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Definition of Canvas

Canvas

  1. A strong cloth made of hemp, flax, or cotton; -- used for tents, sails, etc.
  2. A coarse cloth so woven as to form regular meshes for working with the needle, as in tapestry, or worsted work.
  3. A piece of strong cloth of which the surface has been prepared to receive painting, commonly painting in oil.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Made of, pertaining to, or resembling, canvas or coarse cloth; as, a canvas tent.

Canvas Quotations

This world is but a canvas to our imagination.
Henry David Thoreau

You wind up creating from silence, like painting a picture on a blank canvas that could bring tears to somebody's eyes. As songwriters, our blank canvas is silence. Then we write a song from an idea that can change somebody's life. Songwriting is the closest thing to magic that we could ever experience. That's why I love songwriting.
Rodney Atkins

People speak of the fear of the blank canvas as though it is a temporary hesitation, a trembling moment of self-doubt. For me it was more like being abducted from my bed by a clown, thrust into a circus arena with a wicker chair, and told to tame a pissed-off lion in front of an expectant crowd.
Hannah Kent

Love is a canvas furnished by nature and embroidered by imagination.
Voltaire

The colors live a remarkable life of their own after they have been applied to the canvas.
Edvard Munch
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Canvas Translations

canvas in French is canevas
canvas in German is Segel, Zelttuch, Segel-
canvas in Italian is stoffa
canvas in Spanish is lona, pa o
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