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
awningedplay \-niŋd\ adjective
Examples of awning in a Sentence
stayed under the awning outside the shop during the rainstorm
Recent Examples of awning from the Web
RIVULETS OF RAIN run off the awning attached to Momma Bear’s Fry Bread, a compact food trailer that beams like a lighthouse against the pallid sky and the pea-gravel parking lot that recently has become its home.
A line of about 60 cars snaked around piles of wood, slabs of concrete and fallen awnings, their drivers waiting for the Coast Guard to give out food, water and tarps.
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Origin and Etymology of awning
First Known Use: 1582
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Definition of awning for Students
: a cover (as of canvas) that shades or shelters like a roof
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