What does Umbrella mean?

Definitions for Umbrella
ʌmˈbrɛl əUm·brel·la

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Umbrella.

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!

    Etymology: From ombrella, umbrella, dim. of ombra, from umbra.

  2. umbrella(Noun)

    Generally, anything that provides protection.

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

    Etymology: From ombrella, umbrella, dim. of ombra, from umbra.

  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.

    Etymology: From ombrella, umbrella, dim. of ombra, from umbra.

  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.

    Etymology: 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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Umbrella

    um-brel′a, n. a familiar covered sliding frame carried in the hand, as a screen from rain or sunshine.—n. Umbrell′a-bird, a fruit-crow of South America, so called from its radiating crest.—adj. Umbrellaed (um-brel′äd), provided with an umbrella.—ns. Umbrell′a-grass, an Australian grass with millet-like seeds; Umbrell′a-stand, a stand in the hall of a house for holding umbrellas; Umbrell′a-tree, a small magnolia of the United States. [It. ombrella, dim. of ombra, a shade—L. umbra.]

Editors Contribution

  1. umbrella

    A type of product created and designed in various colors, materials, mechanisms, shapes, sizes and styles.

    Umbrellas are created in various sizes and it is true that we use them most times when it rains.

    Submitted by MaryC on October 5, 2016  

Etymology and Origins

  1. Umbrella

    From the Latin umbra, a shade. The original function of such an article was to act as a shelter against the scorching rays of the sun, similar to those monster white or coloured umbrellas one sees in a Continental market-place. It was Jonas Hanway who first diverted it from its proper use. See “Hanway Street.”

How to pronounce Umbrella?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say Umbrella in sign language?

  1. umbrella

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Umbrella in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Umbrella in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of Umbrella in a Sentence

  1. Mark Lemley:

    India and its Southeast Asian neighbors have tried to balance the two powers by forging greater economic ties with China while holding on to the security umbrella provided by the Mark Lemley, china, through recent actions, has effectively delivered the US to India for a generation.

  2. Debasish Mridha, M.D.:

    God is like an umbrella of illusion and belief. On rainy days we use him, on sunny days we forget him.

  3. Anthony Fauci:

    Let's say... at the end of the year, there will be millions and tens of millions of doses available, it won't be until we get into 2021 that you'll have hundreds of millions of doses, and just the logistics constraints in vaccinating large numbers of people -- it's going to take months to get enough people vaccinated to have an umbrella of immunity over the community.

  4. Alan Kaufman:

    We’d been relying on the same two antiquated weather protection products for a thousand years: the umbrella and the raincoat, this industry was ripe for innovation.

  5. Nur Jazlan:

    These groups are just looking for an umbrella organization and IS is becoming that organization for these disparate and separate groups to get together.

Images & Illustrations of Umbrella

  1. UmbrellaUmbrellaUmbrellaUmbrellaUmbrella

Popularity rank by frequency of use

Umbrella#10000#11208#100000

Translations for Umbrella

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for Umbrella »

Translation

Find a translation for the Umbrella definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Discuss these Umbrella definitions with the community:

0 Comments

    Word of the Day

    Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

    Please enter your email address:


    Citation

    Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

    Style:MLAChicagoAPA

    "Umbrella." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2020. Web. 20 Sep. 2020. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/Umbrella>.

    Are we missing a good definition for Umbrella? Don't keep it to yourself...

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for Umbrella:


    Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.