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. umbrellanoun

    a lightweight handheld collapsible canopy

  2. umbrellanoun

    a formation of military planes maintained over ground operations or targets

    "an air umbrella over England"

  3. umbrellaadjective

    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. umbrellaadjective

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

    "an umbrella organization"; "umbrella insurance coverage"

Wiktionary

  1. umbrellanoun

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

    Quick, grab that umbrella before you get rained on!

  2. umbrellanoun

    Generally, anything that provides protection.

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

  3. umbrellanoun

    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. umbrellanoun

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Umbrel, Umbrellanoun

    A skreen used in hot countries to keep off the sun, and in others to bear off the rain.

    Etymology: from umbra, Lat.

    I can carry your umbrella, and fan your ladyship. Dryden.

    Good housewives
    Defended by th’ umbrella’s oily shed,
    Safe through the wet on clinking pattens tread. John Gay.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Umbrellanoun

    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. Umbrellanoun

    the umbrellalike disk, or swimming bell, of a jellyfish

  3. Umbrellanoun

    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.”

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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. Amber Heard:

    They pointed to no other working romantic lead, no other actress, that was out, i didn’t come out. I was never in. It’s limiting, that LGBTQ thing. It served a function as an umbrella for marginalized people to whom rights were being denied, but it loses its efficacy because of the nuanced nature of humanity. As we become more educated and expand the facts of our nature, we keep adding letters. It was a great shield, but now we’re stuck behind it. It’s so important to resist labels. I don’t care how many letters you add. At some point, it’s going to spell ‘WE ARE HUMAN.’.

  2. Kaye Marks:

    ' Equine-assisted activities and therapies' is an umbrella term, and all of the different types [ of activities ] fall underneath our umbrella.

  3. Steve Wynn:

    We could put [on] a water-ski show in the afternoon and we could at night have a great show like they have in Disneyland, only bigger, and we can have fireworks every night .?.?. that would cover the whole 40 acres as an umbrella.

  4. Lily Wong:

    Compared to the 2014 Umbrella Movement, more women were accepted on the frontlines in 2019, which was a big change, although issues like gender were secondary, I think these secondary issues still progressed.

  5. Anthony Fauci:

    The more and more people that get vaccinated, the less and less the threat is, whether you get to the point if you have an overwhelming majority of people vaccinated and you have a good umbrella of herd immunity, you can get back to as close to normal as you want.

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