Can"o*py (?), n.; pl. Canopies (#). [Oe. canopie, F. canop'esofa, Of canop'ee, canopeu, canopieu, canopy, vail, pavilion (cf. It. canepecanopy, sofa), LL. canopeum a bed with mosquito curtains, fr. Gr. , fr. gnat, cone + face. See Cone, and Optic.]


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 canoniec and beds of state."


2. Arch. (a)

An ornamental projection, over a door, window, niche, etc.


Also, a roofike covering, supported on pilars over an altar, a statue, a fountain, etc.


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Can"o*py, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Canopes (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Canopying.]

To cover with, or as with, a canopy.

"A bank with ivy canopied."



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