(Can*to"ris) a. [L., lit., of the cantor, gen. of cantor.] Of or pertaining to a cantor; as, the
cantoris side of a choir; a cantoris stall. Shipley.
(Can"trap Can"trip) n. [Cf. Icel. gandar, ODan. & OSw. gan, witchcraft, and E. trap a snare,
tramp.] A charm; an incantation; a shell; a trick; adroit mischief. [Written also cantraip.] [Scot.]
(Can"tred ||Can"tref), n. [W. cantref; cant hundred + tref dwelling place, village.] A district
comprising a hundred villages, as in Wales. [Written also kantry.]
(Can"ty) a. Cheerful; sprightly; lively; merry. "The canty dame." Wordsworth [Scot. & Prov. Eng.]
Contented with little, and canty with mair.
1. A Canadian. [Slang]
2. A small or medium-sized hardy horse, common in Canada. [Colloq.]
(Can"u*la) n., Canular
(Can"u*lar) a., Canulated
(Can"u*la`ted) a. See Cannula, Cannular,
(Can"vas) n. [OE. canvas, canevas, F. canevas, LL. canabacius hempen cloth, canvas, L.
cannabis hemp, fr. G. . See Hemp.]
1. A strong cloth made of hemp, flax, or cotton; used for tents, sails, etc.
By glimmering lanes and walls of canvas led.
2. (a) A coarse cloth so woven as to form regular meshes for working with the needle, as in tapestry,
or worsted work. (b) A piece of strong cloth of which the surface has been prepared to receive painting,
commonly painting in oil.
History . . . does not bring out clearly upon the canvas the details which were familiar.
J. H. Newman.
3. Something for which canvas is used: (a) A sail, or a collection of sails. (b) A tent, or a collection of
tents. (c) A painting, or a picture on canvas.
To suit his canvas to the roughness of the see.
Light, rich as that which glows on the canvas of Claude.
4. A rough draft or model of a song, air, or other literary or musical composition; esp. one to show a
poet the measure of the verses he is to make. Grabb.
(Can"vas), a. Made of, pertaining to, or resembling, canvas or coarse cloth; as, a canvas tent.