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Meaning of CANOPY

Pronunciation:  'kanupee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a covering (usually of cloth) that serves as a roof to shelter an area from the weather
  2. [n]  the umbrella-like part of a parachute that fills with air
  3. [n]  the transparent covering of an aircraft cockpit
  4. [v]  cover with a canopy

CANOPY is a 6 letter word that starts with C.


 See Also: awning, baldachin, chute, cloth, cockpit, cover, covering, fabric, marquee, marquise, material, parachute, porte-cochere, shelter, sunblind, sunshade, tester, textile, umbrella



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Can"o*py\ (k[a^]n"[-o]*p[y^]), n.; pl. {Canopies}
    (-p[i^]z). [OE. canapie, F. canap['e] sofa, OF. conop['e]e,
    conopeu, conopieu, canopy, vail, pavilion (cf. It. canop[`e]
    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}.]
    1. 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. ``Golden canopies and
       beds of state.'' --Dryden.
    2. (Arch.)
       (a) An ornamental projection, over a door, window, niche,
       (b) Also, a rooflike covering, supported on pillars over
           an altar, a statue, a fountain, etc.
  2. \Can"o*py\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Canopes}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Canopying}.]
    To cover with, or as with, a canopy. ``A bank with ivy
    canopied.'' --Milton.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing a canopy in your dream, symbolizes protection. You may also be elevated to a prominent position.
Biology Dictionary
  1. The branches and foliage of a tree.
  2. Branches and leaves above ground or water.
  3. The overhead branches and leaves of stream-side vegetation.
Thesaurus Terms
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