canopy

  • 1 Canopy — may refer to: Aircraft canopy, transparent enclosure over aircraft cockpit Baldachin, cloth or permanent architectural feature that hangs over altar or throne as symbol of authority Camper shell, raised, rigid covering for the rear bed of a… …

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  • 2 Canopy — • An ornamental covering of cloth, stone, wood, or metal, used to crown an altar, throne, pulpit, or statue Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Canopy     Canopy      …

    Catholic encyclopedia

  • 3 Canopy — Can o*py (k[a^]n [ o]*p[y^]), n.; pl. {Canopies} ( p[i^]z). [OE. canapie, F. canap[ e] sofa, OF. conop[ e]e, conopeu, conopieu, canopy, vail, pavilion (cf. It. canop[ e] canopy, sofa), LL. conopeum a bed with mosquito curtains, fr. Gr. kwnwpei^on …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 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… …

    English World dictionary

  • 5 Canopy — Can o*py, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Canopes}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Canopying}.] To cover with, or as with, a canopy. A bank with ivy canopied. Milton. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 canopy — ► NOUN (pl. canopies) 1) a cloth covering hung or held up over a throne or bed. 2) a roof like projection or shelter. 3) the expanding, umbrella like part of a parachute. 4) the uppermost branches of the trees in a forest, forming a roof like… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 Canopy — er den gennemsigtige kuppelformede skærm over et flys cockpit …

    Danske encyklopædi

  • 8 canopy — late 14c., from O.Fr. conope bed curtain (Mod.Fr. canapé), from M.L. canopeum, dissimilated from L. conopeum, from Gk. konopeion Egyptian couch with mosquito curtains, from konops mosquito, gnat, of unknown origin. The same word (canape) in… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 9 canopy — [n] overhanging covering awning, baldachin, cover, marquee, shade, sunshade, umbrella; concepts 440,444 …

    New thesaurus

  • 10 Canopy Up — Die Fluglage ist die Lage im dreidimensionalen Raum, die ein Luftfahrzeug gerade einnimmt. Sie ist von besonderer Bedeutung für die Flugsteuerung, da eine stabile Fluglage für den normalen Flug aufgrund der Aerodynamik nur innerhalb gewisser… …

    Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 11 canopy — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ glass ▪ dense, thick ▪ a thick canopy of branches ▪ forest, jungle, leafy, tree …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 12 canopy — /kan euh pee/, n., pl. canopies, v., canopied, canopying. n. 1. a covering, usually of fabric, supported on poles or suspended above a bed, throne, exalted personage, or sacred object. 2. an overhanging projection or covering, as a long canvas… …

    Universalium

  • 13 canopy — [[t]kæ̱nəpi[/t]] canopies 1) N COUNT A canopy is a decorated cover, often made of cloth, which is placed above something such as a bed or a seat. 2) N COUNT: usu sing A canopy is a layer of something that spreads out and covers an area, for… …

    English dictionary

  • 14 canopy — UK [ˈkænəpɪ] / US noun [countable] Word forms canopy : singular canopy plural canopies 1) a cloth cover above something such as a bed or chair 2) a curved roof over part of a building 3) a mass of leaves and branches that form a cover high above… …

    English dictionary

  • 15 canopy — can|o|py [ˈkænəpi] n plural canopies [Date: 1300 1400; : Medieval Latin; Origin: canopeum mosquito net , from Greek konopion, from konops mosquito ] 1.) a cover made of cloth that is fixed above a bed, seat etc as a decoration or as a shelter 2.) …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 canopy — /ˈkænəpi / (say kanuhpee) noun (plural canopies) 1. a covering suspended or supported over a throne, bed, etc., or held over a person, sacred object, etc. 2. an overhanging protection or shelter. 3. Architecture an ornamental roof like projection …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 17 canopy — I. noun (plural pies) Etymology: Middle English canope, from Medieval Latin canopeum mosquito net, from Latin conopeum, from Greek kōnōpion, from kōnōps mosquito Date: 14th century 1. a. a cloth covering suspended over a bed b. a cover (as of… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 18 canopy — Synonyms and related words: Caelus, air, altar carpet, altar cloth, antimacassar, apply to, awning, azure, baldacchino, baldachin, belvedere, blanket, blind, block, blue sky, caelum, canopy of heaven, centerpiece, cerecloth, cerement, cerulean,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 19 canopy — [14] Etymologically, a canopy is a ‘mosquito net’. The word comes ultimately from Greek kōnōpeion, a derivative of kónops ‘mosquito’. This passed via Latin cōnōpūum into medieval Latin as canopeum, which meant both ‘mosquito net’ and ‘couch with… …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 20 canopy — can|o|py [ kænəpi ] noun count 1. ) a cloth cover above something such as a bed or chair 2. ) a curved roof over part of a building 3. ) a mass of leaves and branches that form a cover high above the ground: the forest canopy 4. ) a transparent… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English