Definitions for Canopyˈkæn ə pi

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

can•o•pyˈkæn ə pi(n.)(pl.)-pies

  1. (n.)a covering, usu. of fabric, supported on poles or suspended above a bed, throne, exalted personage, or sacred object.

  2. a long awning stretching from the doorway of a building to a curb.

    Category: Architecture

  3. an ornamental, rooflike projection or covering.

    Category: Architecture

  4. the cover formed by the leafy upper branches of the trees in a forest.

    Category: Ecology

  5. the part of a parachute that opens up and fills with air.

    Category: Aeronautics

  6. the transparent cover over the cockpit of an airplane.

    Category: Aeronautics

  7. (v.t.)to cover with or as if with a canopy.

Origin of canopy:

1350–1400; ME canope < ML canōpēum

Princeton's WordNet

  1. canopy(noun)

    the transparent covering of an aircraft cockpit

  2. canopy(noun)

    the umbrellalike part of a parachute that fills with air

  3. canopy(verb)

    a covering (usually of cloth) that serves as a roof to shelter an area from the weather

  4. canopy(verb)

    cover with a canopy


  1. canopy(Noun)

    A high cover providing shelter, such as a cloth supported above an object, particularly over a bed.

  2. canopy(Noun)

    Any overhanging or projecting roof structure, typically over entrances or doors.

  3. canopy(Noun)

    The zone of the highest foliage and branches of a forest.

  4. canopy(Noun)

    In an airplane, the transparent cockpit cover.

  5. canopy(Noun)

    In a parachute, the cloth that fills with air and thus limits the falling speed.

  6. canopy(Verb)

    To cover with or as if with a canopy.

  7. canopy(Verb)

    To go through the canopy of a forest on a zipline

  8. Origin: From conopeum

Webster Dictionary

  1. Canopy(noun)

    a covering fixed over a bed, dais, or the like, or carried on poles over an exalted personage or a sacred object, etc. chiefly as a mark of honor

  2. Canopy(noun)

    an ornamental projection, over a door, window, niche, etc

  3. Canopy(noun)

    also, a rooflike covering, supported on pillars over an altar, a statue, a fountain, etc

  4. Canopy(verb)

    to cover with, or as with, a canopy

Translations for Canopy

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a covering hung over a throne, bed etc or (on poles) as a shelter.

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