|Language:||Old North French|
|Origin:||canevas, from Latin cannabis 'hemp'|
strong cloth used to make bags, tents, shoes etc:
a canvas bag
a painting done with oil paints, or the piece of cloth it is painted on:
The gallery has a canvas by Paul Cézanne.
'Four Women on a Bench', oil on canvas , 1991
the whole of a situation, and not just a part of it:
These questions must be considered on a broader canvas.
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in a tent