canopy [kan′ə pē]
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 thing
2. a structure of canvas on a framework sheltering an area or forming a sheltered walk to the entrance of a building
3. anything that covers or seems to cover like a canopy, as the sky
4. the transparent hood over an airplane cockpit
5. the part of a parachute that opens up and catches the air
6. a rooflike projection over a door, pulpit, etc.
7. the uppermost leafy level of a forest
canopied, canopying
to place or form a canopy over; cover; shelter

English World dictionary. . 2014.

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