An example of an umbrella is what the character Mary Poppins holds while she's floating in the air in the film Mary Poppins.
An example of an umbrella is a pricing policy that protects the consumer against paying too much; a price umbrella.
An example of umbrella is an insurance policy that provides protection in many situations; an umbrella policy.
- The body of a jellyfish.
- Any comprehensive, protective organization, alliance, strategy, or device.The umbrella of insurance.
- A force of military aircraft sent up to screen ground or naval forces.Air umbrella.
The fighters provide a defensive air umbrella over the battle group.
The test facility was established under the umbrella of the company's quality program.
Origin of umbrella
- Italian ombrella from Late Latin umbrella alteration (influenced by umbra shade) of Latin umbella parasol umbel
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition