Canvas is heavy cloth.|
To canvass means to survey opinion or to solicit votes.
The words canvas and canvass sound identical, but their meanings are very different.
CanvasThe noun canvas (with one s at the end) refers to a heavy woven cloth of hemp, flax or cotton. It is used for sails, tents and paintings. The word canvas is also used figuratively for the floor of a boxing or wrestling ring (i.e., they are often not made of canvas).
CanvassThe verb canvass has several closely related meanings. It can mean:
Canvass Used as a NounNowadays, canvass is used as a noun to denote the processes above.
Did your canvass of the local area succeed in determining the support for the bypass?
I heard Joan's canvass was postponed due to the storm.
(The noun canvassing is more common than the noun canvass. It can be substituted into both examples above.)
Select the correct version:
SS = SOLICIT SUPPORT
Use the last two letters of canvass to bring solicit support to mind.