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Definition of 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

Who am I that I have to sing under an umbrella? These people are my fans, and if they can stand in the rain to hear me sing, I can stand in the rain.
Bobby Darin

All identity labels are umbrella terms to some degree, but this term 'bisexual' is not only serviceable, but it is sufficient. And yes, it brings together a bunch of people who are maybe shades different from one another. And maybe that's the beauty of labels: that they force you to be with other people and see the difference.
Charles M. Blow

Under the big political umbrella, a man is just like a leaf in the ocean, with no control of his destiny and does not have any choice.
Zhang Yimou

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
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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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