awning

noun
aw·​ning | \ ˈȯ-niŋ, 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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Other Words from awning

awninged \ -​niŋd \ adjective

Synonyms for awning

Synonyms

canopy, ceiling, cover, roof, tent

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Examples of awning in a Sentence

stayed under the awning outside the shop during the rainstorm

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Seating is largely al fresco, with the main dining area covered by a huge (and somewhat grandiose) curved awning. Audrey Phoon, Condé Nast Traveler, "5 Best Day Trips from Singapore," 5 Mar. 2018 Charlotte Street Hotel The sage-green exterior and candy-stripe awnings are as welcoming as a hug. Laura Goulden, Condé Nast Traveler, "34 Best Hotels in London," 26 Feb. 2018 But their crowds can be an order of magnitude smaller, and those garages are usually set up under awnings between transporters, separated from the public by retractable nylon stanchions. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, "Open mind, wide open throttle: We go to our first NASCAR race," 15 Nov. 2018 Outside, an electric step lets you in the van easily, and the van boasts an awning and 160-watt solar panels by Zamp. Megan Barber, Curbed, "Sleek camper van sleeps two with space for bikes," 26 Sep. 2018 Otherwise, plant trees and install awnings or other types of sun shades. Henry Gifford, Popular Mechanics, "Your House Is Bleeding You Dry. Here Are 9 Steps To Save You Money.," 8 Aug. 2018 Upstairs, the master suite overlooks the water and includes a huge en-suite bath and a private deck with awning. Shannon Rooney, Philly.com, "Shore Envy: Seaside getaways in Ocean City, N.J.," 9 July 2018 The kitchen door leads to a rear deck with a retractable awning and sweeping views of gardens and Avon Mountain in the distance. Joan Walden, courant.com, "288 Hopmeadow Street, Simsbury," 21 June 2018 Cafe Bonhomme is the Old World-style cafe focused on breakfast, lunch and happy hour; Beatnik on the River, a copy of the original Beatnik in West Town, is the all-outdoor space (equipped with retractable awning) that will serve lunch and brunch. Phil Vettel, chicagotribune.com, "Summer Eating List: 44 new and upcoming Chicago restaurants – from must-gos to field trips," 5 June 2018

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First Known Use of awning

1582, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for awning

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awning

noun
aw·​ning | \ ˈȯ-niŋ \

Kids Definition of awning

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

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