- canopy [kan′ə pē]n.pl. canopies [ME canape < ML canapeum < L conopeum < Gr kōnōpeion, couch with mosquito curtains, dim. of kōnōps, gnat]1. a drapery, awning, or other rooflike covering fastened above a bed, throne, etc., or held on poles over a person or sacred thing2. a structure of canvas on a framework sheltering an area or forming a sheltered walk to the entrance of a building3. anything that covers or seems to cover like a canopy, as the sky4. the transparent hood over an airplane cockpit5. the part of a parachute that opens up and catches the air6. a rooflike projection over a door, pulpit, etc.7. the uppermost leafy level of a forestvt.canopied, canopyingto place or form a canopy over; cover; shelter
English World dictionary. V. Neufeldt. 2014.