Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “canvas”

See all translations

canvas

noun uk   /ˈkæn.vəs/ us  
[U] strong, rough cloth used for making tents, sails, bags, strong clothes, etc. [C] a piece of this cloth used by artists for painting on, usually with oil paints, or the painting itself: These two canvases by Hockney would sell for £1,500,000.under canvas in a tent: I love sleeping under canvas.
Translations of “canvas”
in Korean 캔버스 천…
in Arabic خيش, قماش لِلرَسم…
in French toile…
in Turkish kalın kumaş, branda, çadır bezi…
in Italian tela…
in Chinese (Traditional) 帆布, 油畫布, 油畫…
in Russian парусина, холст…
in Polish płótno, brezent…
in Spanish lona, lienzo…
in Portuguese lona…
in German das Segeltuch, die Leinwand…
in Catalan lona…
in Japanese キャンバス地…
in Chinese (Simplified) 帆布, 油画布, 油画…
(Definition of canvas from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of canvas?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “canvas” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

luck out

to be very lucky

Word of the Day

Think long and hard; the language of decisions

by Liz Walter,
January 28, 2015
One of the best ways (perhaps the best way) to improve your English is to learn how words go together in phrases, idioms, or other patterns such as verb/noun or adjective/noun pairs (often called ‘collocations’). This blog looks at some useful phrases and collocations connected with the subject of decisions, something we

Read More 

micro pig noun

January 26, 2015
an extremely small pig, bred to be a pet Micro pigs have become popular pets recently, with famous owners including Victoria Beckham, Paris Hilton and Olympic diver, Tom Daley.

Read More