canvas

[ kan-vuh s ]
/ ˈkæn vəs /

noun

Trademark.

(initial capital letter) the brand name of an open-source learning management system, launched in 2011.

Idioms

    under canvas,
    1. Nautical. with set sails.
    2. in tents; in the field: the troops under canvas.

Origin of canvas

1225–75; Middle English canevas < Anglo-French, Old North French < Vulgar Latin *cannabāceus (noun use of adj.), equivalent to Latin cannab(is) hemp + -āceus -aceous

Related forms

can·vas·like, adjective

Can be confused

canvas canvass
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British Dictionary definitions for canvas

canvas

/ (ˈkænvəs) /

noun


Word Origin for canvas

C14: from Norman French canevas, ultimately from Latin cannabis hemp
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