Canonize to Canto
(Can"on*ize) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Canonized ; p. pr. & vb. n. Canonizing.] [F. canoniser or
LL. canonizare, fr. L. canon.. See Canon.]
1. (Eccl.) To declare (a deceased person) a saint; to put in the catalogue of saints; as, Thomas a Becket
2. To glorify; to exalt to the highest honor.
Fame in time to come canonize us.
2. To rate as inspired; to include in the canon.[R.]
(Can"on*ry) n. pl. Canonries A benefice or prebend in a cathedral or collegiate church; a right
to a place in chapter and to a portion of its revenues; the dignity or emoluments of a canon.
(Can"on*ship) a. Of or pertaining to Canopus in Egypt; as, the Canopic vases, used in embalming.
(||Ca*no"pus) n. [L. Canopus, fr. Gr. town of Egypt.] (Astron.) A star of the first magnitude
in the southern constellation Argo.
(Can"o*py) n.; pl. Canopies (- piz). [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.]
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.
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.
(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.
(Ca*no"rous) a. [L. canorus, from nor melody, fr. canere to sing.] Melodious; musical.
"Birds that are most canorous." Sir T. Browne.
A long, lound, and canorous peal of laughter.
(Ca*no"rous*ness), n. The quality of being musical.
He chooses his language for its rich canorousness.
(Can"stick`) n. Candlestick. [Obs.] Shak.
(Cant) n. [OF., edge, angle, prof. from L. canthus the iron ring round a carriage wheel, a wheel,
Gr. the corner of the eye, the felly of a wheel; cf. W. cant the stake or tire of a wheel. Cf. Canthus,
1. A corner; angle; niche. [Obs.]
The first and principal person in the temple was Irene, or Peace; she was placed aloft in a cant.
2. An outer or external angle.
3. An inclination from a horizontal or vertical line; a slope or bevel; a titl. Totten.