Definition of 'umbrella'
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One guy ran over and covered his body with an umbrella. The Sun (2010)You must not stray from their protective umbrella too soon. INSIDE THE TORNADO: MARKETING STRATEGIES FROM SILICON VALLEY'S CUTTING EDGE (2001)It ended up being used as an umbrella stand in their hallway. The Sun (2010)One problem is that massage is an umbrella term. Times, Sunday Times (2012)He laughs and says we are crazy to be walking in the rain without an umbrella. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It ought to be shared by all of us who live under the dubious protection of the nuclear umbrella. Infinite in All Directions (1989)The first point to make is that stroke and migraine are umbrella terms that encompass a number of different underlying conditions. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The umbrella protecting us is gone. Infinite in All Directions (1989)The major political parties are umbrella organizations that put together complex coalitions of those organized interests with which they have an affinity. After Thatcher (1989)It is rainy season, and many queued clutching umbrellas in the light morning drizzle. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Is it polite to share one's umbrella in the rain? Times, Sunday Times (2007)But cancer is an umbrella term for 200 diseases that all react differently. Times, Sunday Times (2007)All were supplied with umbrellas, as rain was forecast. Times, Sunday Times (2012)An umbrella term for people who don't conform to the conventional idea of gender roles. Times, Sunday Times (2015)A legal umbrella protects the business from its creditors and helps it to buy time. Times, Sunday Times (2009)I had to build a protective umbrella out of my own bones and skin. Times, Sunday Times (2009)WHAT do you call a parrot in the rain with an umbrella? The Sun (2008)The almost daily attacks have sent citizens rushing to arm themselves with any weapons they can find, from selfie sticks to umbrellas. Times, Sunday Times (2015)An umbrella term for diseases of the heart and circulation including coronary heart disease, angina, heart attack and stroke. The Sun (2013)With a photographic light, an umbrella is the easiest diffuser to use, but soft daylight from a window also works well. Photographers Handbook (1993)It follows our story yesterday of the Dorset couple whose old vase they used as an umbrella stand turned out to be worth 500,000. The Sun (2010)Britain cannot avoid being under the US nuclear umbrella, whether it wants to or not. After Thatcher (1989)The DEC does not need to be big because it is an umbrella group, and not a frontline charity. Times, Sunday Times (2009)
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Translations for 'umbrella'
British English: umbrella /ʌmˈbrɛlə/ NOUN
An umbrella is an object which you use to protect yourself from the rain. It consists of a long stick with a folding frame covered in cloth.
He held an umbrella over his wife.
- American English: umbrella
- Arabic: مِظَلَّة
- Brazilian Portuguese: guarda-chuva
- Chinese: 伞
- Croatian: kišobran
- Czech: deštník
- Danish: paraply
- Dutch: paraplu
- European Spanish: paraguas
- Finnish: sateenvarjo
- French: parapluie
- German: Schirm
- Greek: ομπρέλα
- Italian: ombrello
- Japanese: 傘
- Korean: 우산
- Norwegian: paraply
- Polish: parasol
- European Portuguese: guarda-chuva
- Romanian: umbrelă
- Russian: зонт
- Spanish: paraguas
- Swedish: paraply
- Thai: ร่ม
- Turkish: şemsiye
- Ukrainian: парасолька
- Vietnamese: dù
Definition of umbrella from the Collins English Dictionary
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