[ kan-uh-pee ]
/ ˈkæn ə pi /

noun, plural can·o·pies.

verb (used with object), can·o·pied, can·o·py·ing.

to cover with or as with a canopy: Branches canopied the road.

Origin of canopy

1350–1400; Middle English canope < Medieval Latin canōpēum, variant of Latin cōnōpēum mosquito net < Greek kōnōpeîon bed with net to keep gnats off, equivalent to kṓnōp(s) gnat + -eion, neuter of -eios adj. suffix

Related forms

su·per·can·o·py, noun, plural su·per·can·o·pies.un·can·o·pied, adjective

Can be confused

canapé canopy Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for canopy


/ (ˈkænəpɪ) /

noun plural -pies

verb -pies, -pying or -pied

(tr) to cover with or as if with a canopy

Word Origin for canopy

C14: from Medieval Latin canōpeum mosquito net, from Latin cōnōpeum gauze net, from Greek kōnōpeion bed with protective net, from kōnōps mosquito
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