• WordNet 3.6
    • n awning a canopy made of canvas to shelter people or things from rain or sun
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Awning A rooflike cover, usually of canvas, extended over or before any place as a shelter from the sun, rain, or wind.
    • Awning (Naut) That part of the poop deck which is continued forward beyond the bulkhead of the cabin.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n awning A movable roof-like covering of canvas or other cloth spread over any place, or in front of a window, door, etc., as a protection from the sun's rays.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Awning awn′ing a covering to shelter from the sun's rays.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Origin uncertain: cf. F. auvent, awing, or Pers. āwan, āwang, anything suspended, or LG. havening, a place sheltered from wind and weather, E. haven,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
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.


In literature:

We lay so thick on the windward side of the spar deck under the awning, that it would have been difficult to find foot room.
"A Gunner Aboard the "Yankee"" by Russell Doubleday
Perry smiled ecstatically and peered out and up from under the awning.
"The Adventure Club Afloat" by Ralph Henry Barbour
The horses work under an awning to protect them from the burning sunshine, and are changed every three hours.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 484, April 11, 1885" by Various
We passed close to one, and saw on the deck three ladies sitting under an awning with their books and work.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Vol. XVII. No. 101. May, 1876." by Various
It was a month before Ridgeway was able to leave his couch and to sit beneath the awning in front of the temple.
"Nedra" by George Barr McCutcheon
Kern lay alone with her geraniums, awning, whirring fan, and other ladylike appurtenances.
"V. V.'s Eyes" by Henry Sydnor Harrison
So I went back to my own ship and sat under the after awning, in no good temper.
"King Alfred's Viking" by Charles W. Whistler
To the benches and the awning he fastened rollers, so that the car was propelled across both above and below.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Vol. XII. No. 30. September, 1873" by Various
Those flat bottomed boats with their large heavy awnings are very cranky.
"Three Months of My Life" by J. F. Foster
All that day it remained a dead calm, and the heat was dreadful, although the awnings were spread.
"Poor Jack" by Frederick Marryat

In poetry:

As the shade of the awning
Under which I stand waiting
And with whose blackness it seems
I am already blended.
"The Tourist from Syracuse" by Donald Justice
Thy downy wings do thou expand abroad,
Beneath their ample awning shade me still,
Suffer not any foe, upon the road,
To do my soul or body any ill.
"The Traveller's Prayer" by Rees Prichard
Ah! if she and I such boating
Might but share one day, some fellow
With strong arms behind, Pasquale,
Or Luigi, with gay awning,
(She likes yellow!)
"Barcarole II" by Susan Coolidge
Tou's proud, and past aw guid adveyce—
Yen mud as weel speak till a stean;
Still, still thy awn way reet or wrang—
Mess, but tou'll rue't when I am geane!
O, monie are, &c.
"Dick Watters" by Robert Anderson
The Tragedy of all our East is laid
On those white decks beneath the awning shade -
Birth, absence, longing, laughter, love and tears,
And death unmaking ere the land is made.
"The Exiles' Line" by Rudyard Kipling
O night! propitious to my views,
Thy sable awning wide diffuse;
Conceal alike my joy and pain,
Nor draw thy curtain back again,
Though morning, by the tears she shows,
Seems to participate my woes.
"The Secrets Of Divine Love Are To Be Kept" by William Cowper

In news:

freestanding awning and a Mossy-Oak Break-Up Infinity Camouflage Pattern.
Buttermilk man killed in awning collapse.
Pella — Pella Corporation recently announced a proposed settlement agreement to resolve the Saltzman vs Pella class-action lawsuit involving Pella® ProLine casement , awning and transom windows made in 2006 and earlier.
Know your window styles: Sliding, awning, single-hung, double-hung, casement , fixed and hopper.
Mateo (—a forthcoming project from Matt Kelly and the folks at Vin Rouge—has installed a striped awning on the front of the former Book Exchange building at 109 W Chapel Hill St And around the corner at 325 W.
Know your window styles: Sliding, awning, single-hung, double-hung , casement, fixed and hopper.
Back in September, KHON-2 reported that the metal awning of the Lai Fong building on Nuuanu St was falling down after being hit by a delivery truck.
Girl falls through awning right after she said she won't fall through .
That is quite the awning.
Designs, fabricates, and installs all types of signs and awnings for clients including Dunkin' Donuts and the Boston Celtics.
Jesse Thompson, 10, skates in the parking lot of Tucker Duck & Awning Co. Thompson was skating with his brother, Dakota, 12, as their mother, April Thompson, was visiting inside.
The company also said the sleeve 's hook-and-loop strapping eliminates wind issues found with awning toppers MSRP range is $519-$629.
There on the awning roof below lay stray Mardi Gras beads.
Translucent glass awnings (top) add texture to the rear of the house.

In science:

Let G be a Hilbert space, by (112) we note that for all A ∈ B(G) we have ω ◦ L(A) ∈ Npd (G), and ω ◦ R(A) ∈ Npd (G), indeed if ω is determined by {un }n∈N , {wn }n∈N , then ω ◦ L(A), (respectively ω ◦ R(A)), is determined by {un }n∈N , {Awn }n∈N , (respectively {A∗un }n∈N , {wn }n∈N ).
Integral equalities for functions of unbounded spectral operators in Banach spaces