Definition of canvass noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈkænvəs//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkænvəs//
    [usually singular]
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  1. 1the process of going around an area and talking to people, especially to ask for support for a particular person, political party, etc.
  2. 2the process of asking people what they think about a particular subject to carry out a canvass of opinions

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