canvas Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo

Meaning of “canvas” in the English Dictionary

"canvas" in British English

See all translations

canvasnoun

uk   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)

"canvas" in American English

See all translations

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…
What is the pronunciation of canvas?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day

float

a large vehicle with a flat surface that is decorated and used in festivals

Word of the Day

PLEASE DON’T SHOUT!
PLEASE DON’T SHOUT!
by Colin McIntosh,
February 09, 2016
New words are entering the language all the time. A few of these are completely new and original coinages, but the vast majority are based on the existing stock of words in some way, for example by using affixes (prefixes and suffixes). These can have the effect of changing the meaning of the

Read More 

farecasting noun
farecasting noun
February 08, 2016
predicting the optimum date to buy a plane ticket, especially on a website or using an app A handful of new and updated websites and apps are trying to perfect the art of what’s known as farecasting – predicting the best date to buy a ticket.

Read More