canopy definition

  • noun:
    • A covering, generally of cloth, suspended over a throne or sleep or held aloft on poles above an eminent person or a sacred item.
    • Architecture An ornamental rooflike projection over a distinct segment, altar, or tomb.
    • A protective rooflike addressing, often of fabric, installed on a frame over a walkway or home.
    • A high overarching addressing, like the sky: "I just lookup during the stars and allow vastness of this black colored and twinkling canopy fill my soul” ( Margaret Mason).
    • The uppermost level in a forest, formed by the crowns for the woods. Also called top canopy.
    • The clear enclosure throughout the cockpit of an aircraft.
    • The section of a parachute that starts as much as catch the air.
    • a top address delivering refuge, particularly a cloth supported above an object, especially over a bed.
    • Any overhanging or projecting roof framework, usually over entrances or doors.
    • The zone associated with greatest vegetation and branches of a forest.
    • In an airplane, the transparent cockpit cover.
    • In a parachute, the cloth that fills with air and thus restricts the dropping speed.
    • A covering fixed over a bed, dais, or the love, or continued poles over an exalted personage or a sacred item, etc. mainly as a mark of honor.
    • An ornamental projection, over a door, screen, niche, etc.
    • Also, a rooflike covering, supported on pillars over an altar, a statue, a fountain, etc.
    • generally, any suspended covering that serves as a protection or refuge, as an awning, the tester of a bed, and/or want; specially, an ornamental covering of fabric suspended on articles over a throne or perhaps the chair of a higher dignitary, or any covering of cloth therefore disposed.
    • In certain figurative usage, the sky: as, everywhere underneath the canopy, or the canopy of heaven.
    • In architecture, a decorative hood or address supported or suspended over an altar, throne, seat of state, pulpit, and the like; in addition the ornamented projecting head of a distinct segment or tabernacle.
    • Nautical: A light awning on the stern-sheets of a boat.
    • The metal framework over a hatch.
    • a sizable smoke-bell. See smoke-bell.
    • the transparent covering of an aircraft cockpit
    • the umbrellalike part of a parachute that fills with air
    • a covering (usually of cloth) that functions as a roof to shelter an area from climate
    • A covering, often of cloth, suspended over a throne or sleep or held aloft on poles above an eminent person or a sacred item.
    • Architecture An ornamental rooflike projection over a niche, altar, or tomb.
    • A protective rooflike covering, usually of canvas, installed on a frame over a walkway or door.
    • 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).
    • The uppermost level in a forest, formed because of the crowns of this woods. Also known as crown canopy.
    • The clear enclosure across seat of an aircraft.
    • The section of a parachute that opens around capture air.
    • a top cover delivering protection, such a cloth supported above an object, specially over a bed.
    • Any overhanging or projecting roofing framework, usually over entrances or doors.
    • The area of the highest foliage and limbs of a forest.
    • In an airplane, the clear cockpit cover.
    • In a parachute, the cloth that fills with atmosphere and therefore limits the dropping speed.
    • A covering fixed over a bed, dais, and/or love, or continued poles over an exalted personage or a sacred item, etc. chiefly as a mark of honor.
    • An ornamental projection, over a door, window, niche, etc.
    • In addition, a rooflike addressing, supported on pillars over an altar, a statue, a fountain, etc.
    • In general, any suspended addressing that functions as a protection or refuge, as an awning, the tester of a bed, or the love; especially, an ornamental covering of cloth suspended on articles over a throne or even the seat of increased dignitary, or any covering of cloth so disposed.
    • In particular figurative use, the sky: as, anywhere under the canopy, or even the canopy of heaven.
    • In design, a decorative bonnet or cover supported or suspended over an altar, throne, chair of condition, pulpit, and stuff like that; also the ornamented projecting mind of a distinct segment or tabernacle.
    • Nautical: A light awning over the stern-sheets of a boat.
    • The brass framework over a hatch.
    • a big smoke-bell. See smoke-bell.
    • the transparent covering of an aircraft seat
    • the umbrellalike section of a parachute that fills with atmosphere
    • a covering (usually of cloth) that functions as a roof to shelter a place through the weather
  • verb-transitive:
    • to pay for with or like with a canopy.
    • to pay for with, or much like, a canopy.
    • to pay for with or just as if with a canopy.
    • to pay for with, or as with, a canopy.
  • verb:
    • To cover with or just as if with a canopy.
    • to undergo the canopy of a forest on a zipline.
    • address with a canopy
    • To cover with or just as if with a canopy.
    • to endure the canopy of a forest on a zipline.
    • address with a canopy
  • others:
    • to pay for with a canopy, or as with a canopy.
    • to pay for with a canopy, or just like a canopy.

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