What does canopy mean?

Definitions for canopy
ˈkæn ə picanopy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. canopynoun

    the transparent covering of an aircraft cockpit

  2. canopynoun

    the umbrellalike part of a parachute that fills with air

  3. canopyverb

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

  4. canopyverb

    cover with a canopy


  1. canopynoun

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

  2. canopynoun

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

  3. canopynoun

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

  4. canopynoun

    In an airplane, the transparent cockpit cover.

  5. canopynoun

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

  6. canopyverb

    To cover with or as if with a canopy.

  7. canopyverb

    To go through the canopy of a forest on a zipline

  8. Etymology: From conopeum

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. CANOPYnoun

    A covering of state over a throne or bed; a covering spread over the head.

    Etymology: canopeum, low Lat.

    She is there brought unto a paled green,
    And placed under a stately canopy,
    The warlike feats of both those knights to see. Fairy Queen.

    Now spread the night her spangled canopy,
    And summon’d every restless eye to sleep. Edward Fairfax.

    Nor will the raging fever’s fire abate,
    With golden canopies, and beds of state. Dryden.

  2. To Canopyverb

    To cover with a canopy.

    Etymology: from the noun.

    The birch, the myrtle, and the bay,
    Like friends did all embrace;
    And their large branches did display,
    To canopy the place. Dryden.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Canopynoun

    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. Canopynoun

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

  3. Canopynoun

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

  4. Canopyverb

    to cover with, or as with, a canopy

  5. Etymology: [OE. canapie, F. canap sofa, OF. conope, conopeu, conopieu, canopy, vail, pavilion (cf. It. canop canopy, sofa), LL. conopeum a bed with mosquito curtains, fr. Gr. kwnwpei^on, fr. kw`nwps gnat, kw`nos cone + 'w`ps face. See Cone, and Optic.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Canopy

    kan′o-pi, n. a covering over a throne or bed: a covering of state stretched over the head: any covering, as the sky: a roof-like projection over a niche, tomb, statue, &c.: the wooden covering over prebends' stalls in cathedrals, pulpits, altars, &c.—v.t. to cover with a canopy:—pr.p. can′opying; pa.p. can′opied. [Fr. canapé—Low L. canopeum—Gr. kōnōpeion, a mosquito curtain—kōnōps, a mosquito.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. canopy

    A light awning over the stern-sheets of a boat.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of canopy in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of canopy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of canopy in a Sentence

  1. Martha Stewart:

    I am delighted to establish this partnership with Canopy Growth and share with them the knowledge I have gained after years of experience in the subject of living.

  2. Penni Redford:

    Southern Live oak, Quercus Virginiana -- large canopy trees, can withstand occasional floods and hurricanes and are resistant to salt spray, provide habitat for birds and a variety of moss and bromeliads in South Florida.

  3. Penni Redford:

    Palm trees do not sequester carbon at the same rate as our native canopy trees and do not provide shade, cool down streets and sidewalks to help counter the urban heat island effect that canopy trees do.

  4. Anthony Ambrose:

    The study documents substantial decreases in canopy water content over time.

  5. Susannah Thorpe:

    A key part of the tool is that it's based on replicating the mechanical challenges that chimpanzees experience in the wild in their daily lives, so when they're moving around forest canopy they have to deal with branches flexing under their weight, they have to deal with planning routes in advance so they know where to go to get to the next food source and we're trying to emulate these mechanical challenges into the lives of captive chimpanzees.

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  • навес, купол, балдахинBulgarian
  • baldachýnCzech
  • Baldachin, Laubfläche, Kronendach, BaumkronendachGerman
  • θόλος, ουρανόςGreek
  • copa, toldo, palio, campana, parabrisas, alero, doselSpanish
  • kupu, latvusto, lippa, katos, kuomuFinnish
  • voûte, dais, marquise, toile de parachute, canopée, baldaquinFrench
  • ceannbhratIrish
  • चंदवाHindi
  • baldachin, ejtőernyőkupolaHungarian
  • baldacchino, tettuccio, calottaItalian
  • ពិតានKhmer
  • conopeumLatin
  • свод, балдахинMacedonian
  • baldakijnDutch
  • kronetakNorwegian
  • toldo, copa, marquisePortuguese
  • фона́рь, козырёк, наве́с, балдахин, ку́полRussian
  • sänghimmel, tronhimmel, takhimmel, baldakin, huvSwedish
  • mistomanufül, nufülVolapük

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