Awning

  • 1 Awning — Awn ing ([add]n [i^]ng), n. [Origin uncertain: cf. F. auvent awing, or Pers. [=a]wan, [=a]wang, anything suspended, or LG. havening a place sheltered from wind and weather, E. haven.] 1. A rooflike cover, usually of canvas, extended over or… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 awning — (n.) 1624, origin uncertain (first recorded use is by Capt. John Smith), perhaps from M.Fr. auvans pl. of auvent a sloping roof, itself of doubtful etym[ology] (OED). A nautical term only until sense of cover for windows or porch emerged 1852 …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 3 awning — [n] canopy covering, door cover, marquee, protection, shade, shelter, sunshade, tent; concepts 440,473 …

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  • 4 awning — ► NOUN ▪ a sheet of canvas stretched on a frame and used to shelter a shop window or doorway. ORIGIN of unknown origin …

    English terms dictionary

  • 5 awning — [ôn′iŋ] n. [< ? MFr auvans, (pl. of auvent, a sloping roof < OProv amban, parapet of a fortification) + ING] a structure of canvas, metal, etc. extended before a window or door or over a patio, deck, etc. as a protection from the sun or… …

    English World dictionary

  • 6 Awning — An awning is a secondary covering attached to the exterior wall of a building. It is typically composed of canvas woven of acrylic, cotton or polyester yarn, or vinyl laminated to polyester fabric that is stretched tightly over a light structure… …

    Wikipedia

  • 7 awning — UK [ˈɔːnɪŋ] / US [ˈɔnɪŋ] noun [countable] Word forms awning : singular awning plural awnings 1) a sheet of cloth hung above a window or door as protection against rain or sun, especially outside a shop 2) a type of tent that attaches onto the… …

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  • 8 awning — /ˈɔnɪŋ / (say awning) noun 1. a roof like shelter of canvas, etc., before a window or door, over a deck, etc., as for protection from the sun. 2. → shop awning. 3. a shelter. {probably from French auvent penthouse (def. 4) …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 9 awning — [[t]ɔ͟ːnɪŋ[/t]] awnings N COUNT An awning is a piece of material attached to a caravan or building which provides shelter from the rain or sun. Syn: canopy …

    English dictionary

  • 10 awning — noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1582 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 adjective …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 11 awning — awninged, adj. /aw ning/, n. 1. a rooflike shelter of canvas or other material extending over a doorway, from the top of a window, over a deck, etc., in order to provide protection, as from the sun. 2. a shelter. [1615 25; orig. uncert.] * * * …

    Universalium

  • 12 awning — noun a) A rooflike cover, usually of canvas, extended over or before any place as a shelter from the sun, rain, or wind. b) That part of the poop deck which is continued forward beyond the bulkhead of the cabin …

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  • 13 awning — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. [sun]shade (See covering). II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. canvas covering, canopy, shelter, sunshade, tent, tester, marquee; see also cover 1 . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. canopy, canvas, shelter,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 14 awning — aw|ning [ˈo:nıŋ US ˈo: ] n a sheet of material outside a shop, tent etc to keep off the sun or the rain …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 awning — awn|ing [ ɔnıŋ ] noun count a sheet of cloth hung above a window or door as protection against the rain or sun, especially outside a store awoke awoke the past tense of awake 2 awoken awoken the past participle of awake 2 …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 16 awning — awn·ing || ɔːnɪŋ n. covering which provides shade over doors or windows …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 17 awning — waning …

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  • 18 Awning —   An architectural element for shading windows and wall surfaces placed on the exterior of a building; can be fixed or movable …

    Energy terms

  • 19 awning — noun a sheet of canvas or similar material stretched on a frame and used to shelter a shop window or doorway. Origin C17 (orig. in naut. use): of unknown origin …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 20 awning — n. Canopy, tilt, baldachino, baldaquin, or baldequin …

    New dictionary of synonyms