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UMBRELLA

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does umbrella mean? 

UMBRELLA (noun)
  The noun UMBRELLA has 3 senses:

1. a lightweight handheld collapsible canopy
2. a formation of military planes maintained over ground operations or targets
3. having the function of uniting a group of similar things

  Familiarity information: UMBRELLA used as a noun is uncommon.


UMBRELLA (adjective)
  The adjective UMBRELLA has 1 sense:

1. covering or applying simultaneously to a number of similar items or elements or groups

  Familiarity information: UMBRELLA used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


UMBRELLA (noun)


Sense 1umbrella [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A lightweight handheld collapsible canopy

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("umbrella" is a kind of...):

canopy (a covering (usually of cloth) that serves as a roof to shelter an area from the weather)

Meronyms (parts of "umbrella"):

gore (a triangular piece of cloth)

grip; handgrip; handle; hold (the appendage to an object that is designed to be held in order to use or move it)

rib (support resembling the rib of an animal)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "umbrella"):

brolly; gamp (colloquial terms for an umbrella)


Sense 2umbrella [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A formation of military planes maintained over ground operations or targets

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Context example:

an air umbrella over England

Hypernyms ("umbrella" is a kind of...):

defence; defense; defensive measure (military action or resources protecting a country against potential enemies)

Domain category:

armed forces; armed services; military; military machine; war machine (the military forces of a nation)


Sense 3umbrella [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Having the function of uniting a group of similar things

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Context examples:

the Democratic Party is an umbrella for many liberal groups / under the umbrella of capitalism

Hypernyms ("umbrella" is a kind of...):

conjugation; jointure; unification; union; uniting (the act of making or becoming a single unit)


UMBRELLA (adjective)


Sense 1umbrella [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Covering or applying simultaneously to a number of similar items or elements or groups

Context examples:

an umbrella organization / umbrella insurance coverage

Similar:

comprehensive (including all or everything)


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