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"umbrella" in British English

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umbrellanoun [C]

uk   /ʌmˈbrel.ə/  us   /ʌmˈbrel.ə/
  • umbrella noun [C] (DEVICE)

A2 a device for protection against the rain, consisting of a stick with a folding frame covered in material at one end and usually a handle at the other, or a similar, often larger, device used for protection against the sun: I felt a few drops of rain, so I put my umbrella up. I left my umbrella on the bus yesterday. a folding umbrella

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(Definition of umbrella from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"umbrella" in American English

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umbrellanoun [C]

 us   /ʌmˈbrel·ə/
a cover that protects from rain or sun, esp. waterproof material fitted on a folding frame with a handle at one end: A figure carrying an open umbrella walked slowly through the rain.
An umbrella is also something that includes a number of similar things: an umbrella term an umbrella organization
(Definition of umbrella from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"umbrella" in Business English

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umbrellanoun [C, usually singular]

uk   us   /ʌmˈbrelə/
something that includes or represents a group or range of similar things: They provide an umbrella of work force development services. An awful lot of damage is done under the umbrella of ecotourism.
(Definition of umbrella from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “umbrella”
in Korean 우산…
in Arabic مِظَلّة…
in Malaysian payung…
in French parapluie…
in Russian зонт…
in Chinese (Traditional) 器具, 傘, 雨傘…
in Italian ombrello…
in Turkish şemsiye…
in Polish parasol, parasolka…
in Spanish paraguas…
in Vietnamese cái ô…
in Portuguese guarda-chuva…
in Thai ร่ม…
in German der Schirm…
in Catalan paraigua…
in Japanese かさ…
in Chinese (Simplified) 器具, 伞, 雨伞…
in Indonesian payung…
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“umbrella” in British English

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Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
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