Region vs Canvas - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between region and canvas

is that region is any considerable and connected part of a space or surface; specifically, a tract of land or sea of considerable but indefinite extent; a country; a district; in a broad sense, a place without special reference to location or extent but viewed as an entity for geographical, social or cultural reasons while 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.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

region

English

Noun

(wikipedia region) (en noun)
  • Any considerable and connected part of a space or surface; specifically, a tract of land or sea of considerable but indefinite extent; a country; a district; in a broad sense, a place without special reference to location or extent but viewed as an entity for geographical, social or cultural reasons.
  • the equatorial regions
    the temperate regions
    the polar regions
    the upper regions of the atmosphere
  • An administrative subdivision of a city, a territory, a country or the European Union.
  • (historical) Such a division of the city of Rome and of the territory about Rome, of which the number varied at different times; a district, quarter, or ward.
  • (figuratively) The inhabitants of a region or district of a country.
  • (anatomy) A place in or a part of the body in any way indicated.
  • the abdominal regions
  • (obsolete) Place; rank; station; dignity.
  • (obsolete) The space from the earth's surface out to the orbit of the moon: properly called the elemental region.
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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.