umbrella ( umbrellas plural )
1 n-count An umbrella is an object which you use to protect yourself from the rain or hot sun. It consists of a long stick with a folding frame covered in cloth.
Harry held an umbrella over Dawn.
2 n-sing Umbrella is used to refer to a single group or description that includes a lot of different organizations or ideas.
usu N of n, supp N, N n
Does coincidence come under the umbrella of the paranormal?..., Within the umbrella term `dementia' there are many different kinds of disease.
3 n-sing Umbrella is used to refer to a system or agreement which protects a country or group of people.
N of n, supp N
The major powers have chosen to act under the moral umbrella of the United Nations...
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1 brolly (Brit. informal) gamp (Brit. informal)
2 aegis, agency, cover, patronage, protection
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