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awn·ing

 (ô′nĭng)
n.
A rooflike structure, often made of canvas or plastic, that serves as a shelter, as over a storefront, window, door, or deck.

[Origin unknown.]

awning

(ˈɔːnɪŋ)
n
(Architecture) a roof of canvas or other material supported by a frame to provide protection from the weather, esp one placed over a doorway or part of a deck of a ship
[C17: of uncertain origin]

awn•ing

(ˈɔ nɪŋ)

n.
a rooflike shelter of canvas or other material extending over a doorway, window, deck, etc., to provide protection from the sun or rain.
[1615–25; orig. uncertain]
awn′inged, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.awning - a canopy made of canvas to shelter people or things from rain or sunawning - a canopy made of canvas to shelter people or things from rain or sun
canopy - a covering (usually of cloth) that serves as a roof to shelter an area from the weather

awning

noun canopy, tester, covering, shade, sunshade, baldachin They leapt from a first-floor window on to a shop awning.
Translations

awning

[ˈɔːnɪŋ] Ntoldo m

awning

[ˈɔːnɪŋ] n [tent] → auvent m; [shop] → store m; [hotel] → marquise f (de toile)

awning

n (on window, of shop) → Markise f; (on boat) → Sonnensegel nt; (of wagon) → Plane f; (= caravan awning)Vordach nt

awning

[ˈɔːnɪŋ] n (of shop, hotel) → tenda, tendone m; (of tent) → veranda
References in classic literature ?
For five minutes the two stood in the shelter of the store awning and talked.
The children all scampered off to the awning, and they stood there in a line, gazing upon the intruding lovers, still exchanging their vows and sighs.
Marie lay reclined on a sofa, opposite the window opening on the verandah, closely secluded, under an awning of transparent gauze, from the outrages of the mosquitos, and languidly holding in her hand an elegantly bound prayer-book.
They had white domestic awnings in front, and the country peo- ple hitched their horses to the awning-posts.
I was looking back round the awning of the cart, and wondered what business it was of his.
To lie on the wool-packs, with a cranny left between the curtains of the awning to let in the air, was luxury to Hetty now, and she half-slept away the hours till the driver came to ask her if she wanted to get down and have "some victual"; he himself was going to eat his dinner at this "public.
We abandoned the fore-peak altogether, and spreading an awning over the forecastle, slept, ate, and lounged under it the live-long day.
THE great Muscari, most original of the young Tuscan poets, walked swiftly into his favourite restaurant, which overlooked the Mediterranean, was covered by an awning and fenced by little lemon and orange trees.
I'll let them know, so that they can have the awning out and the red carpet down.
The Beauforts had been among the first people in New York to own their own red velvet carpet and have it rolled down the steps by their own footmen, under their own awning, instead of hiring it with the supper and the ball-room chairs.
So it is that I can see her and hear her now on a hundred separate occasions beneath the awning beneath the stars on deck below at noon or night but plainest of all in the evening of the day we signalled the Island of Ascension, at the close of that last concert on the quarter-deck.
Nor did the doctor forget an awning to shelter the car, nor the coverings and blankets that were to be the bedding of the journey, nor some fowling pieces and rifles, with their requisite supply of powder and ball.