Definitions for umbraˈʌm brə

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. umbra(noun)

    a region of complete shadow resulting from total obstruction of light


  1. umbra(Noun)

    A shadow.

  2. umbra(Noun)

    The central region of a sunspot.

  3. Origin: From umbra.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Umbra(noun)

    the conical shadow projected from a planet or satellite, on the side opposite to the sun, within which a spectator could see no portion of the sun's disk; -- used in contradistinction from penumbra. See Penumbra

  2. Umbra(noun)

    the central dark portion, or nucleus, of a sun spot

  3. Umbra(noun)

    the fainter part of a sun spot; -- now more commonly called penumbra

  4. Umbra(noun)

    any one of several species of sciaenoid food fishes of the genus Umbrina, especially the Mediterranean species (U. cirrhosa), which is highly esteemed as a market fish; -- called also ombre, and umbrine


  1. Umbra

    The umbra, penumbra and antumbra are the names given to three distinct parts of a shadow, created by any light source after impinging on an opaque object. For a point source only the umbra is cast. These names are most often used to refer to the shadows cast by celestial bodies, though they are sometimes used to describe levels of darkness, such as in sunspots.

Anagrams for umbra »

  1. rumba

  2. Burma

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Master Plato once said that Lux est umbra Dei; light is the shadow of God. I say this way: Light is the god of shadow!

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