What does canopy mean?

canopy meaning in General Dictionary

to pay for with or much like a canopy

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  • A covering fixed over a bed dais or perhaps the like or continued poles over an exalted personage or a sacred item an such like mainly as a mark of honor
  • cover with a canopy
  • a covering (usually of fabric) that serves as a roof to shelter a place through the weather
  • the umbrellalike part of a parachute that fills with air
  • the transparent covering of a plane seat
  • A covering fixed over a bed, dais, and/or want, or held on poles over an exalted personage or a sacred object, etc. mainly as a mark of honor.
  • An ornamental projection, over a door, screen, niche, etc.
  • In addition, a rooflike covering, supported on pillars over an altar, a statue, a fountain, etc.
  • to pay for with, or just like, a canopy.

canopy meaning in Etymology Dictionary

belated 14c., from Old French conope "bed-curtain" (contemporary French canap

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  • c.1600, from canopy (n.). Related: Canopied; canopying.

canopy meaning in Sports Dictionary

The name provided to the nylon part of the parachute that fills with air when established to reduce the speed of this parachuter's fall. (sport: Parachuting)

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  • The fabric wing associated with glider. Additionally a phrase for total paraglider. (sport: Paragliding)

Sentence Examples with the word canopy

It is also suggested that the capella was simply the tent or canopy which the French kings erected over the altar in the field for the worship of the soldiers.

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