Coarse vs Canvas - What's the difference?

coarse | canvas |


As a adjective coarse

is composed of large parts or particles; of inferior quality or appearance; not fine in material or close in texture.

As a noun canvas is

a type of coarse cloth, woven from hemp, useful for making sails and tents or as a surface for paintings.

As a verb canvas is

to cover an area or object with canvas.

coarse

English

(wikipedia coarse)

Adjective

(er)
  • Composed of large parts or particles; of inferior quality or appearance; not fine in material or close in texture.
  • Lacking refinement, taste or delicacy;
  • coarse manners
    coarse language

    Usage notes

    * Nouns to which "coarse" is often applied: language, particle, grain, graining, sand, powder, gravel, grit, salt, gold, thread, hair, cloth, grid, aggregate, texture, grass, fish, angling, fishing.

    Synonyms

    * (of inferior quality ): thick, rough, sharp, hard * (not refined ): rough, rude, uncouth, blunt, unpolished, inelegant, indelicate, vulgar, gritty, obscene, crass

    Antonyms

    * (of inferior quality ): fine

    Derived terms

    * coarsely * coarsen * coarseness

    Anagrams

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    canvas

    English

    (wikipedia canvas)

    Noun

    (en-noun) (see usage notes)
  • A type of coarse cloth, woven from hemp, useful for making sails and tents or as a surface for paintings.
  • * 1882 , James Edwin Thorold Rogers, A History of Agriculture and Prices in England , Volume 4, p. 556.
  • The term canvas is very widely used, as well to denote the coarse fabrics employed for kitchen use, as for strainers, and wraps for meat, as for the best quality of ordinary table and shirting linen. \
  • A piece of canvas cloth stretched across a frame on which one may paint.
  • A basis for creative work.
  • The author takes rural midwestern life as a canvas for a series of tightly woven character studies .
  • (computer graphics) A region on which graphics can be rendered.
  • (nautical) sails in general
  • A tent.
  • He spent the night under canvas .
  • A painting, or a picture on canvas.
  • (Goldsmith)
  • * Macaulay
  • Light, rich as that which glows on the canvas of Claude.
  • A rough draft or model of a song, air, or other literary or musical composition; especially one to show a poet the measure of the verses he is to make.
  • (Grabb)
  • Usage notes

    The plural is used in the UK and most UK-influenced areas.

    Verb

    (es)
  • To cover an area or object with canvas.