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
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.
After a while, it will seem natural to erect a canopy to shield the worshipers from the elements.
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|Michael Daly|February 17, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The stone that made the canopy was five yards and three quarters square, and carved round with a handsome cornice.Early Travels in Palestine|Arculf et al.
In all that long quest of the canopy, Leah had never come so near fainting as now.Ghetto Tragedies|Israel Zangwill
The reddish-yellow rays of their broad flames were darkened by the canopy, and scarcely revealed the invalid's face.The Burgomaster's Wife, Complete|Georg Ebers
Upon the deck of this barge Queen Cleopatra appeared, under a canopy of cloth of gold.History of Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt|Jacob Abbott
But the canopy shut out the hot rays and rendered the interior of the boat cool and pleasant.Rinkitink in Oz|L. Frank Baum
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.