Pronunciation: (kan'u-pē), [key]
n., pl. -pies,
v., -pied, -py•ing.

1. a covering, usually of fabric, supported on poles or suspended above a bed, throne, exalted personage, or sacred object.
2. an overhanging projection or covering, as a long canvas awning stretching from the doorway of a building to a curb.
3. an ornamental, rooflike projection or covering.
4. Also called crown canopy, crown cover. the cover formed by the leafy upper branches of the trees in a forest.
5. the sky.
6. the part of a parachute that opens up and fills with air, usually made of nylon or silk.
7. the transparent cover over the cockpit of an airplane.

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

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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