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- (UK) IPA(key): /ʌmˈbɹɛlə(ɹ)/
- Rhymes: -ɛlə(r)
- (US) IPA(key): /ʌmˈbɹɛlə/
Audio (US) (file)
- Rhymes: -ɛlə
umbrella (plural umbrellas)
- Cloth-covered frame used for protection against rain or sun.
- Quick, grab that umbrella before you get rained on!
- Generally, anything that provides protection.
- The fighters provide a defensive air umbrella over the battle group.
- Something that covers a wide range of concepts, purposes, groups, etc.
- The test facility was established under the umbrella of the company's quality program.
- 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.
cloth-covered frame used for protection against rain or sun
anything that provides protection
something that covers a wide range of concepts, ideas, etc.
the main body of a jellyfish, excluding the tentacles
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- umbrella in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- umbrella in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
- To cover or protect, as if by an umbrella.
2008, Jonathan Kellerman, Bad Love: Alex Delaware 8:
- Huge pine and eucalyptus umbrellaed the grounds, airconditioning the morning.
- To form the dome shape of an open umbrella.
2011, B. A. Rothwell, The Peaceful Queen, page 31:
- Bright yellow gowns fit them tightly and umbrellaed from their waist to just below the knees.
- To move like a sea jelly.
1997, National Geographic Traveler, page 36:
- The light catches the filigreed tendrils and graceful motion of the jellies, their orange bodies umbrella-ing along like fairy parasols come to life.
umbrella f (plural umbrellas)