noun, plural can·o·pies.
verb (used with object), can·o·pied, can·o·py·ing.
Origin of canopy
Examples from the Web for canopy
Contemporary Examples of canopy
But the leaves and branches – the canopy it effectively creates -- is made up of solar panels.Parks and Regeneration
The Daily Beast
November 3, 2014
Smoke rises above the canopy as gentle chanting rumbles across the jungle floor.What Made Mexico’s Most Mysterious Beach?
October 14, 2014
After a while, it will seem natural to erect a canopy to shield the worshipers from the elements.Think Twice About Jews On The Temple Mount
Edward S. Goldstein
June 27, 2013
The two SUWU shorties opened fire on what they mistook for rival shorties in a park, huddled under a canopy during a rainstorm.Never Mind El Chapo: Chicago’s Real Public Enemy No. 1 Is the Shorties
February 17, 2013
Historical Examples of canopy
At night, our couch will be on a platform surmounted by a canopy like a throne.The Dream
The pole and the canopy of the hammock tangled inextricably its occupant.The Leopard Woman
Stewart Edward White
The hangings were of crimson velvet, and the canopy of the richest purple.Imogen
The canopy is held up by prelates, and the chairmen are in knee-breeches and red velvet.The Eternal City
The sun was shooting over the cliffs a canopy as of smoke above their heads.The Manxman
noun plural -pies
verb -pies, -pying or -pied
Word Origin for canopy
late 14c., from Old French conope "bed-curtain" (Modern French canapé), from Medieval Latin canopeum, dissimilated from Latin conopeum, from Greek konopeion "Egyptian couch with mosquito curtains," from konops "mosquito, gnat," of unknown origin. The same word (canape) in French, Spanish, and Portuguese now means "sofa, couch." Italian canape is a French loan word.
c.1600, from canopy (n.). Related: Canopied; canopying.