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Umbrella vs. Umbra

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Umbrellanoun

Cloth-covered frame used for protection against rain or sun.

‘Quick, grab that umbrella before you get rained on!’;

Umbranoun

The fully shaded inner region of a shadow cast by an opaque object.

Umbrellanoun

Generally, anything that provides protection.

‘The fighters provide a defensive air umbrella over the battle group.’;

Umbranoun

(astronomy) The area on the earth or moon experiencing the total phase of an eclipse.

Umbrellanoun

Something that covers a wide range of concepts, purposes, groups, etc.

‘The test facility was established under the umbrella of the company's quality program.’;

Umbranoun

(astronomy) The central region of a sunspot.

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Umbrellanoun

The main body of a jellyfish, excluding the tentacles.

‘Jellyfish are composed of more than 90% water and most of their umbrella mass is made up of gelatinous material.’;

Umbranoun

A shadow.

Umbrellanoun

An umbrella-shaped reflector with a white or silvery inner surface, used to diffuse a nearby light.

Umbranoun

(archaic) An uninvited guest brought along by one who was invited.

Umbrellaverb

(transitive) To cover or protect, as if by an umbrella.

Umbranoun

The conical shadow projected from a planet or satellite, on the side opposite to the sun, within which a spectator could see no portion of the sun's disk; - used in contradistinction from penumbra. See Penumbra.

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Umbrellaverb

(intransitive) To form the dome shape of an open umbrella.

Umbranoun

Any one of several species of sciænoid food fishes of the genus Umbrina, especially the Mediterranean species (Umbrina cirrhosa), which is highly esteemed as a market fish; - called also ombre, and umbrine.

Umbrellaverb

(intransitive) To move like a jellyfish.

Umbranoun

a region of complete shadow resulting from total obstruction of light

Umbrellanoun

A shade, screen, or guard, carried in the hand for sheltering the person from the rays of the sun, or from rain or snow. It is formed of silk, cotton, or other fabric, extended on strips of whalebone, steel, or other elastic material, inserted in, or fastened to, a rod or stick by means of pivots or hinges, in such a way as to allow of being opened and closed with ease. See Parasol.

‘Underneath the umbrella's oily shed.’;

Umbrellanoun

The umbrellalike disk, or swimming bell, of a jellyfish.

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Umbrellanoun

Any marine tectibranchiate gastropod of the genus Umbrella, having an umbrella-shaped shell; - called also umbrella shell.

Umbrellanoun

a lightweight handheld collapsible canopy

Umbrellanoun

a formation of military planes maintained over ground operations or targets;

‘an air umbrella over England’;

Umbrellanoun

having the function of uniting a group of similar things;

‘the Democratic Party is an umbrella for many liberal groups’; ‘under the umbrella of capitalism’;

Umbrellaadjective

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

‘an umbrella organization’; ‘umbrella insurance coverage’;

Umbrellanoun

a device consisting of a circular canopy of cloth on a folding metal frame supported by a central rod, used as protection against rain.

Umbrellanoun

a protecting force or influence

‘Europe sought a measure of independence from the US defence umbrella’;

Umbrellanoun

a screen of fighter aircraft or anti-aircraft artillery.

Umbrellanoun

a thing that includes or contains many different elements or parts

‘the umbrella body for more than 100 training organizations’;

Umbrellanoun

the gelatinous disc of a jellyfish, which it contracts and expands to move through the water.

Umbrella

An umbrella or parasol is a folding canopy supported by wooden or metal ribs that is usually mounted on a wooden, metal, or plastic pole. It is designed to protect a person against rain or sunlight.

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