umbrella

noun
ADJECTIVE
rolled
beach, sun
golf
nuclear, protective (both figurative)

the American nuclear umbrella over Europe

corporate (figurative, esp. AmE)
broad (figurative)

the broad umbrella of alternative medicine

VERB + UMBRELLA
open, put up, unfurl
fold
carry, hold
UMBRELLA + NOUN
stand
stroller (AmE)
body (esp. BrE), company, group, organization (all figurative)

an umbrella group including members of opposition parties

name, term, title (all figurative)

‘Herb’ is an umbrella term covering many types of plant.

PREPOSITION
under an/the umbrella

She was fast asleep under a big beach umbrella.

the two areas brought together under the umbrella of the committee (figurative)


Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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  • Umbrella — Um*brel la, n. [It. umbrella, fr. ombra a shade, L. umbra; cf. L. umbella a sunshade, a parasol. Cf. {Umbel}, {Umbrage}.] 1. A shade, screen, or guard, carried in the hand for sheltering the person from the rays of the sun, or from rain or snow.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • umbrella — um‧brel‧la [ʌmˈbrelə] noun [countable] something which covers or includes a wide range of different parts: • The international organization pulls together a huge number of companies under the umbrella of the parent group. • an EU umbrella… …   Financial and business terms

  • umbrella — (n.) c.1600, first attested in Donne s letters, from It. ombrello, from L.L. umbrella, altered (by influence of umbra) from L. umbella sunshade, parasol, dim. of umbra shade, shadow (see UMBRAGE (Cf. umbrage)). A sunshade in the Mediterranean, a… …   Etymology dictionary

  • umbrella — [um brel′ə] n. [It ombrella < LL umbrella (altered by assoc. with L umbra, shade) < L umbella, parasol, dim. of umbra, shade] 1. a screen or shade, usually of cloth stretched over a folding radial frame, carried for protection against the… …   English World dictionary

  • umbrella — um·brel·la adj: being or relating to a supplemental insurance policy that extends the coverage of an underlying policy on the same risk an umbrella policy umbrella liability insurance Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • umbrella — ► NOUN 1) a device consisting of a circular fabric canopy on a folding metal frame supported by a central rod, used as protection against rain. 2) a protecting force or influence. 3) (before another noun ) including or containing many different… …   English terms dictionary

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