from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A device for protection from the weather consisting of a collapsible, usually circular canopy mounted on a central rod.
- n. Something that covers or protects.
- n. Air cover, especially during a military operation.
- n. Something that encompasses or covers many different elements or groups.
- n. Zoology The gelatinous, rounded mass that is the major part of the body of most jellyfish.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Cloth-covered frame used for protection against rain or sun.
- n. Generally, anything that provides protection.
- n. Something that covers a wide range of concepts, purposes, groups and etc.
- n. The main body of a jellyfish, excluding the tentacles.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. 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 in, 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.
- n. The umbrellalike disk, or swimming bell, of a jellyfish.
- n. Any marine tectibranchiate gastropod of the genus Umbrella, having an umbrella-shaped shell; -- called also umbrella shell.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A portable shade, screen, or canopy which opens and folds, carried in the hand for the purpose of sheltering the person from the rays of the sun or from rain.
- n. In zoology: The gelatinous disk or swimming-bell of an acaleph, as a jellyfish, by the rhythmical contraction and expansion of which the creature swims, taken either with or without the velum.
- n. In conchology [NL. (Lamarck, 1809).] [capitalized] A genus of tectibranchiate or pleurobranchiate gastropods; the umbrella-shells, as U. umbellata. Also Ombrella. A limpet-like tectibranchiate gastropod of the genus Umbrella or family Umbrellidæ; an umbrella-shell.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. having the function of uniting a group of similar things
- n. a formation of military planes maintained over ground operations or targets
- n. a lightweight handheld collapsible canopy
- adj. covering or applying simultaneously to a number of similar items or elements or groups
_A cotton and silk umbrella_ means one umbrella partly cotton and partly silk; _cotton_ and _silk_ modify the same noun -- _umbrella_.
Professor James, I believe, tells of some one who forgot his umbrella so often that he practiced associating _umbrella_ with
"When rain comes I can put up an umbrella -- an _umbrella_.
The word umbrella comes from the Latin word "umbra", meaning shade or shadow.
The word umbrella comes from the Latin word _umbra_, which means a
• The word umbrella is mentioned 55 times in Martin Chuzzlewit.
Pretty sure the umbrella is Breakout and the spaceman is Super Breakout.
Failure to feature substantive disarmament prominently in the Iran nuclear debate virtually guarantees that Gewen's wondering aloud about security guarantees and nuclear umbrella is the best-case scenario.
An umbrella is essential during Dharamsala's notorious monsoon season.
A promotional umbrella is a great and practical gift to clients and staff Â – it can say thank you for your business, or thank you for a job well done.