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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 ?
They had white domestic awnings in front, and the country peo- ple hitched their horses to the awning-posts.
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.
For five minutes the two stood in the shelter of the store awning and talked.
Trent nodded, and the three men scrambled up the beach, across an open space, and gained the shelter of a broad balcony, shielded by a striped awning which surrounded the plain white stone hotel.
The idea of this monstrous exposure of her person was so painful to her relations that they could have covered with gold the ingenious person who suddenly discovered that the chair was too wide to pass between the iron uprights of the awning which extended from the church door to the curbstone.
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.
Out from the shade of the awning the coin flashed golden in the blaze of sunshine and fell toward the sea in a glittering arch.
The hunters possibly no more than tolerated me, though none of them disliked me; while Smoke and Henderson, convalescent under a deck awning and swinging day and night in their hammocks, assured me that I was better than any hospital nurse, and that they would not forget me at the end of the voyage when they were paid off.
John's help she stretched an awning, and persuaded Mrs.
Jos was seated at that moment on deck under the awning, and pretty nearly opposite to the Earl of Bareacres and his family, whose proceedings absorbed the Bengalee almost entirely.
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.