Canvas Vs Canvass

Homophones are the words that sound the same, yet have different meanings. In this article we will see the difference between Canvas and Canvass and their correct usages.

Canvas Vs Canvass

Canvas: (n) a closely woven, heavy cloth of cotton, hemp, or linen, used for sails, tents; a piece of this or similar material on which a painting is made, a tent, or tents collectively, a painting on canvas, etc.

For e.g.

  • He always painted on canvas, often using oils.
  • Neha needed some good canvas shoes for her school sports day.

Canvass: (v) to solicit votes, subscriptions, opinions, or the like from, a campaign for election to government office, etc.

For e.g.

  • Ram knew how to canvass for fulfilling his demands in the college quite well and managed to garner a lot of support from his juniors.
  • You cannot continue to canvass for the Congress party any longer.


One thought on “Canvas Vs Canvass

  • June 20, 2017 at 1:10 pm

    Good way to learn new words. Thanks academicseasy…great work.


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