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canvasnoun

uk   /ˈkæn.vəs/  us   /ˈkæn.vəs/
[U] strong, ​roughcloth used for making ​tents, ​sails, ​bags, ​strongclothes, etc.
[C] a ​piece of this ​cloth used by ​artists for ​painting on, usually with ​oilpaints, or the ​painting itself: These two canvases by Hockney would ​sell for £1,500,000.
under canvas
in a ​tent: I ​lovesleeping under canvas.
(Definition of canvas from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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canvasnoun [C/U]

 us   /ˈkæn·vəs/
strong, ​roughcloth made from ​cotton or other ​fibers, used for making ​tents, ​sails, ​strongbags, or ​workclothes
Canvas is also the ​clothartistspaint on, or such a ​painting itself: [C] Two ​valuable canvases ​hung in the ​room.
(Definition of canvas from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “canvas”
in Korean 캔버스 천…
in Arabic خيش, قماش لِلرَسم…
in Malaysian kanvas…
in French toile…
in Russian парусина, холст…
in Chinese (Traditional) 帆布, 油畫布, 油畫…
in Italian tela…
in Turkish kalın kumaş, branda, çadır bezi…
in Polish płótno, brezent…
in Spanish lona, lienzo…
in Vietnamese vải bạt, bức toan…
in Portuguese lona…
in Thai ผ้าใบ, ภาพวาด…
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…
in Indonesian kanvas…
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