canopy

Definitions

  • The Madonnas, under their iron canopies, looked down, serene and beneficent
    The Madonnas, under their iron canopies, looked down, serene and beneficent
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v canopy cover with a canopy
    • n canopy a covering (usually of cloth) that serves as a roof to shelter an area from the weather
    • n canopy the umbrellalike part of a parachute that fills with air
    • n canopy the transparent covering of an aircraft cockpit
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Canopy A covering fixed over a bed, dais, or the like, or carried on poles over an exalted personage or a sacred object, etc. chiefly as a mark of honor. "Golden canopies and beds of state."
    • Canopy (Arch) Also, a rooflike covering, supported on pillars over an altar, a statue, a fountain, etc.
    • Canopy (Arch) An ornamental projection, over a door, window, niche, etc.
    • v. t Canopy To cover with, or as with, a canopy. "A bank with ivy canopied ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n canopy In general, any suspended covering that serves as a protection or shelter, as an awning, the tester of a bed, or the like; especially, an ornamental covering of cloth suspended on posts over a throne or the seat of a high dignitary, or any covering of cloth so disposed.
    • n canopy In specific figurative use, the sky: as, anywhere under the canopy, or the canopy of heaven.
    • n canopy In architecture, a decorative hood or cover supported or suspended over an altar, throne, chair of state, pulpit, and the like; also the ornamented projecting head of a niche or tabernacle. The labelmolding or dripstone which surrounds the head of a door or window, if ornamented, is also called a canopy.
    • n canopy Nautical: A light awning over the stern-sheets of a boat.
    • n canopy The brass framework over a hatch.
    • n canopy A large smoke-bell. See smoke-bell.
    • canopy To cover with a canopy, or as with a canopy.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Canopy kan′o-pi a covering over a throne or bed: a covering of state stretched over the head: any covering, as the sky: a roof-like projection over a niche, tomb, statue, &c.: the wooden covering over prebends' stalls in cathedrals, pulpits, altars, &c
    • v.t Canopy to cover with a canopy:—pr.p. can′opying; pa.p. can′opied
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. canapie, F. canapé, sofa, OF. conopée, conopeu, conopieu, canopy, vail, pavilion (cf. It. canopè, canopy, sofa), LL. conopeum, a bed with mosquito curtains, fr. Gr. kwnwpei^on, fr. kw`nwps gnat, kw`nos cone + 'w`ps face. See Cone, and Optic

Usage

In literature:

Between these, in a niche with a canopy, is the figure of an angel holding a drawn sword.
"Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Carlisle" by C. King Eley
Close by, the pines of the Monte Pincio spread their sun-gilded canopies.
"The Child of Pleasure" by Gabriele D'Annunzio
A canopy of deepest blue sky above, with sunshine unstopped by clouds.
"Evening Round Up" by William Crosbie Hunter
On each angle of the tower are two buttresses, which are decorated with panelling and canopied and crocketed niches containing figures.
"Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Durham" by J. E. Bygate
The whole gable is flanked by richly canopied octagonal turrets, on which the flying-buttresses abut.
"Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Winchester" by Philip Walsingham Sergeant
It is evident that the canopy of heaven is meant.
"The Religion of Babylonia and Assyria" by Morris Jastrow
To the canopy with her, while she could fetch the highest price in the marriage market!
"The Promised Land" by Mary Antin
The rood-screen in the nave was by the pier in which is a small canopied niche.
"Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Ely" by W. D. Sweeting
The forest was dense, deep, and silent; the tree branches overhead locked together in a solid canopy, shutting out the black sky above.
"The Girl in the Golden Atom" by Raymond King Cummings
The canopy and panelling were added to the tomb in the fifteenth century.
"Bell's Cathedrals: The Priory Church of St. Bartholomew-the-Great, Smithfield" by George Worley
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In poetry:

There, canopied by Nature's sky
Unshelter'd be my breast, and brow;
There unremember'd let me die
Afar from all that wounds me now.
"Stanzas" by Eliza Acton
O Azure Vaults! O Crystal Sky!
The World's transparent Canopy,
Break your long Silence, and let Mortals know
With what Contempt you look on Things below.
"A Paraphrase On The CXLVIIIth Psalm" by Wentworth Dillon
And now she drooped her weary head,
Within that comfortless manger,
It might have been a palace bed,
With canopy of gold instead,
So little did she know or care.
"A Legend Of Christ's Nativity" by Duncan Campbell Scott
I see a grassy couch
Under a canopy of leaves;
A reedy river murmers by,
Crooning an old, old melody
Tuned to a long-forgotten scale,
Made when the world was young.
"Summer" by Louis Lavater
His statue in an aureole fills the shrine,
The reckless nightingale, the roaming fawn,
Share the broad blessing of his lifted hands,
Under the canopy, above the lawn.
"A Man And His Image" by Gilbert Keith Chesterton
"For know, I trod the trophied paths of power,
Felt every joy that fair Ambition brings,
And left the lonely roof of yonder bower
To stand beneath the canopies of kings.
"Elegy VII. He Describes His Vision to An Acquaintance" by William Shenstone

In news:

The stroller canopy 's embroidered logo's backing patch can detach, posing a choking hazard to babies and young children and must be removed to safely use the stroller.
Navitat Canopy Adventures' Zipline Tour.
The Cypress Canopy Cycle is now open at Florida EcoSafaris at Forever Florida, an ecotourism site in Osceola County.
The Cypress Canopy Cycle is now open at.
Florida EcoSafaris goes out on a limb with Cypress Canopy Cycle.
It's time to raise the canopy on that Oak.
It is canopy raising time for your oak tree.
Almost every helicopter uses rubber grommets to soft mount the canopy to the helicopter structure.
Installing these rubber grommets to the canopy seems like a very straightforward task, but some techniques just work better than others.
Ultimately, cosmopolitan canopies confer social, as well as environmental, benefits.
Under the Canopy , a manufacturer of organic and sustainable women's fashion and home furnishings, has named Barbara Cavanagh ceo, reporting to chairman Mark Retzloff.
New Composition called Canopy inspired by Sculpture.
See the Paris Flea Market Sam Moore Canopy Chair before you buy.
The Next List profiles Nalini Nadkarni, a pioneer in tree canopy research, who inspires inmates to go green.
Photograph by Erik Rank The writer charges forward to fill his paragliding canopy with air.
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In science:

By comparing Hα continuum with Hα core images they reported a canopy-like structure with magnetic fields expanding ∼ 1300 km in a vertical distance of ∼ 1000 km.
The role of torsional Alfven waves in coronal heating
We combined DBLP and CiteSeerX using a simple technique called canopy clustering .
Development of Computer Science Disciplines - A Social Network Analysis Approach
The basic idea of is to use a cheap comparison metric grouping records into overlapping clusters called canopies.
Development of Computer Science Disciplines - A Social Network Analysis Approach
The resulting tree, T , was called the canopy tree by Aizenman and Warzel (2006).
Unimodular Random Trees
The canopy graph and level statistics for random operators on trees.
Unimodular Random Trees
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