- 1a cover that is placed or hangs above a bed, seat, etc. as a shelter or decoration
- 2a layer of something that spreads over an area like a roof, especially branches of trees in a forest a canopy of leaves a glorious canopy of stars We could see the sky through gaps in the forest canopy.
- 3 a roof that is supported on posts and is sometimes also attached at one side to a building a new steel entrance canopy for the building
- 4a cover for the cockpit of an aircraft