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

Other Words from awning

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's size and retraction mechanism are what drives cost. Rachel Klein, Popular Mechanics, 15 May 2022 The Parthenon, a Greek restaurant, is recognizable by its signature blue-and-white awning that juts out onto the sidewalk. Washington Post, 11 Mar. 2022 The Taste of Russia supermarket has taken down its awning as an act of solidarity following the Russian invasion. NBC News, 9 Mar. 2022 In the shade of the awning, customers eat standing up. Dan Tham, CNN, 27 Feb. 2022 On the floor waiting to be hung was a vinyl banner modeled after an awning from one of the original Kim’s stores. New York Times, 31 Mar. 2022 The building’s east entrance will feature an awning to create the feeling of a grand entrance. Megan Becka, cleveland, 30 Mar. 2022 The tornado snapped a few trees, knocked down some fencing and an awning. Leigh Morgan, al, 4 Apr. 2022 The car fire also damaged six other vehicles as well as an awning, according to the affidavit by Lt. Aaron Stover, an OPD fire and bomb investigator. Monivette Cordeiro,, 1 Apr. 2022 See More

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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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25 May 2022

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“Awning.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2022.

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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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