AskDefine | Define canopy

Dictionary Definition



1 the transparent covering of an aircraft cockpit
2 the umbrella-like part of a parachute that fills with air
3 a covering (usually of cloth) that serves as a roof to shelter an area from the weather v : cover with a canopy [also: canopied]

User Contributed Dictionary



From Canopus, an Egyptian city known for its luxuries.


  • /ˈkænəpi/ /"k

Extensive Definition

Canopy may refer to:
  • Canopy (building), an overhead roof or structure that provides shade or other shelter
  • Baldachin, a cloth or permanent architectural feature that hangs over an altar or throne as a symbol of authority
  • Umbraculum or Ombrellino, a canopy awarded by the pope to basilicas
  • Canopy (forest), the habitat found at the uppermost level of a mature forest
  • Canopy (wireless), wireless broadband solutions from Motorola
  • Aircraft canopy, the transparent enclosure over the cockpit of an aircraft
  • Canopy (Parachute), Reference to The cloth and suspension line portion of a parachute rather than the whole parachute system
  • Canopy Group, a U.S. investment firm
  • Honda Canopy, a three-wheeled automobile from Honda
  • Vapor canopy is a creationist idea which states that the earth was surrounded by a "canopy" of water
  • The Chuppah, the canopy used in Jewish wedding ceremonies
canopy in Japanese: キャノピー
canopy in Polish: Czasza
canopy in Portuguese: Canopy (desambiguação)

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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