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Short Definition : determine or seek opinions, votes, etc.; go through (a region) to solicit votes or orders; conduct a survey; N.

(noun) the setting for a narrative or fictional or dramatic account
Synonyms : canvas
Example Sentence
  • the crowded canvas of history
  • the movie demanded a dramatic canvas of sound

(noun) an inquiry into public opinion conducted by interviewing a random sample of people
(noun) a large piece of fabric (usually canvas fabric) by means of which wind is used to propel a sailing vessel
Synonyms : canvas , sail , sheet

(noun) a tent made of canvas fabric
Synonyms : canvas , canvas tent

(noun) an oil painting on canvas fabric
Synonyms : canvas

(noun) the mat that forms the floor of the ring in which boxers or professional wrestlers compete
Synonyms : canvas
Example Sentence
  • the boxer picked himself up off the canvas

(noun) a heavy, closely woven fabric (used for clothing or chairs or sails or tents)
Synonyms : canvas

(verb) get the opinions (of people) by asking specific questions
Synonyms : canvas , poll

(verb) solicit votes from potential voters in an electoral campaign
Synonyms : canvas

(verb) consider in detail and subject to an analysis in order to discover essential features or meaning
Synonyms : analyse , analyze , canvas , examine , study
Example Sentence
  • analyze a sonnet by Shakespeare
  • analyze the evidence in a criminal trial
  • analyze your real motives

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for canvass

In Sri Lankan Cricket team there is a player with Name Chaminda Vas. Suppose if selectors will say "Can Vas play the next Tournament ?" They are looking for votes
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by r4nj33t

just to complete what r4nj33t want to menation..if selectors will say "Can Vas play the next Tournament??" What are they ..are seeking our OPINION.OR VOTES IN FAVOUR OF THEM.
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by preetisoni2411

on CANVASS u always draw a picture and say ur opinions...
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by srnayak17

The congressman is going to KANSAS city to CANVASS for votes and CANVASS people's opinions about their needs and wants
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by melancholica

imagine a politician asking for vote beneath canvas tent
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by alok1988


Short Definition : spacious

(adj) large in capacity
Example Sentence
  • she carried a capacious bag

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for capacious

Capacious -- relate it to Capacity -- An ability to hold.
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by Administrator

Sounds like spacious i.e. having lot of space/capacity
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by mohanster

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by isabella swan

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capaci(look like capacity…..means an ability to hold or possess something)+ous(sounds like us)…….our country sees its future in us ,as we are young and possess that ability to make our nation world super power.
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by preetisoni2411

capacious--kapa gal room is generally very spacious
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by sai dasika


Short Definition : mental or physical ability; role; position or duty; ability to accommodate; Ex. in my capacity as president

(noun) capability to perform or produce
Example Sentence
  • among his gifts is his capacity for true altruism
  • limited runway capacity
  • a great capacity for growth

(noun) the susceptibility of something to a particular treatment
Synonyms : capability
Example Sentence
  • the capability of a metal to be fused

(noun) the amount that can be contained
Synonyms : content
Example Sentence
  • the gas tank has a capacity of 12 gallons

(noun) the maximum production possible
Example Sentence
  • the plant is working at 80 per cent capacity

(noun) a specified function
Example Sentence
  • he was employed in the capacity of director
  • he should be retained in his present capacity at a higher salary

(noun) (computer science) the amount of information (in bytes) that can be stored on a disk drive
Example Sentence
  • the capacity of a hard disk drive is usually expressed in megabytes

(noun) an electrical phenomenon whereby an electric charge is stored
(noun) the power to learn or retain knowledge; in law, the ability to understand the facts and significance of your behavior
Synonyms : mental ability

(noun) tolerance for alcohol
Example Sentence
  • he had drunk beyond his capacity


Short Definition : having a very fine bore; resembling a hair; fine and slender; Ex. capillary attraction; N: very fine hairlike tube; CF. capillarity

(noun) a tube of small internal diameter; holds liquid by capillary action
(noun) any of the minute blood vessels connecting arterioles with venules
Synonyms : capillary vessel

(adj) of or relating to hair
(adj) long and slender with a very small internal diameter
Synonyms : hairlike
Example Sentence
  • a capillary tube

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for capillary

capillary:cap +ill+ary(a): ary(a) felt ill when he lost his cap(generally cap hold's place were it resemble's a hair)
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by sandeep12

Sounds like (CAP)GAP + Illary (no Gap)
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by srinathshetty


Short Definition : surrender; give up all resistance

(verb) surrender under agreed conditions
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for capitulate

CAPtain it's too late, we will have to surrender..
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by sriharisharma

capital+ate -> if someone ate the capital that means the king of the capital has surrendered.
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by cp.jethani

CAP ITU LATE : Cap(close/cover/stop) it, it is too late. Give in, yield, to stop resisting an enemy
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by prakashbharati

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by himanshu88

captured by someone ----> surrendered
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by vikas_the_cool

If u GIVE UP ur spirit , you r a CAPI TULL(kannada)
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by karthikbrs

This word can be related to Capitalism which weakened all the colonies.
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by deepukurien

Capitulations of the Ottoman Empire made empire slender and end as a result of this.
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by junker

The CAPtain gave up resistance and surrended under agreed conditions!
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by sap


Short Definition : whim; sudden change of mind without any real cause

(noun) a sudden desire
Synonyms : impulse , whim
Example Sentence
  • he bought it on an impulse

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for caprice

ca(kya)+price...u say to shopkeeper "abey yeh kya u go on changing price."
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by userdce

the government put a CAP on the PRICE of RICE..because it keeps changing
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by findktk

cap (~ a hat). Cap price rises so you change your mind to buy one
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by preetisoni2411

cap+rice: cooked rice on your new wearing cap? sudden impulse will come to your mind.
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by sanjeev

My favorite car is a Caprice: So I remember it as: "I HAVE A CAPRICE FOR CAPRICE"
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by drquadros54

Cal saw the low price of rice and immediately was impulsed to buy some!
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by ap6691

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