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Definition of canopy noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    (pl. canopies)
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  1. 1a cover that is placed or hangs above a bed, seat, etc. as a shelter or decoration
  2. 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. 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
  4. 4a cover for the cockpit of an aircraft
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: canopy