parasol

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French parasol, from Italian parasole, from para- (to shield) +‎ sole (sun).

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Noun[edit]

parasol (plural parasols)

  1. A small light umbrella used as protection from the sun.
  2. A miniature paper umbrella used as a decoration in tropical-themed cocktails.
  3. (architecture) A roof or covering of a structure designed to provide cover from wind, rain, or sun.

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parasol (third-person singular simple present parasols, present participle parasoling or parasolling, simple past and past participle parasoled or parasolled)

  1. (transitive) To protect with, or as if with, a parasol; to shade.
    • 1826, The Monthly Magazine (page 161)
      Now old ladies, who dare venture a-shopping, go parasolling their withered perfections along, and entertain a decided dread of injuring the immaterial whiteness of their skins, which have ceased to he compared to "lilies" and "snows," and other sonnet-like similes, for more than thirty summers []
    • 2013, Geoff Ryman, The King's Last Song (page 19)
      [] the buffaloes in the mire, and rows of trees parasolling houses along the waterways.

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French parasol, from Italian parasole.

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parasol m (plural parasols or parasollen, diminutive parasolletje n)

  1. parasol

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Italian parasole.

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parasol m (plural parasols)

  1. parasol

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Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

parar (to stop) +‎ sol (sun)

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parasol m (plural parasois)

  1. umbrella, sunshade, parasol (used to protect against the sun)
  2. sun visor

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Polish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Italian parasole

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parasol m inan

  1. umbrella (also for rain)

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

parar (to stop) +‎ sol (sun)

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parasol m (plural parasoles)

  1. umbrella (used to protect against the sun)
  2. sunshade
  3. (automotive) sun visor
  4. parasol

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