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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 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

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

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

Going around under an umbrella interferes with one's looking up at the sky.
Jerzy Kosinski

Compromise makes a good umbrella, but a poor roof; it is temporary expedient, often wise in party politics, almost sure to be unwise in statesmanship.
James Russell Lowell
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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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