canvass

phonetic symbol: / kǽnvəs / 

canvass - English Dictionary

[ noun ]
■ a heavy, closely woven fabric (used for clothing or chairs or sails or tents)
canvas

[ noun ]
■ the mat that forms the floor of the ring in which boxers or professional wrestlers compete
canvas

[ noun ]
■ an oil painting on canvas fabric
canvas

[ noun ]
■ a tent made of canvas fabric
canvas , canvas tent

[ noun ]
■ a large piece of fabric (usually canvas fabric) by means of which wind is used to propel a sailing vessel
canvas , sail , sheet

[ noun ]
■ an inquiry into public opinion conducted by interviewing a random sample of people
opinion poll , poll , public opinion poll

[ noun ]
■ the setting for a narrative or fictional or dramatic account
canvas

[ verb ]
■ consider in detail and subject to an analysis in order to discover essential features or meaning
analyse , analyze , canvas , examine , study

[ verb ]
■ get the opinions (of people) by asking specific questions
canvas , poll

[ verb ]
■ solicit votes from potential voters in an electoral campaign
canvas

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