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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Other Words from awning

awninged \ -​niŋd How to pronounce awninged (audio) \ adjective

Synonyms for awning


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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But the exterior was badly damaged and the beloved palm awning was gone. Kate Linthicum,, "A queer bar in Mexico City resists attacks with love," 2 July 2019 One of my favorite Tigerman buildings, his Self Park garage at 60 E. Lake St. of 1986, is a cheeky realization of that philosophy, with a facade that resembles a Rolls-Royce grille and awnings printed to look like tire treads. Blair Kamin,, "Tigerman's death should serve as a wake-up call: Protect the architecture of the recent past," 7 June 2019 Two almond trees that Dacosta planted for Fleming form an intertwined leafy awning. Norma Meyer, San Diego Union-Tribune, "James Bond’s Jamaican roots," 13 June 2019 Other perks include a reversing camera, exterior awning for shade, and LED lights both in the interior and as exterior flood lights. Megan Barber, Curbed, "Off-road camper fits in a shipping container for overseas travel," 21 Aug. 2018 An awning at the Ritz Carlton also collapsed under the weight of fans who climbed atop it. Joseph A. Gambardello,, "Philadelphia celebrates Eagles' Super Bowl win: Latest updates from the morning after," 5 Feb. 2018 But, spoiler alert: it was really filmed at 210 Riverside Drive (pictured below) with a fake awning, PIX 11 reports. Taylor Mead, House Beautiful, "You’ve Got Mail," 19 Dec. 2018 After the chaos that unfolded Sunday night, the destruction of the Ritz Carlton awning, and the word of free Bud Light at the parade, there was good reason to be apprehensive about what the parade itself would unleash. Luke Darby, GQ, "Jason Kelce Had a Loud, Profanity-Laced Blast at the Eagles' Super Bowl Parade," 8 Feb. 2018 There are four exterior doors, eight large mesh windows, and a wide awning over the main door. Rebecca Straus, Sunset, "10 Amazing Luxury Camping Tents," 22 Jan. 2018

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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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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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