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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

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

My philosophy is that I'm an artist. I perform an art not with a paint brush or a camera. I perform with bodily movement. Instead of exhibiting my art in a museum or a book or on canvas, I exhibit my art in front of the multitudes.
Steve Prefontaine

As free and crazy as we want to be, and how much we want to make the world a canvas, there's also a part of us that doesn't want to make any mark.
Gerard Way

Dancers are a work of art - they are the canvas on which their work is painted.
Patrick Duffy
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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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