheets, where a Winchester lay ready to hand under a flap of canvas.

Lady Appleton chuckled as she folded a shift made of finest lawn and tucked it into a small canvas traveling bag.

They were almost ready for the performance, everything in place except the final blessings of the chamberlains and their magists, and Eslingen paused at the center of the backpiece, peering out through the single narrow slit in the stiff canvas.

Gears -engaged with a clatter, bearings began grinding just audibly beneath the music, and the canvas began moving slowly across the stage, feeding from the full spool toward the empty.

At the stand in Yolus, a blowdown that came up in a flash, and left just as suddenly, left the main top canvas in tatters and splintered two of the three center poles.

Feeling the canvas around him and the tubing in his blowhole, he panicked a little.

Caley Bridgeman woke to the smell of canvas and the promise of a warm day.

Half dreaming, she saw a woman in the room in a chair and a man who was painting her, not on to canvas but directly with brushes on to her face, adjusting the colour with tiny dabs at his palette until it flowed on invisibly.

The orders rang out that put the Bucephalas on to a new heading, with all canvas set to take advantage of the westerly wind.

The Bucephalas picked up speed as each extra sail took the wind, Harry, at the wheel, listened carefully to the man casting the log, noting each increase as he added yet more canvas.