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Definition of the noun canopy

What does canopy mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: canopies

  1. the transparent covering of an aircraft cockpit
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic word: covering = an artifact that covers something else
    • part of: cockpit = compartment where the pilot sits while flying the aircraft
  2. the umbrellalike part of a parachute that fills with air
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic words: cloth / fabric / material / textile = artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers
    • part of: chute / parachute = rescue equipment consisting of a device that fills with air and retards your fall
  3. a covering (usually of cloth) that serves as a roof to shelter an area from the weather
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic word: shelter = protective covering that provides protection from the weather
    • more specific words:
      • sunblind / sunshade / awning = a canopy made of canvas to shelter people or things from rain or sun
      • baldachin = ornamented canopy supported by columns or suspended from a roof or projected from a wall
      • marquise / marquee = permanent canopy over an entrance of a hotel etc.
      • porte-cochere = canopy extending out from a building entrance to shelter those getting in and out of vehicles
      • tester = a flat canopy
      • umbrella = a lightweight handheld collapsible canopy

Alternative definition of the noun canopy


  1. A high cover providing shelter, such as a cloth supported above an object, particularly over a bed.
  2. Any overhanging or projecting roof structure, typically over entrances or doors.
  3. The zone of the highest foliage and branches of a forest.
  4. In an airplane, the transparent cockpit cover.
  5. In a parachute, the cloth that fills with air and thus limits the speed.

Definition of the verb canopy

What does canopy mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: canopied

  1. cover with a canopy
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • more generic word: cover = provide with a covering or cause to be covered


  1. "Canopy" is a 2013 Australian/Singapore international co-production war film written and directed by Aaron Wilson and starring Khan Chittenden and Tzu-yi Mo. Set during the Battle of Singapore, the film features limited dialogue.
  2. "Canopy" is a short film, directed by Ken Jacobs.


  1. "Canopy" is a musical album of Great Mountain Fire.
    • released in (4 years ago)
  2. "Canopy" is a musical EP of Painted Palms.
    • released on (4 years ago)
  3. "Canopy" is a musical EP of Celer.
    • released in (9 years ago)
  4. "Canopy" is a musical single of Ganger.
    • released on (16 years ago)


Canopy are a death metal band from Sweden. The group tends to combine a traditional death metal with a more groovy sound, that makes them rather unique in their aesthetics. So far, the band has released 2 EP, and have recently released a full-length entitled 'Serene Catharsis'.

  • genre: Death metal
  • albums: "Serene Catharsis", "Menhir", "Will and Perception", "During Day One", "Elemental Nightmares IV"
  • official website:


  1. Canopy: A canopy is an overhead roof or else a structure over which a fabric or metal covering is attached, able to provide shade or shelter. A canopy can also be a tent, generally without a floor. The word comes from the Ancient Greek κωνώπειον, from κώνωψ, which is a bahuvrihi compound meaning "mosquito". The first 'o' changing into 'a' may be due to influence from the place name Canopus, Egypt thought of as a place of luxuries.
  2. Canopy: In viticulture, the canopy of a grapevine includes the parts of the vine visible aboveground - the trunk, cordon, stems, leaves, flowers, and fruit. The canopy plays a key role in light energy capture via photosynthesis, water use as regulated by transpiration, and microclimate of ripening grapes. Canopy management is an important aspect of viticulture due to its effect on grape yields, quality, vigor, and the prevention of grape diseases. Various viticulture problems, such as uneven grape ripening, sunburn, and frost damage, can be addressed by skillful canopy management. In addition to pruning and leaf trim, the canopy is often trained on trellis systems to guide its growth and assist in access for ongoing management and harvest.
  3. Canopy is a curated storefront for Amazon that features beautiful, functional, and attainable products. People use Canopy to find the most well-designed products that are available on Amazon. The site was founded by Brian Armstrong, Michael Feldstein, Shannon Fox and Daniel Kaplan.
    • also known as Amazon. Curated.
    • official website:
  4. Canopy is a joint venture between Atos, EMC and VMware with headquarters in London, UK.
  5. Canopy a.k.a. Motorola Canopy is a fixed wireless networking system designed for wireless Internet service providers to provide Internet access. It uses relatively large antennas suitable for long range 900MHz communication, typically over 1 metre long and 30 centimetres or more wide, and these are subject to vibration in wind or due to motion, so this is not a true mobile technology.
  6. Canopy: The term Canopy is used by skydivers or parachutists to describe the actual parachute itself, as opposed to the parachute system as a whole. Where the general public would refer to a parachute as a whole unit, actual users would call it a parachute system or rig as each system can be a combination of a different main canopies, reserve canopies, and container systems depending on the intended use.
  7. Canopy is a cataloged instance, musical recording, canonical version.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Canopy

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Google previewPanic in Level 4 (2008)

Cannibals, Killer Viruses, and Other Journeys to the Edge of Science by Richard Preston

The canopy is the aerial part of a forest, and it is...

The redwood canopy is a lost world, unexplored, out of sight, teeming with unknown life. After writing a book about it (Thr Wild T2-err), ...

Google previewThe Antiquary (1886)

A Magazine Devoted to the Study of the Past by Edward Walford, George Latimer Apperson

On the corbel between the arches of the canopy is a white hart lodged, which should have been gorged with a coronet and ...

Google previewThe Indian Forester (1899)

Complete canopy is the natural state of forests, let us improve upon it only in showing proper regard for it. Another great danger in thinning lies in the removal of the finest trees, be they silver firs or oaks, larches or- beeches, pines or others, ...

Google previewTourist's Guide to Hertfordshire (1896)

by Albert J. Foster

Below a canopy is the effigy of the knight ...

Google previewAntiquarian and Topographical Cabinet (1809)

Containing a Series of Elegant Views of the Most Interesting Objects of Curiosity in Great Britain by James Sargant Storer

The present canopy is a plain weather moulding, of the same angle with the arch itself, and rests, by way of corbels, on two flowers, instead of human heads, though an ornament of the latter kind is seen in the open space, just above the centre ...

Google previewRain Forest Life (2011)

by Janine Scott

The canopy is the rest of the treetops . The understory and forest floor are the bottom layers . forest floor 6 7 Emergent Layer The rain forest's tallest trees push out of.

Google previewMasted Structures in Architecture (2012)

by James Harris, Kevin Li

A more conventionally orthogonal, four-module canopy is that of the tourist information point on the A15 autoroute near Le Havre in France (see Gazetteer). The canopy, of 825m”, covers a vehicle pull-in on one side and two box-like sets of ...

Google previewAtmospheric Boundary Layer Flows (1994)

Their Structure and Measurement by J. C. Kaimal, J. J. Finnigan

The plant canopy is a biologically active entity with water vapor and CO2 transfers across leaf surfaces. These exchanges are controlled by a complex biomechanical system that opens and closes tiny pores called stomata on the leaf surface ...

Google previewDictionary of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences (2011)

Canopy closure may be the result of overhead tree cover. 2. The overhead or dominant trees in a forest. 3. The overhead branches and leaves of streamside vegetation. Canopy Class One of the classes into which canopies found in a storeyed ...

Google previewThe Visual Dictionary of Sports & Games - Sports & Games (2009)

paraglider Equipment madeupof aflexiblecanopy attachedto aharness; itisusedtotakeoff from a height and gain altitude on lifting air currents. canopy Structure of fabric cells that, when filled with air, forms an elliptical surface with ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Taoism (2013)

2-volume set by Fabrizio Pregadio

Daluo tian 大羅天 Great Canopy Heaven The Great Canopy Heaven appears in * Lingbao texts as the highest heaven in two different cosmological systems. In the first, it is associated with the Thirty-two Heavens (*sanshi'er tian). Although ...

Google previewThe John Deere Two-Cylinder Tractor Encyclopedia

by Don MacMillan, Wayne G. Broehl, Jr., Wayne G. Broehl


The Canopy Top is furnished with o top without curtains mounted on the V forward over the combined pump am driver from rain and sun.

Google previewAn Encyclopaedia of Freemasonry and Its Kindred Sciences (1874)

Comprising the Whole Range of Arts, Sciences and Literature as Connected with the Institution by Albert Gallatin Mackey

Canopy. Oliver says that in the Masonic processions of the Continent the Grand Master walks under a gorgeous canopy of blue, purple, and crimson silk, with gold fringes and tassels, borne upon staves, painted purple and ornamented with ...

Google previewD-Day Encyclopedia (2014)

Everything You Want to Know About the Normandy Invasion by Barrett Tillman

A shorter, thinner line then extracted the parachute canopy, which opened to its full diameter. The American T-5 parachute was extracted to its full length before fully deploying. Therefore, the rigging lines (commonly called ''parachute cords'') ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Anthropology (2005)

FIVE-VOLUME SET by H. James Birx

For more than 50 million years, the canopy environment has placed stringent evolutionary conditions upon existence within its domain. Primates are a result of that process. Some examples of primate adaptations traditionally attributed to ...

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San Francisco lags behind other communities in providing a vital, vibrant and ecologically sustainable urban canopy, as well as open space in the city. (Gavin Newsom)
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Scrabble value of C3A1N1O1P3Y4

The value of this 6-letter word is 13 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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