Definitions of canvass

  1. To go about to solicit votes, interest, or orders.
  2. To examine; discuss thoroughly; ask for votes or opinions, etc.
  3. To sift, examine: to discuss: to solicit votes.
  4. To examine; discuss; traverse; soliciting votes or patronage.
  5. To solicit personally, as votes or trade; examine; scrutinize; sift.
  6. To search thoroughly; to engage in solicitation by traversing a district; as, to canvass for subscriptions or for votes; to canvass for a book, a publisher, or in behalf of a charity; - commonly followed by for.
  7. To seek for orders, or solicit.
  8. get the opinions of people, for example
  9. get the opinions ( of people) by asking specific questions
  10. To go about soliciting votes, orders, or the like.
  11. To examine; to discuss; to solicit votes.
  12. To discuss; to examine into; to solicit votes or interest; to make interest in favour of.
  13. an oil painting on canvas
  14. the setting for a narrative or fictional or dramatic account; " the crowded canvas of history"; " the movie demanded a dramatic canvas of sound"
  15. To sift; to strain; to examine thoroughly; to scrutinize; as, to canvass the votes cast at an election; to canvass a district with reference to its probable vote.
  16. To examine by discussion; to debate.
  17. To go trough, with personal solicitation or public addresses; as, to canvass a district for votes; to canvass a city for subscriptions.
  18. Close inspection; careful review for verification; as, a canvass of votes.
  19. Examination in the way of discussion or debate.
  20. A close inspection or examination; a solicitation of votes, orders, etc.
  21. Close examination: a seeking or solicitation.
  23. Discussion; examination; solicitation of votes.
  24. The going about to solicit orders, interest, or votes.
  25. A detailed examination; inquiry; scrutiny.
  26. Close examination; discussion; solicitation.
  27. A close inspection into; discussion; debate; a seeking; a solicitation.