awning

noun aw·ning \ ˈȯ-niŋ , ˈä-niŋ \
|Updated on: 22 Jun 2018

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

awninged

play \-niŋd\ adjective

Examples of awning in a Sentence

  1. stayed under the awning outside the shop during the rainstorm

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Origin and Etymology of awning

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AWNING Defined for Kids

awning

noun aw·ning \ ˈȯ-niŋ \

Definition of awning for Students

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


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