canopy Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “canopy” in the English Dictionary

"canopy" in British English

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canopynoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈkæn.ə.pi/

canopy noun [C] (COVER)

a ​coverfixed over a ​seat or ​bed, etc. for ​shelter or ​decoration

canopy noun [C] (OF TREES)

the ​branches and ​leaves that ​spread out at the ​top of a ​group of ​treesforming a ​type of ​roof

canopy noun [C] (OF AIRCRAFT)

the ​transparentpart in a ​militaryaircraft that ​covers the ​place where the ​pilotsits

canopy noun [C] (OF PARACHUTE)

the ​largecircularpiece of ​cloth that is the ​mainpart of a parachute
(Definition of canopy from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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canopynoun [C/U]

 us   /ˈkæn·ə·pi/
a ​cover like a ​roof for ​shelter or ​decoration, or the ​branches and ​leaves that ​spread out at the ​tops of ​trees in the ​woods: [U] Many ​animalslive in the ​forest canopy.
(Definition of canopy from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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