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Definition of "umbrella" []

  • A device for protection from the weather consisting of a collapsible, usually circular canopy mounted on a central rod. (noun)
  • Something that covers or protects. (noun)
  • Air cover, especially during a military operation. (noun)
  • Something that encompasses or covers many different elements or groups. (noun)
  • Zoology The gelatinous, rounded mass that is the major part of the body of most jellyfish. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "umbrella" in a sentence
  • "_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_."