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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. 3a 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