Canopy meaning

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A protective rooflike covering, often of canvas, mounted on a frame over a walkway or door.
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The uppermost layer in a forest, formed by the crowns of the trees.
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Anything that covers or seems to cover like a canopy, as the sky.
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A covering, usually of cloth, suspended over a throne or bed or held aloft on poles above an eminent person or a sacred object.
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(architecture) An ornamental rooflike projection over a niche, altar, or tomb.
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The part of a parachute that opens up to catch the air.
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The definition of a canopy is a roof like covering or anything that seems to cover.

An example of canopy is a thick forest that the sun doesn't shine through onto the ground below.

An example of canopy is the fabric cover being held by a post at each corner above a bed.

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A high cover providing shelter, such as a cloth supported above an object, particularly over a bed.
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Any overhanging or projecting roof structure, typically over entrances or doors.
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The zone of the highest foliage and branches of a forest.
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In an airplane, the transparent cockpit cover.
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In a parachute, the cloth that fills with air and thus limits the falling speed.
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To cover with or as if with a canopy.
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To go through the canopy of a forest on a zipline.
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The part of a parachute that opens up and catches the air.
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A rooflike projection over a door, pulpit, etc.
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The uppermost leafy level of a forest.
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To place or form a canopy over; cover; shelter.
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To cover with or as if with a canopy.
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A drapery, awning, or other rooflike covering fastened above a bed, throne, etc., or held on poles over a person or sacred thing.
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A structure of canvas on a framework sheltering an area or forming a sheltered walk to the entrance of a building.
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The transparent hood over an airplane cockpit.
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A high overarching covering, such as the sky.
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The transparent enclosure over the cockpit of an aircraft.
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Origin of canopy

  • Middle English canape from Medieval Latin canāpēum mosquito net from Latin cōnōpēum from Greek kōnōpeion bed with mosquito netting from kōnōps kōnōp- mosquito

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English canope, from Latin cōnōpēum (“curtain”) (ultimately from Ancient Greek κωνωπεῖον (kōnōpeion) (konopeion)), through Medieval Latin canopeum, or possibly Old French conope, conopé (cf. modern French canapé).

    From Wiktionary