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Definition of the noun awning

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noun - plural: awnings

  1. a canopy made of canvas to shelter people or things from rain or sun
    • examples: An awning broke his fall and saved his life. | We're happy that we're able to flee to the large awning, shielding ourselves from the rays of the harsh sun. | The awning gives us some privacy.
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonyms of awning: sunblind / sunshade
    • more generic word: canopy = a covering (usually of cloth) that serves as a roof to shelter an area from the weather

Alternative definition of the noun awning


  1. A rooflike cover, usually of canvas, extended over or before any place as a shelter from the sun, rain, or wind.
  2. [nautical] That part of the poop deck which is continued forward beyond the bulkhead of the cabin.


  1. Awning: An awning or overhang 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 of aluminium, iron or steel, possibly wood or transparent material. The configuration of this structure is something of a truss, space frame or planar frame. Awnings are also often constructed of aluminium understucture with aluminium sheeting. These aluminium awnings are often used when a fabric awning is not a practical application where snow load as well as wind loads may be a factor.
    • also known as tettoia
  2. Awning is an outdoor 1976 painted aluminum sculpture by Canadian artist Douglas Senft, located near Southwest 3rd Avenue and Southwest Market Street in downtown Portland, Oregon. The 60-foot sculpture was selected and funded by the Portland Development Commission from more than 200 proposals in a request for art intended to "humanize the modern architecture" of the Portland Center. Senft was 26 years old when Awning was installed. It is part of the collection of the Regional Arts & Culture Council. The yellow-colored work is mounted to the side of 200 Market along a pedestrian trail that serves as an extension of Third Avenue.

Phrases with Awning

  1. awning deck
  2. Awning Window

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Awning

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Google previewThe Practical Navigator, and Seaman's New Daily Assistant (1776)

Being a Complete System of Practical Navigation, Improved and Rendered Easy to the Meanest Capacity. ... The Whole Exemplified in a Journal Kept from London to Madeira, ... To which is Added, the Substance of a Young Officer's Examination Respecting the Management of a Ship, ... Method of Surveying Sea Coasts, ... The New Method of Finding the Longitude by the Moon's Distance ... The New Method of Finding the Latitude by Two Altitudes of the Sun; ... The Whole Constructed Upon a New and Methodical Plan. By John Hamilton Moore, ...

An Awning is a Shelter or Screen that is made of a Sail or such like, supported in the Nature of a Canopy over the Deck, to keep off the Heat of the Sun. To bear with the Land, &c. that is, to sail towards it. To bear-to, viz. To sail to a Channel or ...

Google previewThe Where, the Why, and the How (2012)

75 Artists Illustrate Wondrous Mysteries of Science by Jenny Volvovski, Julia Rothman, Matt Lamothe


Google previewThe Practical Navigator and Seamans Daily Assistant... (1784)

Rendered Easy to Any Common Capacity...

An Awning is a Shelter or ...

Google previewLawyers' Reports Annotated (1915)

the cil now to be allowed to capriciously revoke purposes of the present case, it makes no the license conferred, and, irrespective of any difference whether an awning is a nuisance necessity for so doing, to summarily destroy per se or not.

Google previewKnight's American Mechanical Dictionary (1884)

A Description of Tools, Instruments, Machines, Processes, and Engineering; History of Inventions; General Technological Vocabulary; and Digest of Mechanical Appliances in Science and the Arts by Edward Henry Knight

AWNING. AXE. in the theater, when Q. Catnlus dedicated the Temple of Jupiter, B . c. 69. After this, Lentulus Spinther is said to have first introduced cotton awnings in the theater at the Apollinarian Games, July 6, B. c. 63 ; they were red, yellow, ...

Google previewIllustrated Dictionary for Building Construction (1993)

by John E. Traister

awning: A rooflike shelter of canvas, wood, metal, or other material that extends over windows, doorways, and other openings to ...

Google previewA Dictionary of English Etymology (1859)

A - D by Hensleigh Wedgwood

Awning. Awning (sea term) ...

Google previewPaasch's Illustrated Marine Dictionary (2014)

Originally Published as ÒFrom Keel to TruckÓ by Captain Heinrich Paasch

» awning— » entire awning— » partial awning— Pont-abri; Hurricane deck) »—dowel »—ends ...

Google previewCrossword Puzzle Dictionary (2015)

by Murali Mohan Hundigam

edge—bevel Canterbury or York, for example—archbishopric Cantonese— Chinese Canvas—sail, tarpaulin Canvas covering in front of a shop to protect from rain or sun—awning Canvas covering over a patio—awning Canvas parachute to ...

Google previewA Naval Encyclopaedia: Comprising a Dictionary of Nautical Words and Phrases (1884)

Biographical Notices, and Records of Naval Officers; Special Articles on Naval Art and Science

Awning. A canvas covering spread over the deck ot'a vessel to protect the crew from the sun and weather. The jorecastle awning extends from the foremast forward. The main-deck awning is spread between the foremost and the mainmast.

Google previewPansegrouw's Crossword Dictionary (1994)

by Louisa Pansegrouw

standard, statute, system, teaching, test canonical dress alp, cope canonical law of lslam sharia, sheria canonical nineth hour nones canonised person saint canon law jus canonicum canon's stipend prebend canopy awning, ...

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Quotes about Awning

I poetry'd him
And he poetry'd me
In the night
In the poetry'ing rain
Under the awning
Which poetry'd us
From saturation
(but I did still) (Kathryn Sweet)
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Scrabble value of A1W4N1I1N1G2

The value of this 6-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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