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can·o·py

 (kăn′ə-pē)
n. pl. can·o·pies
1.
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.]

canopy

(ˈkænəpɪ)
n, pl -pies
1. (Furniture) an ornamental awning above a throne or bed or held over a person of importance on ceremonial occasions
2. (Architecture) a rooflike covering over an altar, niche, etc
3. (Architecture) a roofed structure serving as a sheltered passageway or area
4. a large or wide covering, esp one high above: the sky was a grey canopy.
5. (Aeronautics) the nylon or silk hemisphere that forms the supporting surface of a parachute
6. (Aeronautics) the transparent cover of an aircraft cockpit
7. (Environmental Science) the highest level of branches and foliage in a forest, formed by the crowns of the trees
vb, -pies, -pying or -pied
(tr) to cover with or as if with a canopy
[C14: from Medieval Latin canōpeum mosquito net, from Latin cōnōpeum gauze net, from Greek kōnōpeion bed with protective net, from kōnōps mosquito]

can•o•py

(ˈkæn ə pi)

n., pl. -pies, n.
1. a covering, usu. of fabric, supported on poles or suspended above a bed, throne, exalted personage, or sacred object.
2. a long awning stretching from the doorway of a building to a curb.
3. an ornamental, rooflike projection or covering.
4. the cover formed by the leafy upper branches of the trees in a forest.
5. the part of a parachute that opens up and fills with air.
6. the transparent cover over the cockpit of an airplane.
v.t.
7. to cover with or as if with a canopy.
[1350–1400; Middle English canope < Medieval Latin canōpēum]

Canopy

 an overhanging shelter or shade; used figuratively.
Examples: canopy of clouds, 1855; of heaven, 1869; of plumage, 1843; of trees; of virtue, 1603.

canopy


Past participle: canopied
Gerund: canopying

Imperative
canopy
canopy
Present
I canopy
you canopy
he/she/it canopies
we canopy
you canopy
they canopy
Preterite
I canopied
you canopied
he/she/it canopied
we canopied
you canopied
they canopied
Present Continuous
I am canopying
you are canopying
he/she/it is canopying
we are canopying
you are canopying
they are canopying
Present Perfect
I have canopied
you have canopied
he/she/it has canopied
we have canopied
you have canopied
they have canopied
Past Continuous
I was canopying
you were canopying
he/she/it was canopying
we were canopying
you were canopying
they were canopying
Past Perfect
I had canopied
you had canopied
he/she/it had canopied
we had canopied
you had canopied
they had canopied
Future
I will canopy
you will canopy
he/she/it will canopy
we will canopy
you will canopy
they will canopy
Future Perfect
I will have canopied
you will have canopied
he/she/it will have canopied
we will have canopied
you will have canopied
they will have canopied
Future Continuous
I will be canopying
you will be canopying
he/she/it will be canopying
we will be canopying
you will be canopying
they will be canopying
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been canopying
you have been canopying
he/she/it has been canopying
we have been canopying
you have been canopying
they have been canopying
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been canopying
you will have been canopying
he/she/it will have been canopying
we will have been canopying
you will have been canopying
they will have been canopying
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been canopying
you had been canopying
he/she/it had been canopying
we had been canopying
you had been canopying
they had been canopying
Conditional
I would canopy
you would canopy
he/she/it would canopy
we would canopy
you would canopy
they would canopy
Past Conditional
I would have canopied
you would have canopied
he/she/it would have canopied
we would have canopied
you would have canopied
they would have canopied
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.canopy - the transparent covering of an aircraft cockpitcanopy - the transparent covering of an aircraft cockpit
cockpit - compartment where the pilot sits while flying the aircraft
covering - an artifact that covers something else (usually to protect or shelter or conceal it)
2.canopy - the umbrellalike part of a parachute that fills with air
cloth, fabric, textile, material - artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers; "the fabric in the curtains was light and semitransparent"; "woven cloth originated in Mesopotamia around 5000 BC"; "she measured off enough material for a dress"
chute, parachute - rescue equipment consisting of a device that fills with air and retards your fall
3.canopy - a covering (usually of cloth) that serves as a roof to shelter an area from the weather
awning, sunblind, sunshade - a canopy made of canvas to shelter people or things from rain or sun
baldachin - ornamented canopy supported by columns or suspended from a roof or projected from a wall (as over an altar)
marquee, marquise - permanent canopy over an entrance of a hotel etc.
porte-cochere - canopy extending out from a building entrance to shelter those getting in and out of vehicles
shelter - protective covering that provides protection from the weather
tester - a flat canopy (especially one over a four-poster bed)
umbrella - a lightweight handheld collapsible canopy
Verb1.canopy - cover with a canopy
cover - provide with a covering or cause to be covered; "cover her face with a handkerchief"; "cover the child with a blanket"; "cover the grave with flowers"

canopy

noun
1. awning, covering, shade, shelter, sunshade The dais is covered with a silk brocade canopy.
2. covering, layer, blanket, mantle, overlay The land is thickly covered by a dense canopy of jungle.
Translations
مِظَلَّةُ القُرْبانِ المُقَدَّس
baldachýn
baldakin
katoskuomukupulippa
mennyezet
baldakimas
baldahīnspārsegs
baldachýn

canopy

[ˈkænəpɪ] N
1. (= outside shop) → toldo m
2. (of cockpit) → cubierta f exterior de la cabina
3. (above bed, throne) → dosel m; (over king, pope, bishop) → palio m; (over altar) → baldaquín m; (over tomb) → doselete m
a canopy of starsun manto or un firmamento de estrellas
a canopy of leavesun manto de hojas

canopy

[ˈkænəpi] n
[bed] → baldaquin m; [throne] → dais m
[trees, leaves] → voûte f

canopy

n
(= awning)Markise f, → Überdachung f; (over entrance) → Vordach nt, → Pergola f; (of bed, throne)Baldachin m; (of aircraft)Kanzeldach nt; (of parachute)Fallschirmkappe f
(fig liter, of sky, foliage) → Baldachin m (liter); the canopy of the heavensdas Himmelszelt (liter)

canopy

[ˈkænəpɪ] n (above bed, throne) → baldacchino (Naut) → tandalino

canopy

(ˈkӕnəpi) plural ˈcanopies noun
a covering hung over a throne, bed etc or (on poles) as a shelter.
References in classic literature ?
A canopy had been arranged over their boat to keep off the scorching rays of the sun.
Often, of pleasant afternoons, the two would drink their black coffee, seated upon the stone-flagged portico whose canopy was the blue sky of Louisiana.
The vast canopy of woods spread itself to the margin of the river, overhanging the water, and shadowing its dark current with a deeper hue.
There were curtains to Phoebe's bed; a dark, antique canopy, and ponderous festoons of a stuff which had been rich, and even magnificent, in its time; but which now brooded over the girl like a cloud, making a night in that one corner, while elsewhere it was beginning to be day.
And how nobly it raises our conceit of the mighty, misty monster, to behold him solemnly sailing through a calm tropical sea; his vast, mild head overhung by a canopy of vapor, engendered by his incommunicable contemplations, and that vapor --as you will sometimes see it --glorified by a rainbow, as if Heaven itself had put its seal upon his thoughts.
There were lounging chairs and sofas, window seats covered with soft cushions of fantastic designs; there was one corner fitted in Persian fashion, with a huge canopy and a jeweled lamp beneath.
Also, I believed that the world was not flat, and hadn't pillars under it to sup- port it, nor a canopy over it to turn off a universe of water that occupied all space above; but as I was the only person in the kingdom afflicted with such impious and criminal opinions, I recognized that it would be good wisdom to keep quiet about this matter, too, if I did not wish to be suddenly shunned and forsaken by everybody as a madman.
What under the canopy did they want of a lamp, and where did they get the money to pay for it?
Between the blossoming branches of the canopy bits of blue sky looked down like wonderful eyes.
Massive chairs and settles of carved oak were placed upon the dais, and over these seats and the more elevated table was fastened a canopy of cloth, which served in some degree to protect the dignitaries who occupied that distinguished station from the weather, and especially from the rain, which in some places found its way through the ill-constructed roof.
It had been taken from the Turkish camp before Vienna, and the standard of Mohammed had stood beneath the tremulous gilt of its canopy.
In the middle of the room was a canopy, from which hung curtains of red brocaded stuff, and, under the canopy, an open coffin.