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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

At the Summer Solstice, all is green and growing, potential coming into being, the miracle of manifestation painted large on the canvas of awareness. At the Winter Solstice, the wind is cold, trees are bare and all lies in stillness beneath blankets of snow.
Gary Zukav

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

Life is a great big canvas; throw all the paint you can at it.
Danny Kaye

I have patches of insomnia, and I'm fascinated by the otherness of the world at night. The stillness. Daytime preoccupations fall away, standards change, thoughts change. It's a canvas for reinvention, I think.
Morag Joss
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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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