Canopy definitions

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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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An ornamental rooflike projection over a niche, altar, or tomb.
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A protective rooflike covering, often of canvas, mounted on a frame over a walkway or door.
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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 high overarching covering, such as the sky.
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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 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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The transparent enclosure over the cockpit of an aircraft.
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The transparent hood over an airplane cockpit.
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The part of a parachute that opens up to catch the air.
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The part of a parachute that opens up and catches the air.
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To cover with or as if with a canopy.
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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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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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The zone of the highest foliage and branches of a forest.
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Any overhanging or projecting roof structure, typically over entrances or doors.
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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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Origin of canopy

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).