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 for Canopy
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Canopy \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." --Milton.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Canopy \Can"o*py\ (k[a^]n"[-o]*p[y^]), n.; pl. Canopies
     (-p[i^]z). [OE. canapie, F. canap['e] sofa, OF. conop['e]e,
     conopeu, conopieu, canopy, vail, pavilion (cf. It. canop[`e]
     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.]
     1. 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." --Dryden.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. (Arch.)
        (a) An ornamental projection, over a door, window, niche,
            etc.
        (b) Also, a rooflike covering, supported on pillars over
            an altar, a statue, a fountain, etc.
            [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  canopy
      n 1: the transparent covering of an aircraft cockpit
      2: the umbrellalike part of a parachute that fills with air
      3: a covering (usually of cloth) that serves as a roof to
         shelter an area from the weather
      v 1: cover with a canopy

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  113 Moby Thesaurus words for "canopy":
     Caelus, air, altar carpet, altar cloth, antimacassar, apply to,
     awning, azure, baldacchino, baldachin, belvedere, blanket, blind,
     block, blue sky, caelum, canopy of heaven, centerpiece, cerecloth,
     cerement, cerulean, chrismal, ciborium, cloak, cloth, clothe,
     cloud, cope, corporal, cover, cover up, cowl, cozy, curtain, doily,
     dossal, eclipse, empyrean, ether, fanon, film, fingerstall,
     firmament, gazebo, hat, heaven, heavens, hood, housing, hyaline,
     jalousie, lamp shade, lay on, lay over, lift, lifts, mantle,
     marquee, marquise, mask, muffle, obduce, obscure, occult, overlay,
     overspread, pall, parasol, pavilion, pith helmet, pledget, purdah,
     put on, roof, scarf, screen, scum, shade, shade tree, sheet,
     shield, shroud, shutter, sky, smoke screen, spread over,
     starry heaven, summerhouse, sun hat, sun helmet, sunbonnet,
     sunshade, superimpose, superpose, tablecloth, tarpaulin, tent,
     tester, the blue, the blue serene, tidy, topee, umbrella, vault,
     vault of heaven, veil, veiling, venetian blind, visor, welkin,
     window curtain, window screen, window shade
  
  

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