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Noun & verb. Late Middle English.
[medieval Latin canopeum baldachin, alteration of Latin conopeum, -ium net over a bed, pavillion
from Greek konopeion Egyptian bed with mosquito curtain, from konops mosquito.]
A1 noun. A covering suspended or held over a throne, bed, person, etc.; an awning. LME
A2 noun. generally. A covering, an overhanging shade or shelter (often applied figuratively to the sky). E17
A2(b) noun. The upper branches of the trees in a forest, as forming a more or less continuous layer. E20
A3 noun. ARCHITECTURE. A rooflike ornamental projection over a niche, door, tomb, etc. L17
A4 noun. An overhead covering forming part of the upper structure of a vehicle etc.;
especially the cover of the cockpit of an aircraft. L19
A5 noun. The expanding part of a parachute. M20
B verb trans. Cover (as) with a canopy. Frequently as canopied. participial adjective. L16
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