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canopy

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noun can·o·py \ˈka-nə-pē\

Definition of canopy

plural

canopies

  1. 1a :  a cloth covering suspended over a bedb :  a cover (as of cloth) fixed or carried above a person of high rank or a sacred object :  baldachin A canopy hung over the altar.c :  a protective covering: such as (1) :  the uppermost spreading branchy layer of a forest (2) :  awning, marquee A canopy was erected over the grandstand.

  2. 2 :  an ornamental rooflike structure

  3. 3a :  the transparent enclosure over an airplane cockpitb :  the fabric part of a parachute that catches the air

Examples of canopy in a sentence

  1. A canopy hung over the altar.

  2. trees line both sides of the garden path, with their foliage forming a leafy canopy for walkers

Origin and Etymology of canopy

Middle English canope, from Medieval Latin canopeum mosquito net, from Latin conopeum, from Greek kōnōpion, from kōnōps mosquito


First Known Use: 14th century


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canopy

verb can·o·py

Definition of canopy

canopied

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canopying

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to cover with or as if with a canopy Tall trees canopied the island.

Origin and Etymology of canopy

see 1canopy


First Known Use: 1594



CANOPY Defined for English Language Learners

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canopy

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noun can·o·py \ˈka-nə-pē\

Definition of canopy for English Language Learners

  • : a piece of cloth that hangs over a bed, throne, etc., as a decoration or shelter

  • : something that hangs or spreads out over an area

  • : the highest layer of branches in a forest or on a tree


CANOPY Defined for Kids

canopy

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noun can·o·py \ˈka-nə-pē\

Definition of canopy for Students

plural

canopies

  1. 1 :  a covering fixed over a bed or throne or carried on poles (as over a person of high rank)

  2. 2 :  something that hangs over and shades or shelters something else

  3. 3 :  the uppermost spreading layer of a forest



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