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 awninged (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 Homewood Toy & Hobby For decades, the primary-colored, circus tent awning has beckoned families to Homewood Toy & Hobby. al, "A guide to holiday shopping on Homewood’s 18th Street," 16 Dec. 2019 The initial letter also ordered Stadler, who still runs a business repairing industrial engines, to get rid of an awning storage structure and a Case skid steer loader on his property. Rubén Rosario, Twin Cities, "Rosario: A greenhouse for his late mom is at center of one man’s battle with City Hall," 23 Nov. 2019 Along Flagler Avenue, brightly colored canvas awnings shade shoppers from the Florida sun. Nancy Moreland,, "Old Florida is alive and well in sunny Stuart, where the past won’t be forgotten," 29 Oct. 2019 The designer wasn’t available midday to answer questions from an East Coast customer and was hard-pressed to quickly address concerns raised by welders and other factory employees at the awning maker, which has 35 staffers. Paul Davidson, USA TODAY, "More employers offer flexible hours, but many grapple with how to make it succeed," 20 Oct. 2019 In a counterintuitive move, Burcz replaced the doublehung window with a narrower awning-style one to gain a bit more wall space., "A Cambridge condo’s pint-sized kitchen gets a new design that maximizes space," 12 Oct. 2019 June 5, 2017:Florida awning manufacturer shooting, Orlando, Florida, 5 dead, 0 injured. Mike Trautmann, The Courier-Journal, "Since Standard Gravure in 1989, the US has seen 35 workplace mass shootings," 12 Sep. 2019 In the alleys of the Old City, stone insulated the air and awnings blocked the sun, so the streets were cold and dark and the mood was somber. Dan Baum, Harper's magazine, "Happiness Is a Worn Gun," 22 Aug. 2019 There stands his old headquarters, the corner grocery: beige paint peeling, roofline rusting, a yellow awning torn. Tim Prudente,, "Peanut King: After 37 years in prison, a giant of Baltimore’s drug trade returns to face his city’s ruins," 5 Dec. 2019

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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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The first known use of awning was in 1582

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“Awning.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 22 January 2020.

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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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