a covering, usually of fabric, supported on poles or suspended above a bed, throne, exalted personage, or sacred object.
an overhanging projection or covering, as a long canvas awning stretching from the doorway of a building to a curb.
an ornamental, rooflike projection or covering.
Also called crown canopy, crown cover. the cover formed by the leafy upper branches of the trees in a forest.
the part of a parachute that opens up and fills with air, usually made of nylon or silk.
the transparent cover over the cockpit of an airplane.
to cover with or as with a canopy: Branches canopied the road.
- su·per·can·o·py, noun, plural su·per·can·o·pies.
- un·can·o·pied, adjective
- canapé, canopy
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How to use canopy in a sentence
Cox also included leaf area index in the study, which is a measure plant canopy coverage used to estimate the productivity of flora.Nights are warming faster than days. Here’s what that means for the planet. | Ula Chrobak | October 9, 2020 | Popular-Science
Under the canopy of old-growth forests, everything is dying, being taken apart at the molecular level—but at the same time, it is being reborn.Imitation Is the Sincerest Form of Environmentalism - Issue 90: Something Green | Anastasia Bendebury & Michael Shilo DeLay | October 7, 2020 | Nautilus
The park has a thick and lush hardwood canopy that goes full Technicolor in October, attracting thousands of leaf peepers looking for Instagram gold.The Ultimate Shenandoah National Park Travel Guide | Graham Averill | October 7, 2020 | Outside Online
Day-hike a section of the Pacific Crest Trail, or paddle around one of several nearby lakes, including the neighboring Howard Prairie Lake, before retiring to the claw-foot tub set under a canopy of boughs.
As little as two centuries ago, the northern edge of the island of Borneo, home to Malaysia’s Sarawak state, was covered in a verdant canopy that stretched, uninterrupted, from shore to shore.The Environmental Headache in Your Shampoo - Issue 90: Something Green | Anastasia Bendebury & Michael Shilo DeLay | September 16, 2020 | Nautilus
But the leaves and branches – the canopy it effectively creates -- is made up of solar panels.
Smoke rises above the canopy as gentle chanting rumbles across the jungle floor.
In Georgia, MARTA (the Metropolitan Atlantic Rapid Transit Authority) built a huge solar canopy at its bus depot in Decatur.
Bulbs strung among branches in the overhead wild hibiscus tree form a radiant canopy.A Magical Meal at Louie’s Backyard in the Conch Republic | Jane & Michael Stern | July 13, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Overhead, a white canopy painted with brightly colored flowerpots tempers the rain and wind.
The scarlet calico canopy was again set up over the bed, and the woven cradle, on its red manzanita frame, stood near.Ramona | Helen Hunt Jackson
The windows and dressing-table were covered with white muslin, and there was a canopy of the same above the little brass bedstead.Ancestors | Gertrude Atherton
Servants entered with cushions, which they disposed round the foot of the throne and at the base of its canopy.The Red Year | Louis Tracy
Coloured woollen stuff is hung over these, and a kind of canopy keeps off the sun.A Woman's Journey Round the World | Ida Pfeiffer
The sovereigns embraced each other, and retiring under a canopy, had a long conversation, to which no one was a witness.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology | Joel Munsell
British Dictionary definitions for canopy
an ornamental awning above a throne or bed or held over a person of importance on ceremonial occasions
a rooflike covering over an altar, niche, etc
a roofed structure serving as a sheltered passageway or area
a large or wide covering, esp one high above: the sky was a grey canopy
the nylon or silk hemisphere that forms the supporting surface of a parachute
the transparent cover of an aircraft cockpit
the highest level of branches and foliage in a forest, formed by the crowns of the trees
(tr) to cover with or as if with a canopy
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