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Awning vs. Roof

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Main Difference

The main difference between Awning and Roof is that the Awning is a secondary covering attached to the exterior wall of a building and Roof is a covering on the uppermost part of a building or vehicle

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  • Awning (noun)

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

  • Awning (noun)

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

  • Roof (noun)

    The external covering at the top of a building

  • Roof (noun)

    The upper part of a cavity.

    "The palate is the roof of the mouth."

    "Archaeologists discovered that the cave's roof was decked with paintings."

  • Roof (noun)

    The surface or bed of rock immediately overlying a bed of coal or a flat vein.

  • Roof (verb)

    To cover or furnish with a roof.

  • Roof (verb)

    To traverse buildings by walking or climbing across their roofs.

  • Roof (verb)

    To put into prison for not a short time.

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Oxford Dictionary
  • Awning (noun)

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

  • Awning (noun)

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

  • Roof (noun)

    The cover of any building, including the roofing (see Roofing) and all the materials and construction necessary to carry and maintain the same upon the walls or other uprights. In the case of a building with vaulted ceilings protected by an outer roof, some writers call the vault the roof, and the outer protection the roof mask. It is better, however, to consider the vault as the ceiling only, in cases where it has farther covering.

  • Roof (noun)

    That which resembles, or corresponds to, the covering or the ceiling of a house; as, the roof of a cavern; the roof of the mouth.

  • Roof (noun)

    The surface or bed of rock immediately overlying a bed of coal or a flat vein.

  • Roof

    To cover with a roof.

  • Roof

    To inclose in a house; figuratively, to shelter.

Webster Dictionary
  • Awning (noun)

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

  • Roof (noun)

    a protective covering that covers or forms the top of a building

  • Roof (noun)

    protective covering on top of a motor vehicle

  • Roof (verb)

    provide a building with a roof; cover a building with a roof

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