Platform canopies at Clapham Junction station, London



  • A high cover providing shelter, such as a cloth supported above an object, particularly over a bed.
  • Any overhanging or projecting roof structure, typically over entrances or doors.
  • The zone of the highest foliage and branches of a forest.
  • In an airplane, the transparent cockpit cover.
  • In a parachute, the cloth that fills with air and thus limits the falling speed.


  • To cover with or as if with a canopy.
  • To go through the canopy of a forest on a zipline.


  • From Middle English canapy, canepie, canapee, canape, canope, from Medieval Latin canapeum, canopeum, from Latin cōnōpēum, from Ancient Greek κωνωπεῖον, from Ancient Greek κώνωψ, of uncertain origin. More at Ancient Greek κώνωψ. canapé, and conopeum.

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