aw·​ning | \ ˈȯ-niŋ How to pronounce awning (audio) , ˈä-niŋ \

Definition of awning

: a rooflike cover extending over or in front of a place (as over the deck or in front of a door or window) as a shelter

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awninged \ ˈȯ-​niŋd How to pronounce awning (audio) , ˈä-​niŋd \ adjective

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Examples of awning in a Sentence

stayed under the awning outside the shop during the rainstorm
Recent Examples on the Web The awning over a rear door of the home in the 4400 block of Grace Street fell about noon Monday, pinning the woman’s legs, according to Schiller Park Firefighters Local 5230, a union representing members of the Schiller Park Fire Department. Katherine Rosenberg-douglas,, "Schiller Park woman rescued after awning collapses, pins her for 10 hours," 24 Feb. 2021 Members of the Schiller Park Fire Department responded on Monday night to a report of a woman who'd been stuck outside underneath the awning since noon, or about 10 hours, the local department said in a statement. Rachel Desantis,, "Woman Rescued After Spending 10 Hours Trapped Beneath Snowy Awning in Freezing Backyard," 24 Feb. 2021 The large awning set up outside, which needs to be taken down for the season, whips wildly in the wind. Jhumpa Lahiri, The New Yorker, "Casting Shadows," 8 Feb. 2021 With a large roof rack on top and a string of inviting lights out back, its main work use is as a café, selling food out of the side door that's covered by a red and white awning. Sebastian Blanco, Car and Driver, "Honda's Adorably Rugged Fit to Appear at Virtual Tokyo Auto Salon," 11 Jan. 2021 Proposing under an awning is utterly romantic — even cinematic. Alesandra Dubin, Good Housekeeping, "15 Best Proposal Ideas for a Fairy-Tale Engagement," 22 Jan. 2021 The coal plant was closed and has been undergoing demolition for several months, but the awning of a building reportedly collapsed, causing five workers to become trapped, officials said, according to reports by WLWT. Vandana Rambaran, Fox News, "2 hospitalized, 3 workers unaccounted for in Ohio power plant collapse," 10 Dec. 2020 What was once a warehouse for an awning and sail-making company will soon be home to a consortium of artistic and social services nonprofits. Eric Heisig, cleveland, "New Pivot Center for arts, social services aims to change story of Seymour Avenue, Clark-Fulton neighborhood," 10 Dec. 2020 Intriguingly, there's a variant with higher ground clearance, tougher wheel fairings, and an integrated tent and awning, proving that there's no corner of the transportation universe untouched by the craze for overlanding. Ezra Dyer, Car and Driver, "Aptera Taking Orders for EV That It Claims Never Needs Charging," 5 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of awning

1582, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for awning

origin unknown

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2 Mar 2021

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“Awning.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Mar. 2021.

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aw·​ning | \ ˈȯ-niŋ How to pronounce awning (audio) \

Kids Definition of awning

: a cover (as of canvas) that shades or shelters like a roof

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