Umbrella vs. Parasol

Umbrella vs. Parasol — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Umbrella and Parasol

Umbrellanoun

A device for protection from the weather consisting of a collapsible, usually circular canopy mounted on a central rod.

Parasolnoun

A light, usually small umbrella carried as protection from the sun.

Umbrellanoun

Something shaped like an umbrella

the umbrella of a mushroom.

Parasolnoun

A small light umbrella used as protection from the sun.

Umbrellanoun

The gelatinous, rounded mass that makes up the major part of the medusa stage of most jellyfish and certain other cnidarians.

Parasolnoun

A miniature paper umbrella used as a decoration in tropical-themed cocktails.

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Umbrellanoun

Something that covers or protects

The professors were criticized for their reactionary views, but they were protected under the umbrella of academic freedom.

Parasolnoun

A roof or covering of a structure designed to provide cover from wind, rain, or sun.

Umbrellanoun

Air cover, especially during a military operation.

Parasolverb

(transitive) To protect with, or as if with, a parasol; to shade.

Umbrellanoun

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

Quick, grab that umbrella before you get rained on!

Parasolnoun

a handheld collapsible source of shade

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Umbrellanoun

Generally, anything that provides protection.

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

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.

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.

Umbrellanoun

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

Umbrellaverb

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

Umbrellaverb

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

Umbrellaverb

(intransitive) To move like a jellyfish.

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 groupsunder the umbrella of capitalism

Umbrellaadjective

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

an umbrella organizationumbrella insurance coverage