Definitions For Canvass


  • A heavy, closely woven fabric (used for clothing or chairs or sails or tents)
  • The mat that forms the floor of the ring in which boxers or professional wrestlers compete
  • An oil painting on canvas fabric
  • A tent made of canvas fabric
  • A large piece of fabric (usually canvas fabric) by means of which wind is used to propel a sailing vessel
  • An inquiry into public opinion conducted by interviewing a random sample of people
  • The setting for a narrative or fictional or dramatic account


  • Consider in detail and subject to an analysis in order to discover essential features or meaning
  • Get the opinions (of people) by asking specific questions
  • Solicit votes from potential voters in an electoral campaign
  • To ask (the people in an area) what they think about a candidate, project, idea, etc.
  • To talk to the people in an area in order to get them to support a candidate, project, idea, etc.
  • To look at or consider (something) carefully

Is Canvass a Scrabble Word?

Words With Friends YES
Scrabble US YES
Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) YES
Scrabble Global YES
Enable1 Dictionary YES

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Words with Friends

The word Canvass is worth 12 points in Scrabble and 15 points in Words with Friends

Examples of Canvass in a Sentence

  • A team of volunteers is canvassing the city for the Republican Party.
  • We go to every house to canvass voters.
  • She is canvassing for one of the presidential candidates this year.

Synonyms for Canvass

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