Definitions for umbrellaʌmˈbrɛl ə

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. umbrella(noun)

    a lightweight handheld collapsible canopy

  2. umbrella(noun)

    a formation of military planes maintained over ground operations or targets

    "an air umbrella over England"

  3. umbrella(adj)

    having the function of uniting a group of similar things

    "the Democratic Party is an umbrella for many liberal groups"; "under the umbrella of capitalism"

  4. umbrella(adj)

    covering or applying simultaneously to a number of similar items or elements or groups

    "an umbrella organization"; "umbrella insurance coverage"

Wiktionary

  1. umbrella(Noun)

    Cloth-covered frame used for protection against rain or sun.

    Quick, grab that umbrella before you get rained on!

  2. umbrella(Noun)

    Generally, anything that provides protection.

    The fighters provide a defensive air umbrella over the battle group.

  3. umbrella(Noun)

    Something that covers a wide range of concepts, purposes, groups and etc.

    The test facility was established under the umbrella of the company's quality program.

  4. umbrella(Noun)

    The main body of a jellyfish, excluding the tentacles.

    Jellyfish are composed of more than 90% water and most of their umbrella mass is made up of gelatinous material.

  5. Origin: From ombrella, umbrella, dim. of ombra, from umbra.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Umbrella(noun)

    a shade, screen, or guard, carried in the hand for sheltering the person from the rays of the sun, or from rain or snow. It is formed of silk, cotton, or other fabric, extended on strips of whalebone, steel, or other elastic material, inserted, or fastened to, a rod or stick by means of pivots or hinges, in such a way as to allow of being opened and closed with ease. See Parasol

  2. Umbrella(noun)

    the umbrellalike disk, or swimming bell, of a jellyfish

  3. Umbrella(noun)

    any marine tectibranchiate gastropod of the genus Umbrella, having an umbrella-shaped shell; -- called also umbrella shell

Freebase

  1. Umbrella

    An umbrella or parasol is a canopy designed to protect against rain or sunlight. The word parasol usually refers to an item designed to protect from the sun; umbrella refers to a device more suited to protect from rain. Often the difference is the material; some parasols are not waterproof. Parasols are often meant to be fixed to one point and often used with patio tables or other outdoor furniture. Umbrellas are almost exclusively hand-held portable devices; however, parasols can also be hand-held. The collapsible umbrella may have first been used in China, although its appearance elsewhere seems to have been independent, and had sliding levers similar to those in use today. The word umbrella comes from the Latin word umbra, meaning shade or shadow Brolly is a slang word for umbrella, used often in Britain, New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, and Kenya. Bumbershoot is a fanciful Americanism from the late 19th century.


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