HyperDic: umbrella

English > 4 senses of the word umbrella:
NOUNartifactumbrellaa lightweight handheld collapsible canopy
actumbrellaa formation of military planes maintained over ground operations or targets
actumbrellahaving the function of uniting a group of similar things
ADJECTIVEallumbrellacovering or applying simultaneously to a number of similar items or elements or groups
umbrella > pronunciation
Soundsahmbreh'lah; ah'mbreh.lah
RhymesAbila ... Zola: 109 rhymes with lah...
English > umbrella: 4 senses > adjective 1
MeaningCovering or applying simultaneously to a number of similar items or elements or groups.
Examples
  • "an umbrella organization"
  • "umbrella insurance coverage"
BroadercomprehensiveIncluding all or everything
English > umbrella: 4 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningA lightweight handheld collapsible canopy.
Partsgore, panelA piece of cloth that is generally triangular or tapering
handle, grip, handgrip, holdThe appendage to an object that is designed to be held in order to use or move it
ribsupport resembling the rib of an animal
Narrowergamp, brollycolloquial terms for an umbrella
BroadercanopyA covering (usually of cloth) that serves as a roof to shelter an area from the weather
Spanishparaguas, parasol, sombrilla
Catalanombrel·la, paraigua
English > umbrella: 4 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningA formation of military planes maintained over ground operations or targets.
Example"an air umbrella over England"
Categorymilitary, armed forces, armed services, military machine, war machineThe military forces of a nation
Broaderdefense, defence, defensive measure(military) military action or resources protecting a country against potential enemies / enemies
Catalanparaigua
English > umbrella: 4 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningHaving the function of uniting a group of similar things.
Examples
  • "the Democratic Party is an umbrella for many liberal groups"
  • "under the umbrella of capitalism"
Broaderunion, unification, uniting, conjugation, jointureThe act of making or becoming a single unit
Catalanparaigua

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