umbrella

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From Italian ombrella, umbrella (an umbrella, sunshade), dim. of ombra (shade), from Latin umbra (shadow).

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umbrella (plural umbrellas)

An umbrella (1)
  1. Cloth-covered frame used for protection against rain or sun.
    Quick, grab that umbrella before you get rained on!
  2. Generally, anything that provides protection.
    The fighters provide a defensive air umbrella over the battle group.
  3. 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. 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.

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umbrella (third-person singular simple present umbrellas, present participle umbrellaing, simple past and past participle umbrellaed)

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

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Maltese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English umbrella.

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umbrella f

  1. umbrella

Romansch[edit]

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umbrella f (plural umbrellas)

  1. (Surmiran, Vallader) umbrella, parasol

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