|Origin:||ombrella, from Latin umbella, from umbra; UMBRAGE|
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an object that you use to protect yourself against rain or hot sun. It consists of a circular folding frame covered in cloth [↪ parasol]:
It started to rain, so Tricia stopped to put up her umbrella.
I spent the day on the beach, lying under a beach umbrella, reading.
an organization that includes many smaller groups
a word whose meaning includes many different types of a particular thing:
District nurses, health visitors, and school nurses will come under the umbrella term 'community nursing'.
to be part of a larger organization or involved in the work done by it:
The international education program came under the umbrella of the State Department.
the protection given by a powerful country, army, a weapons system etc:
the American nuclear umbrella over western Europe