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n. pl. can·o·pies
a. A covering, usually cloth, suspended over a throne or bed.
b. A cloth covering held aloft on poles above a sacred object, an eminent person, or a couple being married during certain wedding ceremonies.
c. A cloth covering held aloft on posts, used for shade or decoration.
2. Architecture An ornamental rooflike projection over a niche, altar, or tomb.
3. A protective rooflike covering, often of canvas, mounted on a frame over a walkway or door.
4. A high overarching covering, such as the sky: "I just look up at the stars and let the vastness of that black and twinkling canopy fill my soul" (Margaret Mason).
5. The uppermost layer in a forest, formed by the crowns of the trees.
6. The transparent covering that encloses the cockpit of certain aircraft.
7. The part of a parachute that opens up to catch the air.
tr.v. can·o·pied, can·o·py·ing, can·o·pies
To cover with or as if with a canopy.

[Middle English canape, from Medieval Latin canāpēum, mosquito net, from Latin cōnōpēum, from Greek kōnōpeion, bed with mosquito netting, from kōnōps, kōnōp-, mosquito.]


having an ornamental awning
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.canopied - covered with or as with a canopy; "a canopied bed"; "streets canopied by stately trees"
covered - overlaid or spread or topped with or enclosed within something; sometimes used as a combining form; "women with covered faces"; "covered wagons"; "a covered balcony"
References in classic literature ?
It was a very grey day; a most opaque sky, "onding on snaw," canopied all; thence flakes felt it intervals, which settled on the hard path and on the hoary lea without melting.
Something stirred within the silken curtains of a canopied bed; and a low moan was uttered, which, listening intently, Jervase Helwyse began to distinguish as a woman's voice, complaining dolefully of thirst.
Each of the strangers was invited to sit down; and there they were, two and twenty storm- beaten mariners, in worn and tattered garb, sitting on two and twenty cushioned and canopied thrones, so rich and gorgeous that the proudest monarch had nothing more splendid in his stateliest hall.