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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

A great artist can paint a great picture on a small canvas.
Charles Dudley Warner

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

Each solstice is a domain of experience unto itself. 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

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