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a covering, usually of fabric, supported on poles or suspended above a bed, throne, exalted personage, or sacred object.
an overhanging projection or covering, as a long canvas awning stretching from the doorway of a building to a curb.
an ornamental, rooflike projection or covering.
Also called crown canopy, crown cover. the cover formed by the leafy upper branches of the trees in a forest.
the sky.
the part of a parachute that opens up and fills with air, usually made of nylon or silk.
the transparent cover over the cockpit of an airplane.
to cover with or as with a canopy:
Branches canopied the road.
Contemporary Examples

What Made Mexico’s Most Mysterious Beach? Brandon Presser October 13, 2014
Never Mind El Chapo: Chicago’s Real Public Enemy No. 1 Is the Shorties Michael Daly February 16, 2013
Parks and Regeneration The Daily Beast November 2, 2014
Think Twice About Jews On The Temple Mount Edward S. Goldstein June 26, 2013

Historical Examples

Gypsy Flight Roy J. Snell
The Leopard Woman Stewart Edward White
Stained Glass Tours in England Charles Hitchcock Sherrill
Imogen William Godwin
A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume IX. Robert Kerr
The Manxman Hall Caine

noun (pl) -pies
an ornamental awning above a throne or bed or held over a person of importance on ceremonial occasions
a rooflike covering over an altar, niche, etc
a roofed structure serving as a sheltered passageway or area
a large or wide covering, esp one high above: the sky was a grey canopy
the nylon or silk hemisphere that forms the supporting surface of a parachute
the transparent cover of an aircraft cockpit
the highest level of branches and foliage in a forest, formed by the crowns of the trees
verb -pies, -pying, -pied
(transitive) to cover with or as if with a canopy


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