Sail vs Canvas - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between sail and canvas
is that sail
is (nautical) a piece of fabric attached to a boat and arranged such that it causes the wind to drive the boat along the sail may be attached to the boat via a combination of mast, spars and ropes while canvas
is a type of coarse cloth, woven from hemp, useful for making sails and tents or as a surface for paintings.
As verbs the difference between sail and canvas
is that sail
is to be impelled or driven forward by the action of wind upon sails, as a ship on water; to be impelled on a body of water by steam or other power while canvas
is to cover an area or object with canvas.
From (etyl) 'to cut'. More at saw.
(nautical) A piece of fabric attached to a boat and arranged such that it causes the wind to drive the boat along. The sail may be attached to the boat via a combination of mast, spars and ropes.
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(uncountable) The power harnessed by a sail or sails, or the use this power for travel or transport.
A trip in a boat, especially a sailboat.
- When we have laugh'd to see the sails conceive / And grow big-bellied with the wanton wind;
(dated) A sailing vessel; a vessel of any kind; a craft. Plural sail .
- Let's go for a sail .
The blade of a windmill.
A tower-like structure found on the dorsal (topside) surface of submarines.
The floating organ of siphonophores, such as the Portuguese man-of-war.
(fishing) A sailfish.
- Twenty sail were in sight.
(paleontology) an outward projection of the
Anything resembling a sail, such as a wing.
- We caught three sails today.
- Like an eagle soaring / To weather his broad sails .
* See also
* balloon sail
* by sail
* drag sail
* dragon sail
* point of sail
* studding sail
* set sail
* take the wind out of someone's sails
* working sail
(etyl) , cognate to earlier Middle Low German segelen and its descendant Low German sailen.
To be impelled or driven forward by the action of wind upon sails, as a ship on water; to be impelled on a body of water by steam or other power.
To move through or on the water; to swim, as a fish or a waterfowl.
To ride in a boat, especially a sailboat.
To set sail; to begin a voyage.
To move briskly and gracefully through the air.
- We sail for Australia tomorrow.
- As is a winged messenger of heaven, / When he bestrides the lazy pacing clouds, / And sails upon the bosom of the air.
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To move briskly.
* sail close to the wind
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A type of coarse cloth, woven from hemp, useful for making sails and tents or as a surface for paintings.
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A piece of canvas cloth stretched across a frame on which one may paint.
A basis for creative work.
- 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. \
(computer graphics) A region on which graphics can be rendered.
(nautical) sails in general
- The author takes rural midwestern life as a canvas for a series of tightly woven character studies .
A painting, or a picture on canvas.
- He spent the night under canvas .
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.
- Light, rich as that which glows on the canvas of Claude.
The plural is used in the UK and most UK-influenced areas.
To cover an area or object with canvas.