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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.
They saw the galleys along the beach, which, lowering their awnings, displayed themselves decked with streamers and pennons that trembled in the breeze and kissed and swept the water, while on board the bugles, trumpets, and clarions were sounding and filling the air far and near with melodious warlike notes.
The passengers probably spend the long, blazing days looking out from under the awnings at Vesuvius and the beautiful city--and in swearing.
The quarter-deck awnings were up, and the benches and gangways crowded with scores of rosy children, bustling nursemaids; ladies in the prettiest pink bonnets and summer dresses; gentlemen in travelling caps and linen-jackets, whose mustachios had just begun to sprout for the ensuing tour; and stout trim old veterans with starched neckcloths and neat-brushed hats, such as have invaded Europe any time since the conclusion of the war, and carry the national Goddem into every city of the Continent.
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.