Synonyms for canvass
- check over
Antonyms for canvass
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CANVASS
In speaking of the canvass that was set, I ought to have said something of the state of our decks.
This time we were questioned about canvass, but got off by concealing the truth.
Most of our canvass blew from the gaskets, the cloth going in ribands.
But there has been no canvass as yet,—his address isn't even printed.
In nine of those campaigns I myself, made a canvass from county to county.
A canvass of the town in February, 1901, showed that 96 per cent.
I had ample time to scan his features and canvass their every lineament.
I can get in touch with plenty of women to canvass for you in a little or no time.
It must be some fellow in a great hurry, to carry that canvass in this blow!
As Susan so tersely expressed it, they would "canvass the nation for freedom."
c.1500, from alternative spelling of canvas (n.) and probably meaning, originally, "to toss or sift in a canvas sheet," hence "to shake out, examine carefully" (1520s); "to solicit votes" (1550s). The spelling with a double -s- dates from 16c. Cf. Old French canabasser "to examine carefully," literally "to sift through canvas." Related: Canvassed; canvassing. As a noun related to this, attested from c.1600.