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canopy

can·o·py

canopy

 
pronunciation:
kae n pi
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
inflections: canopies
definition 1: a suspended covering, usu. of fabric held up on poles, as over a bed, dining area, ceremonial area, or walkway.
A beautiful lace canopy hung over her bed.The canopy is being set up for the wedding ceremony.
synonyms:
covering
similar words:
awning, baldachin, canvas, cover, marquee, tarp, tarpaulin, tester
definition 2: any overarching, rooflike cover, such as the sky or stars or the spread of upper foliage in a forest.
We camped out under the canopy of stars.The canopy of the rain forest is the habitat of these birds.
similar words:
cover, covering, envelope, roof, spread
definition 3: the cover over an airplane cockpit.
similar words:
cover, covering, enclosure
definition 4: the fabric that catches the air in a parachute.
similar words:
fabric, parachute
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: canopied, canopies, canopying
definition: to cover with or as if with a canopy.
A starry sky canopied the earth.
synonyms:
cover
similar words:
envelop, shade, surround
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