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umbrella

noun [C] uk   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 spots of rain so I put my umbrella up. I left another umbrella on the bus yesterday. a folding umbrella
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umbrella noun [C] (GROUP)

something that includes or represents a group or range of similar things: There are 980 community agencies under the umbrella of the National Community Action Foundation. Donations should be sent to the Disaster Emergency Committee, an umbrella organization for UK-based aid agencies. Existentialism was really an umbrella term to lump together the works of several philosophers and writers.
Translations of “umbrella”
in Arabic مِظَلّة…
in Korean 우산…
in Malaysian payung…
in French parapluie…
in Turkish şemsiye…
in Italian ombrello…
in Chinese (Traditional) 器具, 傘, 雨傘…
in Russian зонт…
in Polish parasol, parasolka…
in Vietnamese cái ô…
in Spanish paraguas…
in Portuguese guarda-chuva…
in Thai ร่ม…
in German der Schirm…
in Catalan paraigua…
in Japanese かさ…
in Indonesian payung…
in Chinese (Simplified) 器具, 伞, 雨伞…
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