What does awning mean?

Definitions for awning
ˈɔ nɪŋawning

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. awning, sunshade, sunblindnoun

    a canopy made of canvas to shelter people or things from rain or sun

Wiktionary

  1. awningnoun

    A rooflike cover, usually of canvas, extended over or before any place as a shelter from the sun, rain, or wind.

  2. awningnoun

    That part of the poop deck which is continued forward beyond the bulkhead of the cabin.

  3. Etymology: Early 17th century (nautical sense only), apparently from * ; * of uncertain origin, but probably a reduction of auvent, from auvans, plural of auvant, from (compare Occitan (Lengadocien) embans), compound of ‘intensive prefix’ (compare Welsh an-, Old Irish ind-) and (compare Welsh ban, Irish beann).

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Awningnoun

    A cover spread over a boat or vessel, to keep off the weather.

    Of these boards I made an awning over me. Robinson Cruso.

Wikipedia

  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 (used to cover solar thermal panels in the summer, but that must allow as much light as possible in the winter). The configuration of this structure is something of a truss, space frame or planar frame. Awnings are also often constructed of aluminium understructure 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. The location of an awning on a building may be above a window, a door, or above the area along a sidewalk. With the addition of columns an awning becomes a canopy, which is able to extend further from a building, as in the case of an entrance to a hotel. Restaurants often use awnings broad enough to cover substantial outdoor area for outdoor dining, parties, or reception. In commercial buildings, an awning is often painted with information as to the name, business, and address, thus acting as a sign or billboard as well as providing shade, breaking strong winds, and protecting from rain or snow. In areas with wintry weather, most awnings do not have to be taken down at the end of the summer – they can remain retracted against the building all winter long, or be designed and built for those conditions.

ChatGPT

  1. awning

    An awning is a secondary covering attached to the exterior wall of a building, often above a window or a door, that provides shade or shelter from weather conditions such as sun, rain, or snow. It is typically composed of canvas woven of acrylic, cotton, polyester or vinyl laminated to polyester fabric, or metal, and is stretched tightly over a light structure of aluminium, iron, steel, wood, or transparent materials.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Awningnoun

    a rooflike cover, usually of canvas, extended over or before any place as a shelter from the sun, rain, or wind

  2. Awningnoun

    that part of the poop deck which is continued forward beyond the bulkhead of the cabin

  3. Etymology: [Origin uncertain: cf. F. auvent awing, or Pers. wan, wang, anything suspended, or LG. havening a place sheltered from wind and weather, E. haven.]

Wikidata

  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. The location of an awning on a building may be above a window, a door, or above the area along a sidewalk. With the addition of columns an awning becomes a canopy, which is able to extend further from a building, as in the case of an entrance to a hotel. Restaurants often use awnings broad enough to cover substantial outdoor area for outdoor dining, parties, or reception. In commercial buildings, an awning is often painted with information as to the name, business, and address, thus acting as a sign or billboard as well as providing shade, breaking strong winds, and protecting from rain or snow. In areas with wintry weather, most awnings do not have to be taken down at the end of the summer - they can remain retracted against the building all winter long, or be designed and built for those conditions.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Awning

    awn′ing, n. a covering to shelter from the sun's rays. [Perh. due to the Fr. auvent, a screen of cloth before a shop window, with Eng. ending -ing. Skeat suggests Pers. áwan, áwang, anything suspended. The history of the word is still unsolved.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. awning

    A cover or canvas canopy suspended by a crow-foot and spread over a ship, boat, or other vessel, to protect the decks and crew from the sun and weather. (See EUPHROE.) Also that part of the poop-deck which is continued forward beyond the bulk-head of the cabin.

Editors Contribution

  1. awning

    A type of structure created and designed in various colors, materials, mechanisms, shapes, sizes and styles according to the creator or manufacturer product design and purpose.

    On our caravan we had a large awning that gave us so much extra space on holidays.


    Submitted by MaryC on December 4, 2016  

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of awning in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of awning in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of awning in a Sentence

  1. Monique Alexander:

    He just instantly broke down crying, he was stranded as well and he was walking down the street and he saw Casey Maccarone Monique Alexander in the snow. So, he picked Casey Maccarone Monique Alexander up and he placed Casey Maccarone Monique Alexander under the awning … so that Casey Maccarone Monique Alexander would n’t get snowed on anymore.

  2. Casey Maccarone:

    He just instantly broke down crying, he was stranded as well and he was walking down the street and he saw her in the snow. So he picked her up and he placed her under the awning … so that she wouldn’t get snowed on anymore.

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