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Definition of Umbrella

Umbrella

  1. 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. The umbrellalike disk, or swimming bell, of a jellyfish.
  3. Any marine tectibranchiate gastropod of the genus Umbrella, having an umbrella-shaped shell; -- called also umbrella shell.

Umbrella Quotations

A British porch is a musty, forbidding non-room in which to fling a sodden umbrella or a muddy pair of boots; a guard against the elements and strangers. By contrast the good ol' American front porch seems to stand for positivity and openness; a platform from which to welcome or wave farewell; a place where things of significance could happen.
Dan Stevens

A bank is a place where they lend you an umbrella in fair weather and ask for it back when it begins to rain.
Robert Frost

He was so benevolent, so merciful a man that, in his mistaken passion, he would have held an umbrella over a duck in a shower of rain.
Douglas William Jerrold

What's great about documentary, it seems to me, is that it can be experimental filmmaking. You have a license to do a lot of diverse things under the umbrella of 'documentary.'
Errol Morris

I carry an umbrella when I am outdoors and always wear sunscreen, even when I am sitting in front of a computer screen! I never touch coffee or other caffeinated drinks.
Fan Bingbing
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Umbrella Translations

umbrella in Afrikaans is sambreel
umbrella in Danish is paraply
umbrella in Dutch is paraplu
umbrella in German is Rekenschirm, Regenschirm, Schirm, Regenschirm
umbrella in Italian is parapioggia, ombrello
umbrella in Norwegian is paraply
umbrella in Portuguese is guarda-chuva
umbrella in Spanish is paraguas
umbrella in Swedish is paraply
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